Thursday, January 31, 2008
Hello to my friends in Marble Falls, with the Highland Art Guild and Gallery, who brought me there for a demo. HERE IT IS! Finally finished! Please let me know what you think.
I painted it from a study I did on June 12, Last Year on the Farm, as the field lights came on early after a quick storm. It will go with me to Charleston for the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition on Feb 16-18.
I just added some more to the book after seeing the proof...It will still be delivered by mid February, so there is time to get in on the first order. The plein air version is part of the museum exhibit that is traveling right now, and it is one of the images in the BOOK...see below.
You may click below to go directly to Paypal and buy my book: Last Year on the Farm: A Story of Change. See blog post of Jan. 9 for info.
Last Year on the Farm: A Story of Change
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
"Last Moon on the Farm"...oil on linen......24 x 30 available
A few months ago Ipainted this scene, one of my last at the farm. Using my plein air reference, I am working on this BIG one, (not quite through with it)...Unless someone wants it first, I will take it with me to Charleston and the upcoming Southeastern Wildlife Exposition. Please see me there from Feb. 16 - 18, 2008.
The plein air version is part of the museum exhibit that is traveling right now, and it is one of the images in the BOOK...see below.
Sunday, January 27, 2008
"Veiled"_______Oil on Linen Panel___________12 x 9
This was the first study I did in the Carolyn Anderson workshop I attended last week. I saved it to blog on Sunday, thinking that not many would see it. After a couple years of intense landscape work, I really struggled with this figurative piece, until I got to the veil. Once I started painting that, it FELT like a landscape, and I relaxed.
This isn't a great one, but reminds me of great lessons learned!
Saturday, January 26, 2008
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Monday, January 21, 2008
"Rockport Maritime Museum....I think".....6 x 8 oil on linen panel....available
My last little study before leaving town...the light was nice and so were the painters in my class that day!
Someone correct my title, if you know! :)
I'll be back in Rockport, teaching teachers next weekend! See you there!
Please watch my schedule on my WEB SITE for other workshops and exhibits.
Saturday, January 19, 2008
Thursday, January 17, 2008
"Rockport Near Charlotte Plummers"....8x10 oil on linen panel....available
SATURDAY Jan. 19, I will be teaching a one day workshop in Rockport, Texas. I am kicking off the year-long workshop series with a crash course in 'Drawing to Paint'. There's space, I think,so contact me if you can come!
This little painting is a good example of how important drawing is to a painting. Even impressionists should have a good handle on the basics of perspective and scale and rendering. I will pass along a lot of little tips to help you draw better for your painting. We might repeat this class if there is any interest!
The Farm book will be here in early February....about the time I am in South Carolina for the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition. I will ship the books as soon as I can. Order yours today. See info and a paypal button to order at the bottom of this page on my web site:
http://www.v-vaughan.com/art/lastyearfarm.htm click here for the paypal info
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
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Wednesday, January 09, 2008
"Last Year on the Farm : A Story of Change..." THE BOOK IS HERE!
$29 plus 5 to ship. Total : $34
This exhibit of 365 small plein air paintings is touring the country on exhibit for 2008. Many of the paintings are up on my web site, and can be purchased NOW, for delivery by agreement in January 2009. But you can get the book NOW!
I put together a 50 page book, measuring 7" x 7", which is just FULL of some of my favorite images from my "Last Year on the Farm". There are two paintings for each month and a section showing two complete groups of "24 paintings in 24 hours" : "Fall Day...." and "Winter Day....". The book is paperback, and includes a few of my thoughts and a short story about the project.
If this little book goes over well, I will begin immediately to put together a COMPREHENSIVE book about the entire project, complete with field notes, ALL the paintings and even a few REAL photographs of the farm itself. It is a WONDERFUL story of the end of a way of life in America. It's a story that touches MOST Americans as we say goodbye to small time farming.
Use the Paypal Button below, or CONTACT ME via e-mail if you wish to pay with a credit card. Or mail a check or money order to:
2606 Starling Dr.
Round Rock, TX 78681
orders will ship in early February
Tuesday, January 08, 2008
Monday, January 07, 2008
Friday, January 04, 2008
Wednesday, January 02, 2008
"Emma and Max"....special commission.....SOLD
I never met these two in person, but I have met some family members...of Emma, that is! A wonderful family in Tennessee which has given me the priviledge of painting portraits of their beloved friends and family! You'll get to see Boston, Izzy and Jordan tomorrow!
This was another Christmas commission just recently completed.
Tomorrow I leave the cold Rockies for the Great Plains Art Museum and the opening of my first ever museum show. If you are anywhere near Lincoln, NE, I would be MORE THAN honored to meet you and show you around my "farm", via 365 paintings from my "Last Year on the Farm".
If you can't come, maybe you'd like the book!
Please read the blog from Dec 29 and see below how to get my first book about this project still so near and dear to my heart. Then, let me know if you'd like a book or two!
Happy New Year!
REMINDER: See Dec 29 BLOG about my new book "Last Year on the Farm: A Story of Change". You can order them RIGHT NOW, and they will be delivered at the end of January.I take checks , Paypal and Credit cards.Please look for the Paypal button on the BLOG SOON, but till then, you can e-mail me(firstname.lastname@example.org) if you want to do the credit card, or just drop a check in the mail.The price is $29 for now. It might go up a few dollars, but I will also throw in the shipping and tax for this intro time :)Here's my address:V....Vaughan2606 Starling Dr.Round Rock, TX 78781.....be sure to send me YOUR address!!!