The following are the latest off the easel paintings this week for my eBay auction which will end August 30th. Most new items are listed right after the old auction ends at 6 PM PST or 8 PM Central. To view the listing go to: http://myworld.ebay.com/hagermanart
A “Glowing Sunrise” casts it’s light over the landscape with a sprinkling of bluebonnets nestled among the shadows of an outcropping of rocks and prickly pear cactus.
“Happy Days” is the mood I felt for this composition of wildflowers in a field on a sunny day under a bright filled sky with white floating clouds. You can almost smell the fragrance of the flowers!
What’s been interesting for me in doing these paintings has been an exercise in simplifying my technique and style. Also it forces me to consider an entirely different market and to paint things that people will want to bid on. With so much on eBay and perhaps having to scroll through many little images of art, they have to stand out, so color and contrast is important. It’s also a learning environment as I see what images are bid on more or what seems to have a broader appeal. Some of these compositional ideas I’ve done for this venue may be expanded upon in a variation for a larger scale studio/gallery work in my regular style. It’s important that my regular customers and viewers realize that I have not abandoned my regular style for this one.
In the past I’ve sold some of my “plein aire” works as well which are even more impressionistic and I found that they too had an appeal for many. Therefore I decided to do these colorful paintings with more impressionistic notes and to reach out to other people who favor this type of work and at the same time introducing them to my regular works. Think of it as a new product line. The experience so far as been great and a wonderful way to advertise and even get paid for it! I appreciate very much the new customers and all the positive responses I’ve gotten.