Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Vase in Gray - Palette Knife Painting by Judy Mackey

"Vase in Gray"
12 x 12 x 1.5 inches, Oil on Canvas

Getting ready for a group exhibit.  I haven't decided just yet which paintings to take with me.  This might be one.  For infromation and other works please visit http://www.judymackey.com/

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Angel with Lyre - Palette Knife Painting by Judy Mackey

"Angel with Lyre"
5 x 5 inches, Oil on Board
Painted with palette knife

Another from my "little angel" paintings.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Angel with Trumpet - A small angel painting

"Angel with Trumpet"
5 x 5 inches, Oil on Board
Available for purchase.

I've tried my hand at another small angel painting.  I have one very favorite knife to paint with but a palette knife painting at this size requries a smaller one.  So I've been using the Langnickle J-3 for these - it still has enough flex and a good sized tip.  Still, these smaller paintings are a little difficult to paint loose and not just make it into a huge blurr.  Had to use a brush here and there to make sure the colors were where I wanted them to be.

Friday, October 15, 2010

With Love - A Floral Bouquet

"With Love"
8 x 6 inches, Oil on Board

A few weeks ago, my doorbell rang and a lady delivery person asked me my name then handed me this lovely bouquet.  Full of pink roses, carnations, stocks, heathers and big yellow lilies.  Oh how I love delivered flowers  for no special occasion but just to be told "I'm thinking of you".  

Thursday, October 14, 2010

House Angel Palette Knife Painting by Judy Mackey

"For Your Home"
5 x 5 inches, Oil on board, palette knife

A Realtor friend had remembered that I'd painted several "house angels" in the past.  I was a Realtor in my past life, actually so house angels seemed an appropriate subject for me.  I had no angels to sell her as they'd all been sold so I painted this little one; the size was her request. 

I usually paint my angels a wee bit bigger than this 5 x 5 inch format - but this request got me thinking.  Maybe this smaller size might be a nice size as Christmas gifts?  What do you think of angel paintings as Christmas gifts?