Sunflowers: Oil on 8” x 8” panel

I painted this one a few months ago with acrylic. Today, I decided to go over some of the painting with oil. There are certainly more textures, and there is a bit more realism. I’m actually happy with the turnout. The combination of acrylic and oil allows me to take advantage of both mediums. Although I prefer oils, I sometimes paint my under-paintings with acrylic for faster drying time and better coverage.

I was able to find a frame for this one, so looking forward to this drying. Will also be making this available on my website soon!

I’ve actually decided to put some of my work for sale on my website with a payment option. Shipping is free in the United States. 😊

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Tuscan Hills 1: Acrylic on 6″ x 6″ Canvas

I wanted to create some paintings that were more abstract than some of my others! I was inspired by the beautiful hills of Tuscany!

If anyone has photos (non copyrighted) featuring hills, flowers, and beautiful landscapes that they would like me to paint! Please let me know. I love seeing what others are inspired by.

This painting is a part of my mini collection (Expressions Series). This painting, and others can now be purchased on my website: https://vanessawithun.com/sale-mini-paintings-on-6-x-6-canvas/

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Flowers in Vase Painting (Happy Easter)

Flowers and Vase: Acrylic on 14″ x 12″ Panel

I hope everyone is having a Happy Easter! I wanted to paint something that showed the energy of spring. Flowers were always difficult for me to paint, but with practice I have come to understand how to look at each flower as a shape. I tried to not blend too much and use bold brush strokes in alla prima.

It is nice to be able to spread some good energy with art! I truly hope everyone is staying safe during this time.

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First Showers: Oil on 16″ x 16″ Canvas

Spring is just around the corner! 🙂 I know things are looking pretty scary out there with the virus going around! I hope and pray that everyone who is effected by this stays safe! I painted this a few weeks ago, but decided to post it to spread a little joy and hope in a time when there is a lot of negativity going around. Finding joy in the little things around us can keep us focused on what is truly important in life!

I decided to experiment with a palette knife, so lots of heavy textures and bold brush work. I tend work in a very refined and controlled manner, but for this piece, I decided to let go a little bit. This painting, as well as my other pieces will be displayed in a solo-exhibition in Savannah, GA in November! I will post more information about that soon.

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Climbing Roses: Oil on 12″ x 16″ Panel

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My rose bush bloomed for the second time this season. I planted these last summer in dedication to my late grandmother who helped raise me as a child and who loved to garden. I was never good at growing plants, but these roses have been an exception. My grandmother’s name is Milagros, which translates to miracle in English. I always think of her journey to United States and related to my own journey here. I dedicate this painting to her memory.

I knew what angle I wanted for this painting as soon as I saw them. This was sketched yesterday and painted from life near my fence alla prima and laying on the paint thickly and working on a pre-textures canvas.

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