Red Flower Crown

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

Red Flower Crown 2019
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.

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.

“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

Five Dogs Portraits Done!!!

Just finished commissions from one client. All except one is 6 x 6 inches on stretched cotton canvas. I had been doing preliminaries drawings before going onto canvases. Then on canvas I did a grisalle with transparent red oxide for values. I found by doing these preliminary drawings and grisalles, it helps with the painting process.

Interested in a commission done for your pet click to go to my Etsy shop.

 

 

 

 

 

Thor

Just finished a commission for a very small dog painting. It’s only 3 x 3 inches and it’s perfect for a doll house.

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“Thor” 3 x 3 x 1/4 inches, oil by Marlene Lee, commissioned

Commissions for this size and larger in my Etsy shop. It’s late for Christmas, though.

Grapefruit and Lemon Halves

I love painting from the top view. I found that slicing up the fruits have very interesting textures. Especially grapefruits, oranges, lemons and avocados. Their symmetrical and circular shapes make interesting compositions.

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Grapefruit and Lemon Halves 2018, oil on canvas panel, 8 x 8 inches by Marlene Lee