Tuesday, February 14, 2017

SOLD! Tuscan Vineyard

SOLD!
"Tuscan Vineyard"
12 x 12
Oil
© 2015 by Rebecca Croft Studios

Maybe this was a Valentine's Gift!  I sold it today from my Etsy store.  It's off to Massachusetts to a new home.  I like to think that maybe this person went to Tuscany and wanted this as a souvenir or maybe they dream of going.  Either way now they have a little bit of Italy in their home.

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Sold! Sold! Carolina Marsh Painting

South Carolina Marsh Sunset
Oil
16 x 20
© 2016 by Rebecca Croft Studios

Sold this painting to a lovely lady in Williamsburg as a gift for her daughter.  Her daughter loved it! They frequently vacation in the Kiawah Island area and this painting reminded them of it.  I'm happy it has a new home.

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Back to Painting!

"Tree Moss"
18 x 18 
Oil

I haven't posted in awhile which doesn't mean I haven't been painting but I also am a part time event planner and Fall has been super busy!  I'm finally back into a daily routine of painting again.  It's always so cathartic.  I hope you like this painting.  I'm very pleased with the impressionistic quality of it and the lighter colors.  I'm feeling like I want to try and paint looser and with more ethereal effect.  Let me know what you think!

Monday, October 3, 2016

Marsh Landscape Commission!

Kiawah Marsh Landscape
24 x 36 
Oil
Commission!
© 2016 by Rebecca Croft

I was contacted through my Etsy store last week by a woman in Knoxville, Tennessee.  She commissioned me to paint her a Kiawah landscape with marsh view and palmetto trees.  It's for her 40th birthday present!  I love it when people buy themselves a nice gift.  Original art is an awesome gift that you will enjoy forever.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Encaustic Work

Magical Marsh
12 x 12
Encaustic on Board
© 2016 by Rebecca Croft

Last weekend I took an encaustic workshop.  Oh, what fun it was!  I felt like I was back in elementary school art class.  Encaustic means pigments that are burned in using wax.  It's an interesting technique that I have wanted to try because I like the way you can manipulate the wax for all types of textures.  You begin with a birch board and you lay melted bees wax on the board all over. You do this for two coats and then you melt two coats of melted medium on the board.  Your palette is actually like a plugged in skillet and the paints are like bars of soap that you melt onto your palette for painting onto the wax board.  You have to keep the wax & board warm in order to apply the paint. You need very good ventilation for all of this burning and melting and you have to be careful not to catch anything on fire or burn yourself.  I felt it to be a really fun creative process and I loved how my 4 paintings turned out.  This was the last one I did.  Stay tuned for other postings!