I am not going to upload all the paintings, but you can view them here. I am really glad I did the project and feel a sense of accomplishment at it's completion. The triumph over the side effects of the chemotherapy drug, taxol, is especially satisfying after not being able to do the simplest things like button my shirt, feel the ground under my feet, or hold a brush!
The sales of paintings have been good and helped me catch up with myself a little bit financially. There are still some beautiful paintings from this collection available, and I hope those sell soon too. Please do share the link with anyone you think may be interested in this project or in adding one of my paintings to their collection. Aside from the direct sales, two commissions came out of this project. I am so very glad to be well enough and able to commit to a commission piece once again.
Nature offers a wildlife sanctuary to all sorst of water fowl and animals in an around these salt marshes at the ocean's edge. They are particularly beautiful in the fall when the tall grass is golden and the trees dressed in their Autumn attire.
#6 of 100 Island Sunset 8"x10"x.25" Oil on Masonite Panel $125.00 View/Purchase Here
This is turning out to be a very challenging project, but I sent out my first mailing yesterday and got my first sale!! This is good :) Now that I am not in treatment for Breast Cancer full time, I can get back to painting and selling my paintings full time. Since I don't qualify for any public assistance without giving away the farm, this sale is very good.
Sometimes I like using masonite panels as a support for oil paintings. It is so different to work on from canvas and produces a different visual effect. The downside is it needs to be framed, but given the low price of the paintings in this nature series, whoever buys it will save enough to buy a frame. Enjoy. L
Now that I am no longer in a chronic medical crisis, I need to start painting again, and more importantly right now, selling paintings again. I have set this challenge for myself. The paintings are 8"x10"x.75" oil on gallery wrapped stretched canvas. They are $125.00 each and shipping is included in the purchase price. See more Here
I am always amazed these fragile little birds can survive a long, bitter cold Maine winter. I guess they are stronger than they appear. I am now 1 year past diagnosis and surgery for breast cancer, and 6 months past chemotherapy treatments. I am finding that I, too, am stronger than I thought, although I have looked and felt pretty fragile at times this past year. Facing metastasis, however, I know my life remains as tenuous as my little friends here. Though the struggle continues, I see each day as a gift, and look forward to warmer, brighter days ahead.
I haven't been in my studio in months. Side-effects of chemo have been completely distracting. And I'm waiting to hear results of most recent biopsy. So you can imagine how happy I was to find a little window of opportunity when I felt well enough and coherent enough to paint! This palette knife painting portrays the emotion of a winter day. The original has sold.
"My connection to nature in my rural environment, surrounded by my gardens and all I love, provide spiritual nourishment and creative inspiration that I share in my paintings. I hope you will enjoy them, too."
Laura is a professionally trained artist with degrees in Studio Art and Art Education. She has taught K-12, as well as adult level students. She continues painting and selling her work to both private and corporate collections for over 30 years .