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Sunday, July 11, 2010

Morning Colors

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"Morning Colors"
Oil, 6" x 6" on canvas panel.
$200 with display easel.
So, I just completed the drawing for the free marketing 60-minute marketing consultation. This prize is valued at $200.00. If you have been listening to my radio show, "Artists Helping Artists" you will know that I have plenty of ideas and suggestions when it comes to selling art on-line. The consultation includes a discussion of new ideas for the winning artists' website and blog, marketing materials, facebook, whatever the artist wants! This is their chance for personal one-on-one marketing advice. The winner of the free consultation is Kelley Sanford! Too funny ... it is not often that I pick a name of someone I feel like I know well!


Today's painting is a bit of a departure from the sailboats that I normally paint. I was looking for something different and thought these boats would be fun. I was up at 4:45 a.m. getting my son ready to head to the airport for volleyball camp and this painting was finished by 6:00 am. This is probably the earliest in the day that I have ever painted. Hence, the title "Morning Colors" seemed appropriate.

12 comments:

Bruce Sherman said...

Hi Leslie!... Love the crisp texture of these skiffs and the compositional relationship between them that you have created!

Congrats on your radio programme....must tune in soon!

Good Painting!
Warm regards,
Bruce Sherman

Pam Holnback said...

A great departure. Really like the colors and composition.

Julie Hill said...

I really like this composition and your shadows.

Kelley Sanford said...

Love the composition of this piece. Looking forward to my hour with you. Thanks.

martinealison said...

Très jolie peinture que celle-ci, un beau tête à tête pour un début de journée...

Portrait Painting By Johanna Spinks said...

I really like this one too. Painting early in the day obviously works for you. My earliest has been 5am sketching this year.

Kim said...

I'm impressed you did such a lovely piece that early! I'm barely coherent at that hour ; ).
I just wanted to thank you for the book Headlines! Your work looks fantastic and I can't wait to really dive in and read the newspaper articles and then see how you've interpreted them. I loved following your blog at that time and it's great to have won this gift in particular. Cheers!

Kim said...

p.s. - I loved that ribbon so much it may just end up in a painting...

Carol Schiff Studio said...

Beautiful Leslie, love the water.

susan hong-sammons said...

great use of hard and open edges as well as diaganols. It all pulls you right into the painting

Lisa Daria said...

I like the lead in w/the boat in the foreground - nice painting.

Sandra Galda said...

just had to comment on this arrangement of boats! Very eye catching!

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