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Wednesday, June 9, 2010

New Painting; Wood Ducks (Updated)

Wood Ducks
18x24" acrylic on gallery-wrapped canvas
(One of my "birds on white" series.)

I'm happy to announce that I've sold 3 paintings since May 29th. Fortunately painting season's upon us (it's too hot to get out much during the day,) so I'll be focusing on that for the next few months.
In other art news, the Bayou Lacombe Art Center display at the Lacombe Crab Festival has been cancelled. (Update, 6/10/10; I'm now scheduled as "Artist of the Month" at Mandeville City Hall for Sept. 2010.)
Because my old graphics program can't be installed on my new computer, I've switched to using Gimp, which is much better so far (although I'm still figuring it out.)

21 comments:

G said...

Congrats on the sale of the art pieces.

Like that current one you got up. Very lifelike.

Cloudia said...

congrats, Jo!




Aloha from Waikiki

Comfort Spiral

Charles Gramlich said...

Gorgeous. And the painting ain't half bad eitehr.

eric1313 said...

The painting is beautiful and about as life like as wooden ducks could ever be! True... and I love how you even got the glossy sheen of lacquer into it in such a realistic way.

Hope Gimp is more useful than it sounds! (OK, no booing the bad joke, save it for my page) Been feeling like that myself, I was doing yard work *a little garden behind the condo... how urbane and gimpy in it's own right) barefoot and stepped on a large shard of broken glass back on Sunday, so sitting around has been the order of the day as of late.

Lauren said...

congrats on the sales!

troutbirder said...

:) First way to go on the sale Lana!
Second... thanks for the birdy correction. In fact, as you might guess, I do know the difference between a tree sparrow and a tree swallow. However, my fingers apparently do not. My birding credibility has now dropped to zero!

Erik Donald France said...

Congrats! These would also make excellent cards as repros, me thinks. Post cards, writing stationary.

Lana Gramlich said...

G, Cloudia & Lauren; Thanks!

Charles; Aw shucks...Yer sweet as cherry pie.

eric1313; Thank you. :) Sorry to hear about your injury! That sucks, man! Fortunately the graphics program's MUCH better than that.

troutbirder; Thank you. Don't worry about your bird cred. I figured you probably knew the difference, but thought you might want to know about the blog typo.

Erik; Thank you. My photos & paints are always available in a variety of formats (inc. post cards, etc.)

v said...

congrats on selling your artwork, feels great doesn't it. love the simplicity of the duck painting. beautiful work, great colors.

Lana Gramlich said...

V; Thanks. Yes it does feel great!

Travis Cody said...

That's excellent news on the sales.

I really like the starkness of the canvas background on this painting. For me, it makes the birds seem more alive. Does that make sense?

Doson said...

Gorgeous ducks :)
I use GIMP too but not often//

Bird said...

Wow, congratulations on the sales and being artist of the month! It's great to see you doing so well :)

I've been trying Gimp out too, it's a bit more advanced than my ancient version of photoshop and I'm loving the free brushes you can find online. It's a pain learning a new graphics package though.

Lana Gramlich said...

Travis; Yes, it makes sense. I'm glad you like it. :)

Skippy; Thank you. I'm liking GIMP so far, but there's a lot to learn, of course.

Bird; Thank you. I really appreciate these "upswings" in my art business. They certainly help keep me going. I hear you on learning a new graphics program. It's a pain, but I have little choice at this point. At least it's decent and FREE! :)

nothingprofound said...

Glad your artistic career is taking off so nicely. I always enjoy the serenity and simplicity of your paintings.

Dyeve said...

Art is essentially the most profound expression of human creativity.On how difficult to define as it is difficult to assess. Nice work. Congratulations!

Dy

XO

timethief said...

I love your painting. Sadly there are few wood ducks left here and I simply don't tell any new comers where they are as they tell all their friends and arrive with cameras and dogs and the ducks then depart. When it comes to wildlife urbane people can be so dull of wit and so callous ... sigh.

letspaintnature.com said...

Congrats on selling, for sure that is the hardest part! Way to go on artist of the month!!! You deserve it! I love the duck painting, esp because you didn't paint the water, but chose to leave the ducks as a major focus, great job!

Lana Gramlich said...

nothingprofound, Dyeve & Christine; Thank you kindly. :)

TT; Yeah, I know what you mean. I've lost a lot of beloved hiking spots that way (damned ATVers!)

Kate S said...

I really like these, especially the way you did the water reflections.

Lana Gramlich said...

Kate S; Thank you. :)

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