Saturday, April 29, 2017

Back To The Blogosphere And Tree Paintings

  It is a rainy Saturday but everything outside looks greener with the colors of spring accenting the landscape.  It is a beautiful time in Northeastern Ohio.  The rain seems to add the punch that gloss medium adds to color.  That against the tonal background of a cloudy day makes a great inspiration for a painting.  I have been working on a series of landscapes/seascapes/trees using mostly acrylic paints.  Here is one of them.

acrylic tree painting by Donna Holdsworth

20x20 x1.5

I created this piece using a pouring technique which I have modified to fit my needs as well as my budget. I love the free look achieved from using a pour but man can it eat up your paint supply!  I continue to experiment with this while keeping the pouring to a minimum. The tree trunk is sculpted with a palette knife.  I hope that you enjoy your weekend wherever it may take you.  Time for a cup of coffee.  Until the next time......
Peace to you!


Wednesday, October 5, 2016

New Paintings And a Great Reference Photo Site

Hello everyone!

I have not fallen off the planet.  I am still painting away over here on the shores of Lake Erie!  I have recently finished two new paintings.  The first is:
"Crystal Morning"
Oil on
20 X 20 X 1.5 birch wood panel
I combined/adjusted reference photos from a wonderful site called Paint My Photo.  Here is the link:  Paint My Photo
There are many generous photographers here that contribute their work for painters to use copyright free.  I hope you will check it out.

My second piece that I just completed is:
"Pool Of Redemption"
Oil painting on
20 x 40 x 1.5 birch wood panel
oil painting by Donna Holdsworth
This is the second largest painting that I have ever done.  It was wonderful to paint.
Both pieces are available on my website.

"Summer slipped away like a thief in the night
While the spice of Autumn enters
A comforting old friend"

Until the next time....

Peace to you!


Wednesday, August 17, 2016

"Ursula", Life and an Art Exhibit

A quick post to say hello.  It has been crazy around here lately.  Just the usual things breaking in threes with repairs to be made. (I will spare the boring details.)  Lots of wonderful time with family going on. Went to a surprise 85th birthday party for my aunt. My youngest daughter starts high school tomorrow! Baptism for my Grandson (oldest daughter) on Sunday. My second youngest daughter getting married in Nov. so we helped her pick out her beautiful dress.  Small anniversary party for my parents in the works.  A beautiful full moon on the rise.  What more could I ask for?

I had 3 paintings chosen this year for the Epilepsy Foundation 2016 Hidden Truths, The Mind Unraveled Art Show in California.  I was honored that my work was chosen.  They are wonderful people to work with.  The show is Sat. Oct 8 at the Gray Matter Museum of Art in Costa Mesa.

Here is my newest painting.  I am still using oil paint and this one is done on a 12 x 12 x 1 wood panel.  I named her Ursula (favorite Little Mermaid character) and she is available on my website.

Portrait painting in oil by Donna Holdsworth

Here is an in situ shot

Thanks for visiting.  Until the next time...

Peace to you!