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sveldstra
06-07-2011, 12:17 PM
Hello everyone, sorry to have been away so long, but if I am on the computer - I'm not painting. I'm on a weeks hiatus before my only show this summer and took advantage of the free time to stop in and visit. I thought I would share what I've been up to. Hope you like.
Sharon
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/07-Jun-2011/151124-greenPeace_resize.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/07-Jun-2011/151124-merlot_resize.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/07-Jun-2011/151124-little_rocks_resize.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/07-Jun-2011/151124-sunset_stones_resize.jpg

And one that is quite different, just for fun.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/07-Jun-2011/151124-zorses_resize.jpg

birdhs
06-07-2011, 12:22 PM
These are all quite stunning! But the zorses are my favorites.

Thanx 4 posting, these pleaseth our eyes, Greg.

gaykir
06-07-2011, 12:28 PM
I, for one, LOVE the rocks!! What size are they? I can easily picture them huge. I would like a whole room full of them. To me they are very peaceful. I love how you've done done them in different palettes. Just amazing in my book!!

sveldstra
06-07-2011, 12:36 PM
Thanks Greg and Gayle,
these are all between 12X18 (Sunset Stones and Green Peace), 16X20 Merlot, and 18X24 Little Rocks. I recently finished up a 30X60 that was commissioned called Big Rocks that I had to paint hanging on my dining room wall; it was too
big for any of my easels. I must admit that I really liked the effect done so large, but buyers for such large pieces are harder to find. I have my first solo show in a private gallery coming up in about a year, and I'm planning on a few really big ones for it.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/07-Jun-2011/151124-Bigrocksresized.jpg

idylbrush
06-07-2011, 12:40 PM
Wonderful, as usual. Good to see your work again. D-Lightful.

sveldstra
06-07-2011, 12:45 PM
Thanks Howard,
I really like those vivid colours you are using. I was browsing the what's on your easel thread. One of these days I'm going to find an excuse to go down to Florida just so I can see them in real life.

angelkate
06-07-2011, 01:50 PM
Amazing, can't believe these are acrylics.. wow...

trevors
06-07-2011, 03:37 PM
Love the rocks but the zebras are really fun but it can't have been easy doing stripes or rocks for that matter!

biddlebeach
06-07-2011, 04:08 PM
Awesome! good luck on your upcoming show!

LavenderFrost
06-08-2011, 10:33 AM
Love those rocks!

Charlie's Mum
06-08-2011, 05:25 PM
Ohhhhh - I remember doing your jellybean rocks Sharon! Fun!

These paintings are beautiful - smooth and serene - and looking bigger than the sizes you say.:)

The zebras are fun - different ........ like the rocks though!:D

sveldstra
06-08-2011, 06:20 PM
Thanks Mary, Trevor, and Maureen. Good to still see some familiar faces. Surprised not to have heard from Elaine and Kathy yet. Nice to meet you Kate, acrylics are amazingly versatile; the more things I try the more options I seem to find.

Linee
06-08-2011, 07:02 PM
There is something so peaceful and solid about a rock. You captured that so well. And your Zebras rock! :)

Bruce Collins
06-08-2011, 09:51 PM
Amazing work. Very peaceful.

PainterDeb
06-08-2011, 09:52 PM
Sharon, I do really like these, very cool!! these are all great, but the 2nd one is my favorite!

OkeeKat
06-08-2011, 10:46 PM
Hi Sharon, great to see your work again!!
I just Love all your beautiful Rocks, you do these sooooo well!!!:clap:
your zorses are fabulous too!!
Keep up the great work and congrats on the show!

sveldstra
06-09-2011, 08:38 AM
Thanks Linda and Bruce, I remember spending hours as a kid staring at any moving or sitting water trying to get a grasp on exactly what I was seeing, but never satisfactorily could because it is always changing, and I picked up the bad habit of collecting interesting rocks from almost everywhere I go. (now I find them in my daughter's pockets too). It's funny that it finally came out in my work.
Deb- the second one is my favorite too. I really like the contrasting orange and purple, it just feels rich and deep like chocolate.
Hi Kathy, I knew you'd pop in. I browse through the WOYE occasionally, and have really been enjoying what you've been up too.

Chia
06-09-2011, 10:08 PM
wow wow wow! What a stunning body of work. I would never have thought that the same subject matter could be made equally interesting in every interpretation. The first is my favourite because you've handled the gray/greens so well and you have achieved amazing dimensionality to those rocks. I would love to see your work on real life!