To learn more about this piece, check out yesterday's blog post.
For now, just a few final glimpses at the painting and then on to the auction rules!
18"x20", oil on canvas
starting bid: $900
Thank you to everyone who has participated in the Crazy Auctions thus far! It has been a blast and we are looking forward to getting the final painting in this series to a new owner!
That is the point of my artwork, after all: to be owned and enjoyed. I don't paint these works to have them sit in my studio during shut-downs and other "life pauses."
So here is a glimpse at tomorrow's painting, the final work in this Crazy Auction series:
oil on canvas, 18"x20"
This painting will arrive with a frame and ready to hang.
I documented the process of this painting a little bit for my Instagram audience. As you can see, I begin my painting with a completely blank canvas. I don't do an initial sketch in pencil or monochrome paint or what's known as "underpainting." This is because I use the Direct Method.
One of the beautiful things about hydrangeas is their many, rapidly changing colors. In order to execute a painting like this, speed is of the essence!
I am happy to share this painting once again and hope you enjoy this glimpse behind the scenes. The sturdy liveliness of the flowers, the fragility of the gold-rimmed wine glasses, the timelessness of the blue and white china, all mix to produce an effect that is soft but balanced. I look forward to opening the bidding tomorrow and wish you good luck if you're ready to try for being the owner of Hydrangea Tea!
Last week's auction on Dulcinea was a great time - we're looking forward to Round 2!
Before I say anything else: a big thanks to those who bid (and won!) and also to those who reached out to let us know what paintings they'd like to see put up for auction. If you haven't told me yet what your favorite painting(s) is/are, please do so now! Drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org! We haven't finished deciding what will come up next in this Crazy Auction series, so your input will be carefully considered!
Without further ado: Today's 2nd Crazy Auction painting is Tea and Twine!
Tea and Twine
14"x11" oil on canvas
If you're familiar with my still life portfolio, you know that I tend towards painting more formal scenes. This still life was a little more playful for me, with the more casual elements and brights colors. Here I let the few simple objects speak for themselves. In keeping with my theme of spouted vessels, I chose the tea kettle mostly for its popping and vivid color! A sort of tea time feeling came through with the buttery color of the twine...
A kettle and some twine have a practical feeling, but clearly there's time for enjoyment when it comes to stacking sugar cubes!
I can see this painting in a kitchen, a breakfast nook, a dining room, a sitting room... and anywhere that could use some beauty and warmth and the kind breath of calm and cheer that comes with a peaceful pause on an afternoon.
We have updated the rules slightly, so please read through below!
This is the auction page! Please read the rules at the bottom of this post and leave your bids in the comments! Good luck!
oil on canvas
Please read the auction rules here:
This auction will close tomorrow, Friday the 16th, at midnight!
Hello there, I'm John H. Folley, an oil painter in the Boston School tradition. Thanks for visiting the Beauty Advocacy Blog, where it's my job to help you become a more discerning art appreciator.
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