Monday, January 7, 2013

The Loner ~ SOLD

"Trees are much like human beings 
and enjoy each other's company.
Only a few love to be alone."  
~ Jens Jensen


The Loner
5.5" x 7.5" original watercolor on Yupo paper, double matted to 8" x 10" - $85.
Quotes will be hand lettered and laminated to the back of the painting's matting.
mats -(acid-free/white core) with foam core backing, in an acetate sleeve
ready to fit into a standard 8" x 10" frame


The Loner is #6 of my 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge. My personal theme is paintings inspired by quotes and so far I've done all trees because I love them and all the great things about them. This piece evolved into a "Tuscany Inspired" tree theme through the comments and feedback of friends on facebook. Although I've never been there, or painted it before, I've seen many photos and hear from everyone that it is simply one of the most magnificent places on the planet. It is most definitely on my bucket list! I did a lot of pre-painting planning on this little gem. It kind of came out with a Van Gogh influence, don't you think? How do you think I did with the colors?

Thanks to everyone on facebook that helped me with these "Tuscany Colors". Your comments and feedback help me to grow and is most appreciated!

X ♥  O 


  1. Definitely a Van Gogh influence - I love this composition and the colors are bold!

    1. Thanks Pattie. Nice to meet another 30/30 painter here!

  2. What a beautiful collection of work this project has become. Love the theme.

  3. Thanks for stopping by, Carmella! I thought of you and all your gorgeous photos of Italy while I was working on this one. I think "The Loner" would look great in a gold florentine type of frame. What do you think?

  4. I just caught up with your blog. I have now added it to my favorites bar (as per your tutorial) and will check in more often. I did love your Tuscany Tree picture and certainly got a "Starry Nights" vibe off of it--but that can't be a bad thing, can it? You can't resist a challenge --30 pictures in 30 days? I really liked your Jerry monogram and the lettering lessons are paying off too. The new cat tree looks super. My boys would have loved one like that if I had enough room. They are too old and fat now and would probably fall off. I am impressed, as usual, with the amount of things you can accomplish in a day. Love Bobbie

  5. What a fabulous painting. So perfect with the poem. That house is amazing surrounded by friendly trees. My favorite part of this painting is the sky. This certainly has a strong Tuscany look to it (never been there either, but have seen lots of pictures). Another beautiful work.


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