Sunday, May 26, 2013

Oil paintings by Melissa Grimes

Drea -Melissa Grimes oil paintingIda Big HatAbby SunhatVera at the WindowWaverly StretchingFigure from life, oil on panel
Nude from life, oil on panel SOLDFigure from life, oil on panelFigure from life, oil on panelFigure from life, oil on panel SOLDFigure, oil on panel SOLDFigure, oil on panel SOLD
Figure, oil on panel SOLDVera, oil on canvas, 4x4"Waverly, oil on panel, 4x4"St. Edwards University, oil on panel, SOLDFigure from life, oil on panelBrittany-Melissa Grimes oil painting
Brittany 2-Melissa Grimes oil paintingFemale Nude -Melissa Grimes oil paintingFemale Nude -Melissa Grimes oil paintingFemale Nude -Melissa Grimes oil paintingJorge Sermini-Melissa Grimes oil paintingFemale Nude -Melissa Grimes oil painting

Oil paintings, a set on Flickr.

Here's my revamped, expanded Flickr archive.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Painting All Summer!

It's been a summer of slow but steady growth in painting. I'll post a small selection of my favorites from this summer. I'm still trying different surfaces, brushes, sizes and colors. It seems too soon to settle on a formula for my work yet although someday that might be nice. I've been mixing it up, drawing in graphite and charcoal and watercoloring too, to see if it shakes something loose in my brain. I know you artists will know what I mean!

Gothic Girl #1 SOLD

On the Veranda SOLD

Laura as a Fairy SOLD

Arnica #2 SOLD

Girl in a Turban available on Ebay (search my name)

The Direct Gaze SOLD

I've put a few auctions up on dailypaintworks.com---
























































































































Saturday, January 1, 2011

Nine New 4x4" Oil Portraits









I think these are getting better and better for the most part--more contrast and better likenesses. Still am not where I want to be consistently!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

New 4x4" Oil Portraits


















Can't believe a whole season has flown by since I posted. I've had a great month selling oils on Ebay, almost enough to make this year as good as the past 3 when the economy was better. I found some small 4x4" square canvases and got obsessed with doing really detailed (for me) likenesses of my models. I like them but want to get so much better and faster at this. Here are some from the last 6 weeks or so.