Thursday, July 29, 2010

100 Garden & Floral Oil Paintings, Original Artwork by a Colorado Daily Painter, 35/100


Yellow Rake
8" x 8" oil on cradled board
$195.00 + $10. s/h


We're putting in another flower garden, or, should I say taking out more grass.  Either way, we've spent the last few days building a rock wall, moving all the compost from the other side of the yard, raking the compost, hauling dirt, and then raking the dirt.  I couldn't resist painting the rake!

12 comments:

LindaHunt said...

What a wonderful idea! The soil is handled so well...love all the brushwork!

AutumnLeaves said...

Amazing brush strokes, Pam!

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Claire Beadon Carnell said...

The brushwork in this is so lush and rich - making this a truly wonderful piece!

Nancy B. Hartley said...

Pam, Good for you! Wow you are busy!
One more great poainting for your garden series! I just love it all!

Kelley Sanford said...

Always intriqued by your wonderfully cropped subject matter. Making a garden rake appealing is a real challenge and you met it.

Gwen Bell said...

I always love when you make everyday workers the Star of the show! Love that snazzy yellow handle and the way you've painted the soil. Great crop too!

Pam Holnback said...

Linda, Thank you. I found for soil to just use light layer of several values w quick brushstrokes and it works.

Thank you Sherry!

Joven, Thanks for stopping by.

Thank you Claire, Always appreciate your thoughts.

Nancy, Thanks. Yes, Peter wants to mow less!

Thank you Kelley, It's really fun for me to just look at these objects as still lifes and color studies.

Gwen, Thank you. It's been great for me combining my love of gardening and painting.

Catherine Jeffrey said...

Love this almost abstract painting. Great brushwork and love the yellow that grabs the eye.

Janice said...

This looks very familiar!! and even BETTER in life!! great job taking something so ordinary and making it interesting!

Sandra Galda said...

love your tool paintings!

Stephen Parker said...

I really like the composition and the simplified forms in this, Pam. That, and the strong yellow of the handle, which draws you right in. Very dynamic.