Monday, June 3, 2019

Snowy

This painting is straight off the easel so the wet painting is causing a glare. When it's dry, I'll get a better shot of it.


"Snowy"
10" x 8" oil on gessoed panel

Thursday, May 30, 2019

My son's painting project

Shane is a full-time freelance illustrator. He does primarily book covers http://www.blot.com/. As most of his work is done on the computer he misses painting. On January 1 he started a project, committing to do a painting every day of 2019. So far, he has not missed a day. If that wasn't enough, he coerced his wife, Marla, into painting with him for the month of May, both painting the same subject.  Marla is an artist with fabric but had never painted before this month. She's turned out some delightful pieces. They're a mix of still life, New Zealand and American landscapes, wildlife and figurative.

Today is the last day of painting for her but Shane will continue with one painting a day for the rest of the year. His project is called, 'Just Keep Painting'. You can see (and purchase) his work here. http://www.justkeeppainting.com/  Shane's little oils are all 6" x 8" or thereabouts, unframed. They sell for US $100 each plus shipping. Marla's are US $50 each. Shane, Marla and their three kids also live in New Zealand.


"Second Cup"
8" x 6" oil on gessoed panel
by Marla Ferguson
US$ 50 plus shipping, unframed


"Delusions of Grandeur"
8" x 6" oil on gessoed panel
by Shane Rebenschied
US $100 plus shipping, unframed





Friday, May 24, 2019

Reverance

This small oil (8" x 8") is fresh off the easel.


Reverence
8" x 8" oil on gessoed panel

Thursday, February 7, 2019

"Just Keep Painting"

Shane's latest painting, #39 in his year-long "Just Keep Painting" project.  To see more, go to his website or 'like' his Facebook page.  


#39 "Just Keep Painting"
6" x 8" oil on panel by Shane Rebenschied
US$100 plus shipping

SOLD

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Just Keep Painting!

My son, Shane Rebenschied, is a full-time illustrator. He does mainly book covers but also advertising and magazines.  His work leaves little time for fun painting, so at the beginning of this year, he started a painting project called Just Keep Painting. He made a commitment to do a painting a day for all of 2019. Wow - that's 365 pieces! He's keeping them small - 6" x 8" or thereabouts so that he can complete one in an hour or two each morning. He's posting them on his website,  Just Keep Painting, where they're available for sale at US$100 each plus $10 shipping. They're of varied subject matter - landscapes from both New Zealand (where he and his family live) and North America, architectural and animals. He started this project to experiment, to explore different techniques and painting tools such as brushes and painting surfaces. The first 31 pieces from January are up - so take a look!  http://www.justkeeppainting.com/


"The Beetles Home"
8" x 6" oil on gessoed panel
$100 plus $10 shipping

Shane's ten year old daughter named the first 31 pieces. There are some cute titles!  



Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Today's Oil Study - Bluebird

Today's oil study is a male Eastern Bluebird.


#326 Eastern Bluebird (male)
5" x 7" oil on panel, unframed
US$100 plus $10 shipping


It usually takes about a week for the painting to be dry enough to ship. It will be sent by mail - which takes 1-2 weeks from New Zealand to the U.S.  Please note that I've raised the shipping from $8 to $10.  Thanks!  

Sunday, January 6, 2019

Today's Oil Study - Hummingbird

This little guy could be a male Broad-tailed Hummingbird, found in the western U.S. Or it could be a Ruby-throated Hummingbird found in the eastern U.S.  They're similar and I haven't painted enough detail to define the difference.


325 Male Hummingbird
7" x 5" oil on board, unframed
US$100 plus $8 shipping

SOLD

Saturday, January 5, 2019

Today's Oil Study - Yellowlegs

The Lesser Yellowlegs is a North American wader, but I checked my New Zealand bird guide just to make sure they aren't found here. Some arctic migrants such as the bar-tailed godwit, turnstone and red-necked stint spend the summer in New Zealand. I was surprised to see the lesser yellowlegs in my New Zealand bird guide, but it's considered a 'rare arctic migrant'.  It's occasionally seen on New Zealand lakes and estuaries.


324 Lesser Yellowlegs
7" x 5" oil on panel, unframed
US$100 plus $8 shipping

SOLD

Friday, January 4, 2019

Today's Oil Study - Pintail

Today's little oil study is a male pintail. I like painting water so a duck seemed a good choice for the day. It's been difficult to get a decent photo of it. This will have to do for now until it is dry enough for me to scan it.


323 Male Pintail
5" x 7" oil on panel, unframed
US$100 plus $8 shipping


Thursday, January 3, 2019

New Zealand Pied Stilt

I often see New Zealand Pied Stilts at Te Haumi, a few miles from where I live. Such beautiful, graceful birds - they remind me of dancers. They're very similar to the Black-necked Stilt that you see in North America.


322 New Zealand Pied Stilt
7" x 5" oil on panel, unframed
US$ 100 plus $8 shipping

SOLD

This little painting can be mailed in about a week, when it is dry. It'll take about 10 days to ship by mail from New Zealand to the U.S. if that is where you live.


Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Today's Oil Study; New Zealand Tui

The New Zealand tui is a common nectar-feeding bird. From a distance, it looks black with a tuft of white feathers on its throat but in the sunshine, the iridescent colours show. The bird has a beautiful throaty, liquid song. At this time of year, I see them feeding on flax flowers in my garden but in the early spring, they flock to the Taiwan cherry tree common in my part of New Zealand. Sadly, the tree is also very invasive so though the tui love it, we're supposed to eradicate them if they're growing on our property.


321 New Zealand Tui
7" x 5" oil study on board, unframed
US$ 100 plus $8 shipping

SOLD

It will take about a week for the painting to dry before it can be shipped. Mail from New Zealand to the U.S. (if that is where you live) will take about ten days.  

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

House Sparrow Oil Study

This little oil study is a male house sparrow. When my son was a kid, we raised a sparrow. Fatty-bird lived with us for a year before running off to join the wild sparrows - at least we hope that is what happened to her.


320 House Sparrow (male)
7" x 5" oil study on board, unframed
US$100 plus $8 shipping


It will take about a week for this oil study to dry before it can be mailed. Mail between NZ and the US will take about ten days.