Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Alabama Cow

Each week artist Karin Jurick posts a photo on her blog "Different Strokes for Different Folks" and invites artists to submit their version of that photo as a painting. I used Oil Pastels for this one. I'll add the link to her blog at the bottom left of this page so you can check out the large variety of work that results from this weekly challenge!

Friday, October 24, 2008

Country Christmas

This is a painting I did a few years ago; If you're at all interested in ordering Christmas cards from me (see column on the left) you can request this image on the card instead of the one with the piano and the old sheet music. The cards are the same size and price as those pictured.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Study of Matches

This is a quick study of matches, done in Oil on Colourfix Paper. I retained the background without adding any paint to it...

Saturday, October 18, 2008

The Old Paintbrush

I'm sure almost every artist has many of these paint-spattered, no-longer-useful brushes lying around the studio!

Friday, October 17, 2008

Scissors and Yarn

This composition didn't lend itself to the small square format, so I used a 5x7 piece of masonite for this one. I painted directly onto the masonite without the use of gesso, laying out the initial drawing with Walnut Hollow Oil Pencils, which work wonderfully on the wood!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Spent Matches

I'm still loving the little square paintings, but am now trying some in oil pastel. I do like the directness of this medium and the fact that there's no waiting for anything to dry!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Friday, October 10, 2008

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

In The Skillet

This one was done on a Masonite board, coated with a thin layer of Gesso first. I love working on these boards! My larger paintings are slowly beginning to get some attention on Ebay; I think it will definitely be more profitable if I can begin selling these instead of the ACEO's and I like working in this bigger format.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

A Plum and A Half

This might be the last one I do on canvas for a while: today my shipment of panel boards came in and I can't wait to begin using them as the surfaces for my daily paintings! I think they'll be much easier for working "wet-in-wet"!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008


Painted from life in my studio. This painting, along with some of the others on this blog, can be found on Ebay; simply type "joyart" into the search bar to find my listings.