Thursday, September 30, 2010

Line Up - Pear Still Life Oil Painting - 6x12

This one is definitely my favorite of the recent pear paintings. I spent yesterday putting the finishing touches on a much larger panel. I'm very excited for my medium sized panels to get here, I'm a little tired of the larger sizes. I was also working on my book jacket cover that I'm donating for an upcoming fundraiser here. So far it's turned out much better than I expected! I'll post pictures of it as soon as I'm finished.

Oil on panel, 6x12 inches
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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Backlit Pears - Still life oil painting - 6x12

Some more of those pears from Blum Ranch, I'm having fun with these!

Oil on panel, 6x12 inches

I laughed when I saw this today, thanks for having my back facebook, hopefully I would remember my own anniversary.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Amsterdam Sunset II - Landscape Oil Painting - 10x20

I love the size of this painting, it's not too big, not too small, just right. There are a few ingatherings next week, and hopefully this painting will be a part of something.

Oil on 2" cradled panel, 10x20 inches

In other news, we are having quite the heat wave this week. I think it got to over a 100 degrees yesterday, that's warm for right on the coast! My husband said it was 115 in LA. And somehow my studio was the hottest room in the house.

It's too hot for Charlie to have more than two feet in bed.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Afternoon in Santa Barbara - Daily Painting - 6x6

Finally bright and sunny in Santa Barbara :)

Oil on panel, 6x6 inches
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Sunday, September 26, 2010

Kitchen Pears - Still life oil painting - 6x6

These two pears were hanging out in my kitchen just begging to be painted. My mom brought them up from Blum Ranch in pears ever.

Oil on Ampersand Gessobord, 6x6 inches

Friday, September 24, 2010

Avocado Purple - Still Life Oil Painting - 6x12

It's Friday, it's super warm out, and my husband has the day off of work, that means it's beach time! I'll just have to paint later tonight :)

Oil on cradled panel, 6x12 inches

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Afternoon Vines - Original Oil Painting - 6x6

I liked how the light was hitting these vines, and those shadows in the back just begged to be painted.

I made some blog changes yesterday, I added a portfolio tab, and I also added an option to buy prints of my work. Let me know what you guys think! :)

Oil on panel, 6x6 inches

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Itty Bitty Avocados - ACEO canvases

I just couldn't resist painting a few of these tiny canvases. I think they would make cute little gifts, or stocking stuffers...not that I'm getting excited for Christmas already :)

Oil on canvas, 2.5x3.5 inches
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Monday, September 20, 2010

Identical Panel, Different Brand?

My favorite paintings surface, hands down, is Ampersand Gessobord. They're a little on the pricey side...but so worth it, since they're magic. A few months ago however I bought a lot of these Blick panels, they're not terrible, but they have this weird canvas texture on them that bothers me sometimes...they're just not quite as magical.

Then I stumbled upon these at Art Essentials downtown:

I was instantly intrigued, a value series from Ampersand? What makes them different from regular Ampersand? I quickly inspected them only to find that they're the exact same panels as the Blick ones. With the same weird canvas texture, and the strange hang hole in the back of the flat ones, and available in all the same sizes. Have any of you had similar discoveries?

The Yellow House - Commissioned Work - 12x16

It was a wonderful weekend! Made pasta with some friends, had my first Art Association meeting, LONG overdue hangout with Emilee on State St (the sun was even out!), frozen yogurt, and Zach even made dinner last night...and I think had way too much fun doing it, he has now deemed Sunday to be "Sunday Steak Night". I never cook red meat, I think he was feeling a little deprived.

Oil on cradled panel, 12x16 inches

Friday, September 17, 2010

Bailard Avenue II - Carpinteria Landscape Painting - 18x24

My new favorite piece. My favorite part is the palm tree shadow on the street. I considered changing the colors down there a little, to more of what they actually were...I'm glad I didn't.

california oil painting by Sharon Schock
Oil on cradled panel, 18x24 inches
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Thursday, September 16, 2010

Cascading Avocados - Still life oil painting - 6x12

I like how playful this painting is, I really should just keep it and hang it in my own kitchen :)

avocado painting
Oil on cradled panel, 6x12 inches
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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Bluffs at Dawn II - California Landscape Oil Painting - 16x20

What a blessed month I'm having! Etsy sales are good, I've gotten great reviews from the show at Corktree, and yesterday I was accepted into the Santa Barbara Art Association! I got my feedback from the jurors and they only had good comments (not very helpful, but it also didn't kill my spirit, which is good). I love September :)

Oil on gessoed panel, 16x20 inches
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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Bluffs at Dawn - Carpinteria Landscape Oil Painting - 18x24

The sun finally came out long enough for me to paint the bluffs at sunrise....I feel like I've been waiting for months!

california oil painting
Oil on hardboard panel, 18x24 inches

Monday, September 13, 2010

The Backyard - Landscape Oil Painting - 6x6

I loved the shadows that the trees made in this little scene.

Oil on Ampersand Gessobord, 6x6 inches

Friday, September 10, 2010

Commission - 8x8

This is a commissioned piece that I finished yesterday. I didn't get to actually visit the place I was supposed to paint, so I only had several photos to work from...hopefully I did an alright job.

Oil on panel, 8x8 inches

Thursday, September 9, 2010

A Will To Grow - Landscape Oil Painting - 6x12

I found this interesting tree on the Carpinteria Bluffs one morning. This was also a strange angle to paint it from, but I really like how it turned out.

Busy busy day today, but it ends with homemade apple crisp :) yum!

carpinteria bluffs painting
Oil on canvas panel, 6x12 inches
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carpinteria bluffs painting

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Lake Trees II - Palette knife painting - 4x8

Another little palette knife painting for today. I still have a couple of commissions to finish, I'd better get to work!

Oil on canvas panel, 4x8 inches
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Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Autumn Light - Palette Knife Oil Painting - 10x10

I had a lot of fun with this one. These palette knife paintings are always so messy, I end up with paint in my hair, on my face, just everywhere!

palette knife painting
Oil on panel, 10x10 inches

Monday, September 6, 2010

The Long Thunderstorm - 12x36

Zach and I had a great time wine tasting in Solvang yesterday, if you ever go make sure you look for the 2 for 1 tasting coupons first! We ended up with one for every place we went, so our whole day was half off. And we even found the apple orchard :) I'm so happy about the bag full of fresh picked galas in my kitchen.

Here's my first three piece painting, I love the colors :)

 large oil painting
Oil on canvas, 12x36 inches 

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Coastal Tree - California Landscape Painting - 12x24

Another larger painting available in my etsy shop. I had fun working out the textures in the bottom half of this piece.

Oil on Ampersand Gessobord, 12x24 inches
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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Bailard Avenue - Carpinteria Landscape Painting - 6x12

I feel like it's been forever since I had anything to put in my etsy shop! This painting turned out better than I thought it would, I might turn it into something larger later on.

Oil on panel, 6x12 inches
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