August 28, 2012

Flow Blue

I found this little Flow blue trinket box at a local antique dealer and  it beckoned me... :)   It's simple but yet very elegant.  This was a fun painting to do - the  variation of blues in the design and the various  shades of "white" made it a fun challenge.   Hope you like it too.  Painted on a linen panel.


Flow Blue
 6x8
Oil on Linen Panel 
Custom Float framed 


Please contact me if interested in purchasing this  work of art:
shirley@gipson-artist.com

August 19, 2012

The Bridge

A couple of weeks ago, I posted a couple small studies I did on a recent trip to North Carolina using my EasyL Pochade Box from Art Work Essentials.  Here is a studio version of one of them, I'm naming it "The Bridge"  It will be on display at  the next exhibit "Visual Rhapsody" at  my church gallery beginning mid September along with a couple other paintings I'll be displaying here through December.

The old iron bridge was  down a country road just outside of Cashiers, NC (and still in use).  We parked, gathered our Plein Air equipment and headed down the path to  set up under the bridge by the water.  Every where you looked - another painting.  Extremely picturesque.  Just to the base of this scene were the beginnings of white water which I may capture on a future  landscape painting.