Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Reviewing a Product

Just submitted a review for Jerry's Artarama about Strathmore's watercolor cards.

Originally submitted at Jerry's Artarama Art Supplies

Watercolor cards for any occasion! These high quality cards are made from 140 lb. cold press watercolor paper. This heavy weight paper has excellent surface strength and resists buckling. Ideal for watercolor, acrylic or gouache. They are available in a full size and a slim size card. Full size car...

Lots of value, lots of painting
By Susan from Salida, CO on 11/26/2013

5out of 5
Pros: Easy To Use
Best Uses: Art
Describe Yourself: Value Oriented
Primary use: Business
Was this a gift?: No
I paint original small acrylic paintings on these watercolor cards. I can tape the edges with painters' tape and it pulls off cleanly leaving a nice white border around my paintings. I have also used them with oil paints, when I gesso and use an acrylic base first.
Sunday's Chicken
Tags: Made with Product
Red Tulips
Tags: Made with Product

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Honey- a pet portrait

8 x 10, oil, pet portrait

Honey in her younger days, waiting for her food bowl to fill up. If you would like a pet portrait of your best friend, visit my website for more details. SpohnStudio.com

Monday, November 18, 2013

Cat Portrait

Here is my latest cat pet portrait. I choose this image to paint because it is a bit different. The pose was unlike any others I had painted. I think it shows a bit of the cat's personality also. To learn more about my pet portraits, visit my website, under Paintings, select Pet Portraits and click on an image.  SpohnStudio.com

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Artificial Flowers

Artificial Flowers

6x6, Oil

I actually finished this painting a couple days ago, but didn't get around to posting till now. Lots of texture and bright colors, there is a lot going on in this small painting. Visit my website to purchase. SpohnStudio.com

Monday, November 11, 2013

Flower Shop Flower Stalks

Flower Shop Flower Stalks
6x6, original oil

Today's painting was inspired by a bunch of flowers in a floral shop. Their were many varieties all kept in large clear glass vases. The tall stalks of the mostly leafless stems really stood out and made the flowers seem larger. To purchase this painting, visit my website:  SpohnStudio.com

I painted most of this painting with my newest painting knife. It has a lot of cool edges, and inspires me to keep things simple. Photo of it below.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Old-Fashioned Bouquet

Old-Fashioned Bouquet
6x6, original oil

Normally I just paint a section of a bouquet when painting such a small sized painting. This painting was creating using bristle brushes. I miss painting with my painting knives. But it is nice to try a small bouquet painting like this. Visit my website to purchase.  SpohnStudio.com