Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Enfold

(Posted by Carol Marine on behalf of Brenda Ferguson) Here is what Bren said about this one the first time around: "It's really a blast painting feathers. They have so many textures...the clear quill, downy feather bits, the sleek smoothed section, etc. I really like the shape of the singular shadow cast by the egg and feather here. Some cool feather-light music. (To continue looking at the art while you listen, right click on the colored word 'music' and go to Open Link in New Tab.)"
Oil on panel, 6" x 6", $100 + $10 domestic shipping

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

In Her Glory

(Posted by Carol Marine on behalf of Brenda Ferguson) When Bren originally posted this (at about the same time of year), she said: "It's been apple season here in Maine for a while now. I always pick at our local orchard and spend lots of time savoring the smells, sights and sounds...and photographing. Though I spent lots of time trying to get it correct, the color of this one is much better in person."
6"x6" oil on panel, $100 + $10 domestic shipping

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Jailbird

(Posted by Carol Marine on behalf of Brenda Ferguson) Another cutie. I LOVE the reflected stripes!
6"x6" oil on panel, $100 + $10 domestic shipping

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

I See the Light

(Posted by Carol Marine on behalf of Brenda Ferguson) I know Bren was really happy with this one. And it's no wonder - it just glows!
Oil on panel, 6" x 6" - $100 + $10 domestic shipping

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Plump Rump

(Posted by Carol Marine on behalf of Brenda Ferguson) My pal is so so good at painting pears, don't you think? And she and I share a particular love of polka dots. This one just plain makes me smile. : )
Oil on panel, 6"x6", $100 + $10 domestic shipping

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Gourd Galaxy

(Posted by Carol Marine on behalf of Brenda Ferguson) Since it's fall, and Bren is so good at painting all those lovely golden fall colors, I picked this beauty!
Oil on panel, 6"x6", $100 + $10 domestic shipping

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Reverence

(Posted by Carol Marine on behalf of Brenda Ferguson) This is another beautiful oldie by my bud, Bren. It seems fitting as I was visiting at her house last week and the sunflowers were just fading away, many looking a bit like this.
Oil on panel, 6"x6" 
NFS

Monday, September 29, 2014

Toe to Toe

Hi, this is Carol Marine. I am going to be posting on behalf of my dear friend Brenda for a little while. She is undergoing a particularly aggressive chemotherapy treatment, and is unable to post. She has received many wonderful emails from you guys but hasn't been up to answering very many. She asked me to relate her heart-felt thanks! Brenda is a wonderful artist and has many oldies but goodies, so I'll be re-posting those for her. Here's a great example!
Oil on panel, 6"x6"
SOLD

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

It's Delicate

I'm delighted to be able to post another new painting. I did this one two weeks ago when I was able to paint a bit. It's done from a reference photo swapped with my bud, Carol. I really like the color combinations. Here's some equally delicate musical inspiration.
Oil on panel, 6" x 6"
SOLD

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Preening

This is another one done last week when I was able to paint. I'm crazy about all the color! 
Oil on panel, 6" x 6", $100 + $10 domestic shipping
 
or contact brenda@brendaferguson.com

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Overshadowed

I just love this little painting...the way the pear mimics the shape and size of the vase...and the lighting. It's a favorite of mine. 
Oil on panel, 6" x 6", $100 + $10 domestic shipping
 
or contact brenda@brendaferguson.com

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Rainbow Feathered

This is another new painting. I am just crazy about color! So these parrots are totally fun and inspiring to paint. Here's some musical inspiration.  
Oil on panel, 6" x 6"
SOLD




Monday, September 1, 2014

Oh Happy Day!

Last Wednesday was a momentous day for me.  Momentous in a private quiet sort of way. It was the first day in well over a month I've felt well enough to be at my easel. Oh happy day! And luckily the sunflowers are in full bloom! Here's some musical accompaniment.
Oil on panel, 6" x 6" 
SOLD 


Friday, August 29, 2014

Weebles Wobble

Pears have long been my favorite subject to paint. I particularly liked the brush strokes in this one, a bit looser than  my usual. I was also pleased with the light and the interaction of the pears. This is one of my favorites. 
Oil on panel, 6" x 6"
SOLD

Thursday, August 28, 2014

The Feather or the Egg

This is the last in this green egg series I did a while ago. I think what drew me to the whole series was the clean lines and simplicity. I liked the combination of blue-green egg, blue vase and blue jay feather in this one. Still life makes me happy.
Oil on panel, 6" x 6"
SOLD

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Pure Peach

I just really love the intensity and glow of these peaches and the brush strokes.
Oil on panel, 6" x 6", $100 + $10 domestic shipping
 
or contact brenda@brendaferguson.com 

Monday, August 25, 2014

To Life!

I love the absolute peaceful simplicity of this piece.
Oil on panel, 6" x 6"
SOLD

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Five Phoebes

I love painting nests and this was one of my favorites. I like the softness and the looseness of it.
Oil on panel, 6" x 6"
SOLD

Friday, August 22, 2014

Featherweight

A while back I did a series of paintings with these beautiful pale green eggs and white feathers. This is my favorite in the series. I love the colors and the shadow cast by the feather onto the egg and table.
Oil on panel, 6" x 6", $100 + $10 domestic shipping 
 
or contact brenda@brendaferguson.com

Thursday, August 21, 2014

In the Flesh

What I like about this painting...well, other than the fact that it's pears!...is the way the shadow plays a part in the composition. I also just like the composition in general and the way you can just barely see a hint of the warm skin. 
Oil on panel, 6" x 6", $100 + $10 domestic shipping
 
or contact brenda@brendaferguson.com

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

To Be or Not To Be

I love the simplicity of this painting. The single blue-green egg, the white plate and cloth.
Oil on panel, 6" x 6"
SOLD

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Schoodic Seagull

It's been fun to go back and choose some of my favorite paintings and to really give thought to what makes them so. I always liked the graphic quality of the large slabs of cliff-like rocks in the background and the bird's warm glow. It's much more subtle and softer on the original art. And of course his slightly wind ruffled "do." 
** Thank you for your caring words of encouragement regarding my recent post. I am grateful for and bolstered by each and every one. Bren
Oil on panel, 6" x 6"
SOLD

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Woody and Update

Those of you who have been following my blog for a while may know that I was diagnosed with metastatic cancer(squamous cell carcinoma) last Thanksgiving. I've been undergoing treatment ever since. I'm currently in the midst of the second round of treatment and I've gotta admit, it's kickin' my butt.  My goal is, always, to be at my easel, but I'm not sure at this point when that will happen. In the meantime, I would love to re-post for you some of my all time favorite paintings that are still available.  Woody is one of those.
Oil on panel, 6" x 6"
SOLD

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

St. Esprit Beach Grass

This is one of the two landscapes I did on Cape Breton. I gave the other one away before scanning or photographing it. Doh.
Our land is in St. Esprit. There are a few snaps below. See why it's my favorite place on earth?
Oil on panel, 6"x 6"
SOLD





Sunday, August 10, 2014

Snackin'

This is the last of the goat paintings I did in Cape Breton. I think it's my favorite. Maybe because of all that intense bright yellow goin' on! I also did a couple of landscapes, but gifted one to a friend in Canada and forgot to scan it. Duh.  I'll post the other tomorrow.
Oil on panel, 6" x 6"
SOLD

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Because I'm Happy

I painted this guy while I was in Cape Breton a couple of weeks ago. It's one of my recent favorites.  I really love the colors...and his expression. I've provided a little sound track for you here.
Oil on panel, 6" x 6"
SOLD

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Two Faced

I loved the way the light was dividing this guy's face into almost perfect halves of warm and cools. Cool! ...and warm. :o)
Oil on panel, 6" x 6"
SOLD

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Slight Smile

He does have a slight smile...I hope it's not smug. ;o)
Oil on panel, 6" x 6"
SOLD

Friday, August 1, 2014

Pink Goatee

We're back! And experiencing, as my friend Suz says, "re-entry." Back to reality after wilderness camping on the beach in Cape Breton for 3 weeks. It was glorious and wonderful and relaxing and perfect. I did 7 paintings(this is one of them), read 9 books, walked the beach daily and collected countless stones! 
I guess I'm on a sheep/goat kick cuz I just can't get enough of painting them these days. More to come...
Oil on panel, 6" x 6", $100 + $10 domestic shipping
 
or contact brenda@brendaferguson.com

Monday, July 7, 2014

Simon the Great

This is Simon. He belongs to our daughter's bf's family. I've never met Simon but if the stories I've heard are any indication, he's quite the colorful character! He was a joy to paint... I mean a parrot AND a cherry! 

On another note, we are heading out for our annual wilderness camping trek on beautiful Cape Breton Island. I won't be posting for 3 weeks...but I'll be painting  a LOT! Any paintings sold while we are away, I will ship the first week of August. I apologize in advance for any inconvenience. 
Oil on panel, 6" x 6"
SOLD

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Heads or Tails - Diptych

This is the first diptych I've created using the 6" x 6" panels. It was FUN painting these two together simultaneously. The two hang separately side by side(or with a small space...whatever is your preference) so the final piece looks like the above image. Below you can see the heads and the tails. The two pieces are sold as a pair for $175. That's a discount! :o)
Oil on panels, 6" x 12"
SOLD