Tabby Cat

Tabby Cat 2019
Tabby Cat 2019, 12 x 9 x 3/4 inches, oil on stretched canvas.

 

 

Tyler

Another painting for the upcoming exhibit at the International House “Feathers and Furs” exhibit in March 2020. This little dog lives with his owner at one of the many senior residents places throughout Davis. A chihuahua mix he is a great companion for his owner, a retired minister but on guard if anyone comes near.

Tyler 2019
“Tyler” oil portrait painting, 10 x 8 x 3/4 inches on stretched canvas by Marlene Lee

 

Interested in a painting of your pet, click to go to my Etsy shop for more info or email me.

Red Flower Crown

Part of a series of paintings for the International House in March 2020

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Red Flower Crown, 10 x 10 x 3/4 inches oil on canvas by Marlene Lee

The process….

Deciding on the background was a bit challenging but I went with the warm darker blue background.

All Curled Up

This painting is for the Trekell Pet Competition, 2019. The only entry fee is to purchased one of their six-sided wooden panel. It’s an unusual shape but I found two little chihuahuas that fit perfectly.

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“All Curled Up” oil on wooden panel, 9″ x 14″ x 5/8″ by Marlene Lee

Chloe

Just finished up another commission for Christmas. Commission works accepted until the end of September 30th.

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Chloe, oil, 8 x 8 x 3/8 on stretched canvas by Marlene Lee

Underpainting

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Lady

 

 

Lady 2019
Lady, oil on stretched canvas, 12 x 9 x 3/4 by Marlene Lee

I took many photos of Lady and decided to come up with this one. Pencil sketch. Under painting. Final painting, so I thought. I wasn’t too happy with the color of the background and changed it to the lighter color to bring out Lady.

Commissions info and prices at my Etsy Shop.

Art & Ag Projects

The Art & Ag Project is a call to artist event.

“The Art & Ag Project cultivates a dialogue between artists, farmers, and the community to raise awareness about the importance of preserving farmlands and the visual arts in Yolo County. A nationally recognized creative place making project, Art & Ag has invited farmers to open their land to local artists, providing unique opportunities to capture private landscapes that would otherwise remain inaccessible and unseen.

Each month, artists visit a different farm where they can meet the farm owners, paint en plein air, or take photographs. Artists are invited each Fall to exhibit their agriculturally–inspired artwork at YoloArts’ annual Art Farm Gala, the first Friday in November.” 

The “Red Barn” was painted at the Valley Oak Wool Mill. A young woman rented one of the buildings to run her wool mill business. She would take raw wool and spin it for clients. Her waiting list is about a year long.

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Red Barn, 18 x 24 inches, oil on stretched canvas by Marlene Lee

The next two paintings was done at the Good Hummus Produce. Caught this dog napping in the middle of the road. Love how the sun light shaped around him.

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Napping in the Shadows, 8 x 10 inches, oil on stretched canvas by Marlene Lee

The “Red Tractor” was parked underneath these trees. I did a small quick study, 6 x 8 and got up to stretched. Before I knew the owner had driven the tractor away.  Thank goodness I had that quick study plus a few photos.

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Red Tractor, 9 x 12 inches, oil on stretched canvas by Marlene Lee

This last painting, “Hazy Day” reflect the fickle weather of March or maybe April. I love how the grapevines captured a glimpse of the sun peeking through the clouds.

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Hazy Day, 8 x 10 inches, oil on stretched canvas by Marlene Lee

There are still more farm visits coming up. I probably would visit up to September.

Charly and Jinga

Just finished up two dog portraits in oils for one client.

Begins with many photos provided by the client. I choose one photo, make a pencil sketch, then an underpainting to establish values and the painting. Each step I show the client.

These paintings are small 8 x 6 inches and done on stretched canvas for easy hanging.

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“Charly” oil on stretched canvas, 6 x 8 x 3/4 inches by Marlene Lee

 

 

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“Jinja” oil on stretched canvas, 6 x 8 x 3/4 inches by Marlene Lee

“Lexi” Dog Portrait

This is Lexi, the dog who would not stand still for a photo. In this painting I worked more on soften the edges to give it a more softer look. The background is different from how I treated other dog portraits. I wanted a more neutral color so that Lexi would stand out.

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“Lexi” 10 x 10 x 3/4 inches oil on canvas by Marlene Lee