Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Best Friends

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Pastel   19"x13"
This is a commissioned piece by someone who saw my work at an outdoor art show in Fort Madison, IA this year.  She sent several photos for me to work from and asked if I would not add the dogs collar in this painting.  The biggest challenge here was figuring out  how best to show the color of the dogs eyes .  In most the photo references....eyes are almost completely white.  Ah....nothing like a challenge to get the blood pumping :)

Thursday, November 25, 2010


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                                                                      Oil  20"x16"
This is another oil where I include the frame as part of the picture (frame not shown here).  I overlapped a couple of the tulips onto the frame with the rest matching the background.  I then paint the outside edge of the frame black.  I'll be doing more Oil paintings this way.  I really like the affect and they're ready to hang on the wall....much like gallery wrapped canvas. (where staples don't show)
Send me an email if interested in this piece.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

"Thinkin of a sweet ride"

Oil on stretched canvas   24"x36"
This was fun to paint.  My daughter supplied me with the photo reference....said I should paint Harley's.  I believe I'll be painting more.  Going to have this at her Studio Open House that's scheduled for Thanksgiving weekend.  Seriously thinking of prints too.  If interested in original or a print....let me know.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

"Did you hear the one about....."

Oil on gesso panel    8"x10"
Painted this last December.....my daughter gave me several gesso boards to experiment painting on. I think I prefer canvas boards and stretched canvas to these.  I may  use these guys in another painting this year...I smile everytime I look at them.  Found them at The Flower Shop in Bloomfield, IA. 

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Party Time

Another inspiration from my last visit at Tassel Ridge Winery, Leighton, IA.   I'll be there this Saturday with my art and demonstrating with soft pastels from 12noon to 4pm.  If interested in this painting...contact me by email: ginlammert@yahoo.com or phone 641.208.5968

Monday, November 8, 2010

Inspiration from Tassel Ridge Winery

"All We Need is Love"
Oil       16"x20"
I'll be showing this and hopefully another Oil I've started this coming Saturday, the 13th, at Tassel Ridge Winery.   There'll be plenty more paintings on display/for sale.  This is an invite to come join me.....taste what Tassel Ridge has to offer and visit with me while I demonstrate painting.