Thursday, April 17, 2014

Pampered cat painting

Pampered  Oil on wood  8" x 8"  $215.
This kitteh has been done justice now.  :)  Last time I painted her was here.  She waits for adoption at the Cleveland Animal Protective League.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Monday, April 14, 2014

In the Shadow oil painting cat and bird

In the Shadow  Oil on wood  8" x 8"  SOLD
The subjects of this painting were photographed in two different places...  The sparrow frequents the outdoor cafes at the Cleveland Zoo and kitty waits for adoption at the Cleveland Animal Protective League...  Kitty considered pouncing and decided against it.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

The Red Cup still life with tulips

The Red Cup  Oil on wood  12" x 9"  $315.
I'm definitely on to something with the thinner paint block in.

I see potential for more color harmony and --a more enjoyable process of painting as well.  Will include the block in (mostly for my own reference.)  Excited!

Monday, April 7, 2014

Monday Tulips small floral still life painting

Monday Tulips  Oil on wood  8" x 8"  $215.
Still experimenting with thinner paint block-in.  Happy with how some of the lavender toned board peeks through in the background!

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Hoeptner 6th Blogiversary Painting Give Away

It's that time agaaaaain!   Time for a painting give awaaaaaay!!  This year's selection may be the best ever.  Which one would you pick?   Let me know in the comments.

To enter and win a free painting of your choice, please subscribe to this blog, here.  Go on and do it!!  (While I don't recommend it -- you can always unsubscribe later.) 

Winner gets choice.  

A random drawing will happen on my 6th (!) blogiversary, April 23rd.  How time flies, this blog continues to be a joy, I'd be lost without it!

If you are reading this post from your email box, you are already entered.  

  ...a special note to current subscribers:  especially those of you who have taken the time to comment on posts by hitting the "reply" button, thank you.  Also, you are the cat's meow and good luck.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

April Tulips still life floral by Hoeptner

April Tulips  Oil on wood  8" x 8"  $215.
Despite a strong desire to shop for shoes, clean the kitchen and/or avoid all-things-painting (it happens) I dragged myself into the studio to paint April Tulips.  I ended up trying a few new things... thinner paint application and more interpretive color. ...and I learned a few things.  I'm looking forward to the next.  

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Silver Pinks floral still life painting

Silver Pinks  Oil on wood  8" x 8"  $215.
It's too soon to conclude I've mastered use of the fan brush. But I was able to smooth ripply paint edges in the background here without making a mess.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Tea and Roses a floral still life painting

Tea and Roses  Oil on wood  8" x 8"  $215.
The gold decorated white plate in this painting is a flea market find. It has an Art Nouveau grape motif that I love!  I wish I would have painted this one bigger if only to capture the plate's pattern a little better.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Floral at Dusk

Floral at Dusk  Oil on wood  8" x 8"  SOLD
Oh, how I miss painting florals.  It's true.  There doesn't seem to be enough time in the day to paint all that I want to paint, but maybe a few more pretties before I turn my attentions elsewhere.
April is the month of my bloggiversary-- and a painting give-away will happen on the 23rd.  Subscribe to this blog and you'll be automatically entered to win, it's that easy!