Archive for July, 2010

Painting #4: Sunset Estuary

Artists for A Pristine PlanetTITLE: Sunset Estuary

This is the view of the mouth of the estuary at a tiny little hamlet named Punawea in New Zealand.

I spent a year and a half in Gore on the South Island as Artist-in-Residence, and a friend took me and a bunch of others for a glorious weekend to her batch (beach ouse) in Punawea.

Such good people, such good fun!

When I took my kayak out to the mouth of the water, there were the most enormous seals lying about on the beach.

As I was paddling along, I heard this kind of wet snuffy sound, and looked back to see one of the about 5 feet behind me and closing fast. It didn’t look particularly pleased, so you can just imagine how fast I paddled to the beach!

This painting was done in acrylics on archival (long-lasting without yellowing or pitting) paper board, so it has a very smooth surface – no canvas texture. It’s mounted on wooden stretchers for increased support and rigidity.

You can get the original of the painting by emailing me at Lyon (at) 100Days100Paintings.com with ‘APP Two Heads’ in the subject line. First one to email me gets it. I’ll email you back letting you know what to do next!

I also loaded it to the print site HERE, where you can get a great quality print on canvas (giclee) or paper (framed print or poster) for starting at  $104.

The words that show in this image as a watermark are NOT on the original!

Painting #3: Afternoon Cedars

Artists for A Pristine PlanetTITLE: Afternoon Cedars: I believe this image was taken in Carmel, California, but am not sure – people send me images they like and don’t tell me where they are!

Although I am usually a globby painter, this one is fairly smooth, esp. since it is painted on archival (long-lasting) board.

This was a really challenging image because there is so much sky, and the mountains so low and soft.

Usually I bring the eye up from the left side of the painting and over the top by using a hill or mountain on the left that moves upwards. But this time I had to do it using a slightly darker shade of blue for the upper left-nad part of the sky since the mountains were so flat.

This painting was done in acrylics on archival (long-lasting without yellowing or pitting) paper board, so it has a very smooth surface – no canvas texture. It’s mounted on wooden stretchers for increased support and rigidity.

You can get this original painting for just $100 by emailing me at Lyon (at) 100Days100Paintings.com with ‘APP Two Heads’ in the subject line. First one to email me gets it. I’ll email you back letting you know what to do next!

You can get a print of it HERE starting at $104 if you miss getting the original.

Painting #2: Two Heads Better Than One

Artist for A Pristine PlanetTITLE: Two Heads Better Than One

Someone sent me this image – I have no idea where it is. If you know, I’d love to hear from you!

I just really liked how the headlands jut out into the crystal blue waters and the red colors in the cliffs.

The painting has paint bumps all through it, as I’m a globby painter!

The size of the canvas is actually 10″ x 14″, so someone is going to get a great deal on this one! The usual size I’m working with for this project is 9″ x 12″. Otherwise I’d be going nutso with how much I’d have to paint each day! It’s been awesome practice.

Here’s how you can get the original of the painting: email me at this address:
Lyon (at) 100Days100Paintings.com with ‘APP Two Heads‘ in the subject line. First one to email me gets it. I’ll email you back letting you know what to do next!

If you miss getting the original, you can get a print of this image HERE starting at $104.00.

Painting #1: Kailua Beach

Artists for A Pristine PlanetSOLD! This is the first painting: The TITLE: Kailua Beach.

This beach is on the island of Oahu in Hawaii, and is one of my all-time favorites.

If you like this one and missed getting it, you can get a print of this image HERE.

Prints start at $104.

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