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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Boarded Up - Watercolor And Black Gouache

Back before I started this blog I had kind of a crazy, unorthodox way so too speak, of pricing my paintings. Which consisted of mainly 3 different factors. 1.) How well I liked the painting. 2.) Medium 3.) Size
But fist & foremost how well I liked it & how emotionally attached I was to it! I have decided to revert back to this method. At least this way you'll know which ones I favor the best!  But rest assured if I post it here I like it, just some more so than others.

Todays painting is actually 1 in a 3 part series. I was influenced to paint this picture from these boarded up apartment buildings across the way from one of my studios, not sure exactly why, I just was!

I used the opposite end of one of my paint brushes to apply the black gouache with!

Anyway I'm really excited about this set of paintings!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Best wishes!

Boarded Up
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2010
Watercolor & Black Gouache
6 1/4"x8"
Done on Arches 140Lb. Cold Pressed Paper
                                                                  

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Mini Abstract Expressionist Action Paintings

Good morning everyone! People have really taken a liking to these miniature Abstract, Expressionist, Action Paintings! I have sold several! And am now making these available for you to own! These all vary in style, design & size but average 4"x4" And are all done on Arches 140Lb. Cold Pressed Watercolor Paper. And are all signed on the front and back.

You may have noticed the PayPal Donation button toward the bottom of this blog. Scroll down toward the bottom of this blog and click on that button and you'll be on your way to owning one of these Abstract, Expressionist, Action Paintings! PayPal is safe and secure for everyone with & without a PayPal account!

All proceeds from these sales goes solely for purpose of purchasing more watercolor paper. (For those of you artists out there who paint in watercolor know how expensive paper is.)
Shipping is Free! Sorry this offer is good for U.S. residents only. The donation amount is only $10

The paintings shown below have already been sold, but are excellent examples of what you'll receive for your  gift to this blog!

Thank you in advance for you kind generosity!

Best wishes!

Dana

Mini Abstract, Expressionist, Action Paintings
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Mini Abstract XXIII
2010
4 1/4"x4 1/4"
Sold

                                      
My Brain On Red
2010
3 1/2"x3 1/2"
Sold


                                    
Red River
2010
3 1/2"x4 1/2"
Sold


                                     
Mini Abstract XIII
2010
4 1/4"x4 1/2"
Sold

                                                      
Untitled V
2010
4"x3
Sold


Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Impression Flowers II - Watercolor

Good morning everyone! Here is the mate to yesterdays painting!
I think that they would look really great hanging together or by themselves! But these are the only two like this that I will be painting! At least for this year anyway :)

Don't really  have a favorite out of the 2 I like both of them equally!

Thank you for taking the time to stop by today, I hope all of you have a wonderful day!

Best wishes!

Dana

Impression Flowers II
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2010
Watercolor
Paper Size
6"x4"
Done On Arches 140Lb. Cold Pressed Paper
Collection The Artist




Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Impression Flowers I - Watercolor

I love being outdoors when the weather is nice, but it has been pretty darn hot & humid here lately! So I got up early when the sun rose to go out & paint these flowers. I love trees, flowers, nature in general. I'm just very bad with the names of plants LOL. I think these are Tiger Lilies though I'm not a 100% sure :)


Thanks for taking the time to stop by today, I hope all of you are having a great week so far!

Best wishes!

Dana

Impression Flowers I
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2010
Watercolor
6"x4"
Done On Arches 140Lb. Cold Pressed Paper

Monday, June 21, 2010

Wind Chimes - Watercolor

Thanks for all of your wonderful comments on my paintings, they are all really great! Sorry I haven't posted anything recently, things have been just a little crazy here! Anyway this is a painting that I did for a friend of mine, and he thought I should post it,  so here it is!

I will do my best to keep making regular posts :)

And welcome to all of my new followers, really glad you all joined this site! :)

I hope all of you are having a great start to a new week!

Thanks for stopping by!

Best wishes!

Dana

Wind Chimes
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2010
Watercolor
8"x6"
Done On Arches 140Lb. Cold Pressed Paper
Private Collection


Monday, June 14, 2010

Wichita Pride Fest 2010 I & II - Watercolor & Ink

I painted both of these on location yesterday afternoon at the Wichita Pride Festival, that was being held at the Wichita Indian Center. The second one is a little more abstract!

I hope all of you had a wonderful weekend!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Best wishes!

Dana

Wichita Pride Fest. 2010 I
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2010
Watercolor & Ink
6"x4"
Done On Arches 140Lb. Cold Pressed Paper
Free Shipping
$19
Sold



Wichita Pride Fest. 2010 II


2010
Watercolor & Ink 
6"x4"
Done On Arches 140 Lb. Cold Pressed Paper
Free Shipping
$19
Sold




Sunday, June 13, 2010

House With Red Pot - Watercolor & Ink - Starts at $19

I did this painting en plein air yesterday afternoon in my back yard looking next door. I've kind of been on this red kick here lately! Looking for motifs that contain the color red!

This picture is listed on  eBay right now!

Thanks for stopping by today to view this picture, hope you  like it!

Hope all of you are having a fantastic weekend!

Best wishes!

Dana

House With Red Pot -
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2010
Watercolor & Ink
6"x5"
Done On Arches 140Lb. Cold Pressed Paper

Friday, June 11, 2010

Untitled XI - Watercolor & Ink

Thought I would change things up a bit today! At first glance you may see a crazy messed up looking kind of face! But in all actuality that is not what I saw when I was painting this picture. It is actually a far corner with red walls in a dark lit bar, with two pictures, one on each wall, along with a bar table & chair. And no I wasn't drunk when I painted this one LOL. This is just a different approach for me. A friend of mine loaned me this book that I've been reading tilted red. Which I think helped  inspire me to paint this picture! I hope some of you like it!

A great big welcome to all of my new followers & thanks to all who have left comments on my work! :)

Thanks for stopping by today, hope you all have a wonderful day!

Best wishes!

Dana

Untitled XI
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2010
Watercolor & Ink
Done on Arches 140Lb. Cold Pressed Paper
8x6


Thursday, June 10, 2010

Small Landscape Study II - Watercolor and Ink

Good morning all :) I can't decide which painting I like better, yesterdays or todays!?
I probably like both pictures equally well! And again the scan of this picture does not do this painting justice!

Ok, now it's story time :) I had a question posed to me the other day that came in on a comment, that reads.





Judy Ferguson said...








Curious about your oil painting. Most painters don't make the crossover from oil to watercolor. Did you start with oil or watercolor?

Answer; I actually started out painting in Acrylics when I was 7 years old, I think I did 2 paintings and decided I didn't like them. Nothing against the medium, but they just weren't for me. So I proceeded to throw a fit LOL.  Until my parents finally gave in and got me a set of water colors & oils, and I have been painting with both ever since.  So there's that story :) 
Thanks for asking Judy, I hope I was able to answer your question somewhat.
My life is pretty much an open book, so if any of you ever have a question you'd like to ask please feel free to ask away, and I'll do my very best to answer it to the best of my ability.
Thanks for all of your comments lately :)
Thank you for taking the time to stop by today, I hope you all are having a great week!

Best wishes!

Dana

Small Landscape Study II
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2010
Watercolor & Ink
Done On Arches 140Lb. Cold Pressed Paper
4"x6"





Field Sketch
2010
Ink Sketch
3.5"x5"
Done on Strathmore 50Lb. Paper
NFS






Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Small Landscape Floral Study - Watercolor & Ink -

No I haven't lowered my prices! This is just a smaller painting than normal. In fact I'm planning on raising my prices on my 6"x8" water colors & 5"x7" oils starting the first of this next month! Just a little heads up :)
And if you are new to collecting my work what better place to start than with this painting! It is a very nicely done original water color at a very affordable price!

Anyway I finally got around to dragging out the Winsor & Newton Cotman III watercolor set that my Mom got me for my birthday this lat March! :) Thanks again Mom I love you! I Really like it but it has taken some getting used to. They are sure different from the Winsor & Newton tube paints that I use!
But I do like them!

Anyway for some reason I think the color scan on this painting seems duller to me than the colors on the original painting! And we have had quite a lot of rain here lately, so the sky has been a little cloudy & gray lately. But I was able to get out to do this painting & I'm also including the 2 field sketches that I did for this one! I recall having had a request a while back to see some of my sketches, sorry it's taken me so long to get around to posting any, but the just aren't something  that I usually post here. Even though I do a ton of sketches filling 1 - 2 sketch books a month on the average! Maybe I should start a sketch blog LOL. :)

Thanks for all of your recent comments! I will be addressing a question that was posed to me the other day on tomorrows post!

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you like the painting!

Best wishes!

Dana

Small Landscape Floral Study
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Watercolor & Ink
2010
6"x4"
Done On Arches 140Lb. Cold Pressed Paper




White Flowers I
Ink Sketch
3.5"x5"
Done on Stathmore 50Lb. Paper
NFS



White Flowers II
Ink Sketch
3.5"x5"
Done on Strathmore 50Lb. Paper
NFS





Monday, June 7, 2010

View From Front Porch - Watercolor & Ink

Thanks to all of you that commented on my painting yesterday! You all are SOO GREAT! :)
And I hope that ALL of you had a wonderful weekend!

 I just finished painting this picture of my front porch looking out towards the yard this morning. I just love this time of year! The color of the leaves on the trees and the flowers blooming! Anyway I really enjoyed painting this one and I hope you all like it :)

Thanks for stopping by today & I hope you all have a great week!

Best wishes!

Dana

View From Front Porch
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Watercolor & Ink
2010
8"x6 1/4"
Done On Arches 140Lb. Cold Pressed Paper

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Impression Iris Field - Oil On Canvas Panel

Good morning fellow bloggers! This is the painting that I have been promising to post here for I don't know how long LOL. Anyway I was pretty pleased with the way this one turned out! I composed this picture from several different plein air sketches & studies that I had done a while back!

I hope that you all like this one!

Thanks for all  of the wonderful comments you have been leaving on my pictures! I really appreciate them :)

Thanks for stopping by today to check out this painting!

I hope you all are having a wonderful weekend!

Best wishes!

Dana

Impression Iris Field II
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2010
Oil On Canvas Panel
12"x9"
by
Dana Chabino

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Watercolor - Untitled X

I must have been drunk the other night when I painted this picture LOL. because I sure don't remember painting it. But I really like it! I really like the subdued pastel like colors in this painting!
Hopefully you all, or at least some of you will agree with me :)

I hope you all are having a great weekend so far!

Tomorrow I will be posting an oil painting that I've done!

Thanks for stopping by today!
OH! And a GREAT BIG WELCOME to all of my new followers! :)
Best wishes!
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Dana

Untitled X
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2010
Watercolor & Ink
8"x6"
Done on Arches 140Lb. Cold Pressed Paper