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Living in a seaside town steeped in history supplies me with lots of charming scenes to paint. This quaint cottage is in a historic part of downtown that is home to several small businesses near the waterfront.

11 x 14 gessoed panel
varnished to protect from the elements

This panel is gessoed thickly with visible brushstrokes to give the painting an interesting underlying texture.

My preferred method of working is to paint “from life”-not from a photograph. Painting this way helps me see deep into the soul of my subject, resulting in beautiful and insightful images. Most of my still lifes and small portraits and landscapes are painted this way. The larger studio pieces are painted from photographs for convenience’ sake. But I still attempt to paint quickly and decisively for the beautiful edges that can be achieved with wet paint. This method is called “alla prima.”

“Life beats down and crushes the soul, but art reminds you that you have one.” -Stella Adler

*Please note colors may vary from monitor to monitor due to individual settings and limitations in digital photography - every effort is made to come as close to actual colors in each painting as possible.

I ship paintings in cardboard boxes, wrapped in bubble wrap and suspended in soft packing materials through USPS.
I will refund all overages in shipping fees in excess of $1; please let me know if you paid an overage that was overlooked.

Frequently asked questions about MadAboutHue

By following a few simple rules of preservation and care, you and your family can enjoy a painting for generations. A painting’s beauty can endure for centuries which is why it’s a wonderful investment.
Painting’s will require an occasional dusting. Use a soft, clean micro fiber cloth or a very soft, clean brush set aside for this purpose. Dust the surface with a very careful, light touch to avoid scratching.

Protect your painting from extreme temperatures, temperature changes, and moisture which can all cause the paint to crack. Do not hang a painting in direct sunlight or store it in extreme darkness. Avoid hanging your painting near air conditioning vents, doors and windows, fireplaces, and in bathrooms.

Paintings need good clean air. Do not allow exposure from pollutants or smoke from any source including cigarettes, fireplaces, or candles. Do not allow the painted surface to be touched by fingers.
For a painting to looks its best, it requires a varnishing 9 months to a year after its creation when it has dried completely. I give my paintings a preliminary varnishing with retouch varnish to bring out the colors, but this is not a final varnish. A year after purchase if you start to notice the colors have faded somewhat, remove the painting from its frame and varnish it with a glossy, non-yellowing, oil painting varnish. I like to use Grumbacher varnish in a spray can and follow the instructions on the label.

landscape original oil painting 11 x 14 - Pink Gable


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: oil paint, gesso, masonite panel
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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