More Stuff That’s Hangin’ Around. . .

11 Apr

This is hanging in my main bathroom:

Daffodil, Watercolor on 140 lb hotpress watercolor paper. Copyright 2013 by S. K. Cole, all rights reserved.

Daffodil, Watercolor on 140 lb hotpress watercolor paper. Copyright 2013 by S. K. Cole, all rights reserved.

This was a gift to my grown son, Justin, who loves to plant and tend roses. This painting is of a beautiful peach-colored rose he planted for me years ago, called “Sunset Celebration.” Unfortunately, we have a huge gopher/vole problem in our back garden, and they ate out the roots of Sunset Celebration several years ago, killing it. We got to enjoy it for a few years at least.

Peace-Colored Rose. Oil paint, impasto medium and colored pencil on gesso board. Copyright 2013 by S. K. Cole, all rights reserved.

Peace-Colored Rose. Oil paint, impasto medium and colored pencil on gesso board. Copyright 2013 by S. K. Cole, all rights reserved.

This large painting is in my bedroom. It’s from the tail end of my “White Period” as I explained in this post.  I was still under the influence of my white-Louise Nevelson mania, but had started to add in colored non-abstract objects, influenced by the Sacramento neo-Impressionist painter, Wayne Thiebaud. This painting is in oil on canvas, with plaster texture powder mixed in with some of the paint to provide the relief effect. It’s a bit hard to get the full effect of what it looks like from the photograph:

Fruit on White Background. Oil paint on stretched canvas, with plaster texture powder mixed in with some of the paint. Copyright 2013, by S. K. Cole, all rights reserved.

Fruit on White Background. Oil paint on stretched canvas, with plaster texture powder mixed in with some of the paint. Copyright 2013, by S. K. Cole, all rights reserved.

This is in my living room (it was a bit hard to get a detailed shot through the glass of the frame). It’s a painting I did of an arrangement of glads I bought for a long-ago Fourth of July party at my old house. The local Safeway conveniently had red, white and blue glads for sale at the time, hence the title:

Fourth of July. Watercolor and gouche on 140 lb watercolor paper. Copyright 2013 by S. K. Cole, all rights reserved.

Fourth of July. Watercolor and gouache on 140 lb watercolor paper. Copyright 2013 by S. K. Cole, all rights reserved.

I probably have 200 or so works stored at my house in various places. I either need to start selling stuff, or I need more house. I remember reading that Pablo Picasso would buy a house, fill it up with his work, then move on to a new house and start the process all over again. I should be so lucky.

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