Monday, April 22, 2013

Auction Benefits Red Cross, NFAC Heron at DeLeon Springs

Finally entering the Nibblefest (Themed) Art Contest! It's held on Ebay every month.. Just do a search for this month's theme "Trees" take a look around and then come back. I'll wait.

So I've entered... it's exciting because every auction starts at $0.99! (Those of you who didn't search eBay for NFAC, go on, do it now!) Click on this direct link for my auction!

"Heron at DeLeon Springs", Giclee,©VictoriaPageMiller, eBay auction
Okay... so there are a lot of entries! They all can start on the 20th of the month but must complete by the 27th. That's really it. I've entered a reproduction of my "Heron at DeLeon Springs" oil painting. Before you get all persnickety about it being a Trees theme versus a Bird theme... might I just say that the heron is walking amongst the trees. Well he is! Looking for his breakfast. It could have been a Breakfast theme. Or an Omelet theme and I would have been fine. He could be having it his way. Or he could be lovin' it.

The important part is that any money (even if it is $0.99!) raised by my auction will be directly donated to the American Red Cross. They've been busy lately. They are always busy and I want them to continue to do the important work that they do.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

"Lasting Impressions" Oil Painting Full Reveal

Lasting Impressions, Oil on Canvas, 40 x 30", ©Victoria Page Miller

You can see some of the progressive steps to get to this final stage here, here and here. This is a close up of the two figures in front. This is the most complex scene I've attempted so far. I wanted to push myself and this painting is the result of that effort.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

"Lasting Impressions" Close Up Oil Painting Preview

My former work in progress painting ,featured progressively here, here and then here has been finished, dried and titled "Lasting Impressions"! It is currently sitting in the 1350 West Art Gallery waiting to be installed for the Americana Realized opening this Friday night. I do hope you will come and enjoy.

I'll reveal the complete complete painting once post-processed.. but in the meantime, here is a closeup of a key portion that was previously in undertones.

closeup detail in Lasting Impressions, oil, ©Victoria Page Miller