Monday, March 30, 2009

Rhode Island Reds-sold


Oil on canvas panel, 6" x 8"
While scrolling through some photos that I took a while ago, I came across these Rhode Island Reds and decided immediately I wanted to do a painting of them. I don't know much about chickens but I understand they have personalities (or would that be chickenalities?) and can actually make good pets.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Afternoon at the Cape- SOLD


Oil on panel, 8" x 10"
I liked the soft pastel colors of this scene; I think they help create a relaxed mood. This painting is from a photo I took on Cape Cod a little while back.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Breakfast at the Biltmore


Oil on canvasboard, 6" x 8"
We went to a seminar at the Biltmore Hotel in Providence on Saturday (about selling stuff online) and they fed us breakfast. We were in a ballroom with chandeliers and tall windows with lots of light coming in. I snapped a quick photo of the waiter cleaning up. 

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Spring on Newbury St.


Oil on board, 8" x 10"
This is a scene from last spring on Newbury St. in Boston, a street well known for its art galleries and trendy shops. 

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Lilies and pears- sold


Oil on canvas, 16" x 20"
I spent the better part of last week working on this- and now that I look at it, I think I need to go back and fix a few things. It's nice painting lilies- their scent fills the studio while you're working. 

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Summer snack-sold


Oil on canvas, 6" x 8"
Sometimes I just love painting over old paintings, as I did here. I sand the old painting to get rid of most bumps and lumps, leaving a smooth, non-absorbent surface with a fair amount of color still on it. If I'm lucky I get a painting that I like and diminish the pile of paintings that I don't.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Sunfish


Oil on canvas, 6" x 6"
I'm going to be half of a two-person show this summer at the Donovan Gallery, so I'm thinking summer! I loved the reflection of the sail of this little Sunfish, think I'll try painting a larger one.

Monday, March 16, 2009

My new book!



I'm so pleased to announce I've just published a small book of my paintings. It's called "City Life- Paintings by Kathleen Weber". It can be previewed here. It includes many of the small bar and restaurant paintings that I've posted on this blog, as well as other larger paintings done in the recent past. This is the first time I've done this, and it's rather exciting to see how nicely it turned out. The printing quality is excellent.

The book can be purchased from Blurb.com for $19.95 plus $6.43/shipping, or from me for $19.95 plus $5.00/shipping (total $24.95)- plus I'll autograph it for free!

 If you'd like to get one, send a check for $24.95 to Kathy Weber, 34 Bayview Ave., Riverside RI 02915, USA. Be sure your address is on the check and write "book" in the memo line. If you'd prefer Paypal, go to the sidebar and use the "Buy now" button.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Two heads are better




Oil on canvas, 6"x 6"
Ahh, back to the beach. I loved the purple and yellow that the woman on the right was wearing.  I know it's a rather odd composition otherwise.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Flowers by the window


Oil on canvas, 6" x 6"
Keeping this blog going is turning into a learning experience. Twice now, recently, my posts have disappeared; I managed to get them back, but the solution that worked the first time didn't work the second, so it's turned into a guessing game as to what exactly the problem is. Now Google has taken over Feedburner, which until now did a great job sending out each new post; but this morning it sent out a post that was over a month old. I tried pinging (am I sounding more like a geek?)- now I'll just have to wait and see what happens.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Tropical Drinks


Oil on canvas on board, 6" x 8"
A trip to Quincy Market in Boston this past weekend yielded some interesting material for possible paintings. I loved the colors in this tropical fruit stand at the food court.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Little lacrosse-SOLD


Oil on canvas, 6" x 6"
Well, it's a full-fledged blizzard here in Little Rhody, and I've got spring fever. I was going through some photos I took last year and came across some of these girls at a local school practicing lacrosse. Sunshine! Green grass! I'm there.