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Thursday, May 7, 2015

DAYS 6 and 7

DAY 6: "Elephant Garlic"  9 x 12 oil on mounted canvas - still available!

And here is Day 7, which has already sold... but there's always tomorrow for Day 8!


DAY 7: "The Hay Barn"  11 x 14 oil on panel  -  SOLD


Tuesday, May 5, 2015

DAY 4 - 5 May Madness Sale!

Well, I missed getting DAY 4 posted, so I'll just combine it here with DAY 5... so far, the fundraiser is going well!  Thank you wonderful supporters!


DAY 4:  The Hay Shed 9 x 12 oil on panel - SOLD

And today's addition, a pair of, what I call huts.  With a somewhat romantic notion in mind, I titled the piece "Fish Huts", imagining spending a weekend fishing, with a little get-away just steps beyond.

DAY 5:  Fish Huts  8 x 10  oil on panel - SOLD

Keep up with the next addition by visiting my Daily Paintworks Gallery during the month of May, a new piece added daily and when these are gone, they're gone! 

Saturday, May 2, 2015

DAY 3: The Tiderunner

The Tiderunner 8 x 10 oil on panel

This old boat caught my eye the first time I was staying at Hunting Island State Park, near Beaufort, SC. It was only on my last trip, this past March, that I discovered that it was featured in the movie "The Prince of Tides", a 1991 movie starring Barbara Streisand... what do ya know! Anyway, each time I see it, it seems to be more and more fading into the marsh... one day, it will just disappear... but not in this little painting!

My Daily PaintWorks Gallery

Friday, May 1, 2015

May Madness: Day 2

Here is the addition for DAY 2 of my studio sale!

"Old Studio Bottles"  8 x 10  oil on panel - SOLD

Day 2:  These are a couple of old bottles that are among my collection of still life props. Painting transparent objects always requires a keen eye to "see beyond" the surface.



May Madness Studio Sale!

OK, once again I'm kick-starting a fundraiser to help with this year's travel plans.  You can read all about it on my website or see them in my Daily Paintworks Gallery, links to both are below.  

Here is Day 1's addition, and there will be 30 more, a new painting each day!  

"The Winery"  10 x 8 oil on linen panel  SOLD

This is a plein air painting of the winery at Biltmore Estate in Asheville NC.  A magical place, and I always find inspiration when painting there. 

 Here's the link to my Daily Paintworks Gallery  


and this is my main website page on May Madness!



Monday, March 2, 2015

Poppies with Silver and Amber

"Poppies with Silver and Amber"  10 x 8 oil on linen

During winter, I generally try to get more involved with my still life painting, which I truly enjoy.  However, this winter, I seemed to have gone slightly off course, which is OK in my book.  Sometimes it's a good thing, as when I come back, it's always with a fresh eye and fresh ideas.

Available:  info@stuartroper.com

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Sunflower Spectacle Inspires Wonder

Sunny September  16 x 20 oil on linen

Last week, painting with my friend Richard Oversmith at Biltmore Estate, John Le, with WLOS, the local ABC station, stopped by to interview us for a piece he was doing on this annual planting of the sunflowers.  

Here's a link to the video: 

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Painting Texas!

I've been on the road now since the end of March, Florida, Georgia and now here in Palo Pinto, TX for the past few weeks.  This is my second painting trip here and it's even more inspiring than during my first trip.  I've been busy and also have had a hard time connecting to the internet, so posts have been few and far between.  I'm planning on heading to New Mexico in a couple of weeks, so I hope to keep things more up to date.

"Brazos River Ranch" oil on linen panel  8 x 10  SOLD
 


Saturday, March 1, 2014

DAY 28: Hay Fields At Turkey Creek

DAY 28:  "Hay Fields At Turkey Creek"  8 x 10  oil on panel  
SOLD
Turkey Creek has many places to paint, so the name will be recognized by many as I've been painting out there for years.  This piece was done in August, and the hay fields were not too far from being ready to cut.  Turn 180 degrees from this spot and there's another fantastic painting waiting for the brush!

Be sure to visit my DPW link below for up to date info!

Friday, February 28, 2014

DAY 27: Spring On Henry Lane

DAY 27:  "Spring On Henry Lane"  
16x 20  oil on panel  
SOLD
Here's a little bigger painting to shake things up.  The color red is not often come across here in Western NC, but on this day, there it was, a field of brilliant poppies.  The poppies are what initially caught my eye and made me stop, but as I was setting up I became more and more focused on the old house and barn, and I loved the tractor under the shed, repeating the song of red sung by the poppies. 

Be sure to visit my DPW link below for up to date info!

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

DAY 25:  "Olive Oil Pitcher with Lemons"  
14 x 11  oil on panel  
SOLD 
Todays addition features a little Italian olive oil pitcher, antique bottle with oil and lemons.  I particularly loved the pattern on the pitcher and the echo of the lemons on the table.

Be sure to visit my DPW link below for up to date info!

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

DAY 24: Rabbit Ham Farm

DAY 24:  "Rabbit Ham Farm"  12 x 16  oil on panel   
SOLD
I've driven past this old farm on numerous occasions, heading back into 
some of my favorite painting spots.  One day, as I was driving past, I hit 
my brakes and thought "that's it!"  With a somewhat stormy late spring 
sky, there was an opening of light that created the most dramatic effect, 
field in partial shadow, spots of light and shade here and there.  The 
challenge was that it was like a kaleidoscope, everything was moving, 
yet I had to keep that first impression fixed, and I loved painting it..

Be sure to visit my DPW link below for up to date info!

Monday, February 24, 2014

DAY 23: Myers Lemon, Teapot and Porcelain Box

DAY 23:  "Myers Lemon, Teapot and Porcelain Box"  
8 x 8 oil on linen panel   
SOLD
Another piece with my favorite little porcelain box, this time paired with a teapot and contrasting Myers lemon.

Be sure to visit my DPW link below for up to date info!

Sunday, February 23, 2014

DAY 22: Morning At Brush Creek

DAY 22:  "Morning At Brush Creek"  11 x 14  oil on panel   
SOLD
This painting was done in the early summer, and this beautiful old farm is one of my favorite places, where I wouldn't mind living!  The area is named after the stream that meanders alongside the roadway, Brush Creek.

Be sure to visit my DPW link below for up to date info!

Saturday, February 22, 2014

DAY 21: Silver and Grapes

DAY 21:  "Silver and Grapes"   8 x 10   oil on panel   
SOLD
Objects with a reflective quality always fascinate me, and in this addition, I've used one of my favorite little props, an antique silver creamer along with an old green bottle and black grapes.

Be sure to visit my DPW link below for up to date info!