The Everyday Life of a Working Artist


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Wednesday, January 5, 2011


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Oil, 6" x 6" on museum quality canvas panel.
$200.00 with display easel.

Close-up of palette knife strokes

I am trying to "mix up" the subject matter of my paintings this year. Basically what that really means I am trying not to paint so many boats. I am also trying a few new things with color so I know the color in these last few paintings is pretty intense. It's fun to experiment.
I also thought I would try to include close-ups of my paintings as I get a lot of requests for more details of my knife work.
I am hiding out in my office and studio today. We are filming a commercial for "Capital One" tomorrow which is a good thing because it forced me to get rid of all of my holiday decorations! In fact, the Christmas lights on the house are coming down today. There is a crew here today "prepping" for the commercial. Would you believe they are putting up Halloween decorations everywhere? In January? And I just found out they are going to be throwing eggs at my front door tomorrow. Really?


Kathy Cousart said...

Leslie, Really like this! Great subject matter and fun to the colors! Your palatte knife work is amazing.

Kim VanDerHoek said...

Now those are the kind of leftovers I can really enjoy! Beautiful job with this one Leslie. I bet the graphic quality will make it visually leap off the wall and into the hands of a collector.

BTW - I just read your goals for the year and wow - I am impressed.

FCP said...

I especially like the cropped composition of this one Leslie!
And good luck with the photo shoot- FYI, egg albumen requires special enzyme cleaners, but I'm sure they know that (right???)

Leslie Saeta said...

Thanks Kathy and Kim - There's something about painting wine bottles with a palette knife that I just love. And I think Aliz Crim is my new favorite color this week. Add some orange and I love the result!

Leslie Saeta said...

Faye - I did another painting like this with a lot more wine bottles nad I like the sropped composition too!
I did not know abot the special cleaners for eggs when thrwn at the house ... I just hope these guys filming the commercial have a clue!

hmuxo said...

What a beautiful painting Leslie. I love the color and the way you use the palette knife..great job!

Paintings by Irit Bourla said...

Fun piece cheers!
Reading your goals for 2011, wow girl I will give you a medal.
Have the guys filming the commercial to bring new door. LOL.


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