Happy Holloween! Skull and Leaves Still-Life Oil Painting

I decided to do a quick still-life study today with oil. My daughter brought home these colorful leaves and I thought these would be fun to paint.

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A Struggle: OIl on 24 x 18-inch LInen

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I still may work on some of the edges, but this painting is basically done. I decided to do some paintings influenced by my upbringing in Bronx, NY. This is my friend who is a poet. I will be linking her poetry with this piece soon and will be doing some more collaborations with her.

I started this painting with a simple charcoal block-in. I do not use lines, but use the values as a guide. I have never had the patience for drawing guide-lines. I wanted the outside to appear abstract, and I darkened the outer edges to make the light from the window stand out more. This was one of my most difficult paintings so far. I cannot wait to do some more Bronx inspired art!


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Sunset Waves: Acrylic Painting on Panel and Holiday Art Giveaway!!!!

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I love how energetic this painting came out. I love trying a more abstract style. I did this on the Senso linen boards from Jerry’s Artarama.

I also received these hardboard and cotton panels in the mail! Super excited to paint! Let me know in the comment section what I should paint! Have any ideas?canvas panels.jpg


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Rock and Waterfall Painting on Linen Panel

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I wanted to paint a series of rocks and water, something I love to paint. I love the challenge of making the rocks appear lifelike and making the water appear as if moving. I used a combination of different brushes and palette knives to create the texture. I always build up slowly until I achieve the desired effect. I used the Daler and Rowney Series 3 acrylic paint. I really like these acrylics for the price.


8″x 10″ Panel Available: Message vanesawithunfineart@gmail.com for pricing information, or visit my website at http://vanessawithun.com

A Bride: Oil Painting on Linen

I wanted to begin to challenge myself to paint something unique and meaningful. I started this painting as a project for school and did not like the background. I completely transformed this into something different. I love the idea of symbolic art, much like what is done in classical art, and using allusions to religion and mythology. I used the Venetian turpentine again and applied the color in thin layers. There comes a time when an artist needs to take a leap of faith into the unknown.

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Waterfall: Acrylic on Canvas

This painting features a beautiful waterfall in a serene setting. I had so much fun painting this acrylic landscape on canvas. I always try to push myself to do something different in each painting. I find myself moving so much quicker in painting and using loose brush strokes to create interesting textures.

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12″ x 14″ Gallery-wrapped Canvas for sale: $150 Message me at @vanessawithunfineart@gmail.com