Tuesday, June 30, 2020

More mini masters

I just realized that I never posted this series of mini masters from last November. They were inspired by 2 Monets, 1 Van Gogh, 1 Homer, and 2 Cezannes and are each approximately 2" by 3". I painted these all on one 12" x 16" piece of loose canvas, cut them out, and framed them in these cute little frames.


Here are some close ups.




Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Colorful bird commission

Colorful Bird Feathers
9" x 12" 
oil with palette knives on Ampersand Gessobord

Jeremy asked me to paint this beautiful bird for him. He liked the texture I created with my palette knife and thought bird feathers would be a perfect subject matter for a painting. The images I used as reference were a combination of a blue-tailed bee eater from Malaysia and a blue kingfisher from Taiwan. I loved all of the colors in the feathers as well as in the abstract background shapes. It will be framed in a white floater frame that will really make the color come alive.

Friday, June 19, 2020

Cathy and Suzie's Adventure in NYC!

Cathy and Suzie Take On New York City
14" x 11" 
Oil with palette knives on Ampersand Gessobord

Cathy's good friend Suzie is moving to Coco Beach Florida and she is gonna miss her so much. As a special gift for her, she had this painting commissioned to always remind her of that wonderful trip they took together to New York City at Christmastime.

I always start painting the main subject first and I took this photo before tackling the background.

And here is a close up.

I love painting commissions so if you have a special photo that you'd like to turn in to an original painting, contact me at anngorbett@gmail.com.


Thursday, June 4, 2020

Life in Back Bay, Boston

Life in Back Bay, Boston
12" x 9"
Oil with palette knives on Ampersand Gessobord

I used to work in Boston at 222 Berkeley Street- the building that is on the far left side of this painting. I took the photo that inspired this painting while on a walk around the block during my lunch hour. I love the juxtaposition of the old and new buildings as well as the variety of architecture and colors.
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