Sunflowers and Glass

This painting took me a long time to finish. I posted way back in October 2021 that I was doing a remake of an older painting.

This is the finished remake and that is a link in case you would like to see what the process was.

18″ x 24″ oil on canvas

$700

This painting is now hanging in the G Gallery and Glass Studio along with my Back Alley Guthrie paintings.

You can see it framed in the left side of the photo. πŸ™‚

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A Peek into the Gallery

A couple of days ago I had a inquiry for one of my sunflower paintings.

This collector lives far away from here, and couldn’t remember exactly the painting she was interested in purchasing. My daughter just happened to be working at the gallery that day and sent me this picture to refresh her memory. Thought I would share it here and give you a peek into the gallery. πŸ™‚

There are more paintings on my website karinnaylorpaintings.com

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Feeling Peachy :)

I’ve been really busy in the gardens these past months, amending soil, planting seeds, making new garden beds, and hoping for a great harvest this summer. All to say that it hasn’t left me with a lot of energy to paint, but I have had some great sales at the gallery, so I thought I’d share a few…

Peachy SOLD

Speaking of peachy… I have a beautiful peach tree in my back yard. Unfortunately, it usually blossoms out, and then we have a freeze and consequently no peaches. But this year we did not have that last freeze, and I am eagerly anticipating a wonderful harvest of peaches!!! Can’t get more peachy than that, can you? πŸ™‚

Last year I planted a lot of Dahlias, then overwintered the tubers. I’m hoping for a good year of Dahlias again this year. This next painting of one of my dahlias is a small one 5″ x 7″ surrounded by a beautiful ornate gold frame that I had stored away in my studio.

Dahlia SOLD

And a couple of minis… SOLD

And some cards… SOLD

It has been a good month. Hope you all are having a blessed month as well.

As the weather gets hotter here, I’m planning on spending a good amount of time in my studio working on those back alley paintings and whatever else inspires at the moment. But for now you will find me out gardening…

On my way to our local garden center Terra Cotta to buy some plants for my porch pots. πŸ™‚

Happy gardening everyone, get some sunshine and dirt on those hands… it’s good for your health.

a remake…

I decided to rework an old painting I did a few years ago, because I wasn’t happy with the ‘stiffness’ of it, and the panel was damaged in one corner.

On to a new canvas with a looser painting style…

I’m happy with my block in. I did the first painting from life… this one I’m copying from the previous painting.

I really enjoyed the first day. Worked for several hours and enjoyed it immensely. I wasn’t able to finish it that day, so this was as far as I got…

The next afternoon was a disaster.

I felt like I ruined the painting and for several days since then I’ve been going into my studio for maybe a half hour at a time trying to fix it.

Now I’m almost finished, I think, but finishing a painting for me is definitely the hardest part.

I feel like I’m over doing it…under doing it??? Not happy with it yet. 😦

Nevertheless, I’ve got some new projects, new discoveries in mind… I’ll share those next time…:)

Here’s a link to the old painting, if you’re interested… The Goldfish

Florals at the Gallery

This is my third post featuring my gallery paintings… this time florals. These paintings are all available at G Gallery and Glass Studio, or you can contact me on my website knaylorpaintings.com.

“Prolific Pansies” 8″ x 16″ oil on canvas $375.00

“The Wild Side” 10″ x 16″ oil on canvas $400.00
“Flower Fusion” 9.5″ x 12″ $350.00
“Seaglass and Eucalyptus” 12″ x 16″ oil on canvas $525.00

Thanks for following along on my art journey. My daughter has challenged me to paint all 30 days of September, while she does pottery. We’ll see how that goes. πŸ™‚ I’m recovering from twisting my foot after clumsily falling down some stairs. It’s hard to rest, but maybe it will give me the umph I need to get back to painting.

I have a few more gallery shares coming soon. Hope you enjoy! πŸ™‚

“Southwest Sunflowers” 12″x 12″ $325

My Largest Painting at the Gallery

How many of you have been to Trader Joe’s? How many of you love Trader Joe’s flowers? This next painting is of a bouquet of flowers from Trader Joe’s… The vase belongs to my daughter Sage who absolutely loves the store and most likely bought the flowers for me. The vase and flowers combined make up the subject of this large floral painting.

The Bright Side

Oil on canvas

24″ x 20″

$1,450.00

This painting is available at the G Gallery and Glass Studio

Does this painting brighten your day? It does mine… ❀

Day 18 ~ The Goldfish

Just joking about the title… πŸ™‚ I’m so tired and brain numb that I asked my daughter what I should call this painting and she said I should paint a goldfish in the bowl…

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18″ x 24″ oil on panel

I don’t know why I start such a big project on a daily painting challenge… but I’m not quite finished with this one… No goldfish though… πŸ™‚

Sunflower Postcard Giveaway

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I loved painting these sunflowers from the Farmer’s market this past summer, and thought I would try a new type of card from Moo; they do my business cards. I love their work.

My goal is to do a “giveaway” every week in the month of November. This week’s giveaway is a set of three Sunflower postcards/notecards.Β  To enter just comment below. πŸ™‚

Melinda was the winner of the calendar last week. Entries come from this blog, my website blog and my Instagram account. πŸ™‚