What I am doing here:
I post my 6″ x 8″ paintings on eBay with a $100 beginning bid for 7 days. Sometimes this makes a collector very happy, other times the paintings get bid up to beyond the normal gallery price of $600.00. To catch the action, either be on my mailing list, or check eBay daily. I likely will post one or two each week.
Painting out in the landscape brings me much pleasure. Experiencing a place allows me to incorporate the best of the light, mood, and serendipity that happens over a period of time. Once back in the studio, I often create larger oils from these outdoor landscapes.
Whenever possible, I work en plein air, out in the countryside. I paint that special view that speaks to me. It will be different tomorrow.
I have been exhibiting my paintings in galleries all over Martha’s Vineyard and the Northeast since 1974 as a watercolorist. In 1996 I switched to painting oils. After more than 30 years of living on Martha’s Vineyard Island in 2005 I became a snowbird and moved to the Dallas-Fort Worth area of Texas. I divided my time between Texas in the winter months and Martha’s Vineyard in the Summer and Fall. Since then I have moved back to Martha’s Vineyard…
Besides working on landscapes outside and finishing in my studio, I paint still lifes of everyday objects. “Still life is fun to work with, as nothing much moves or blows in the wind. You may leave and return to it later. Usually the scene is exactly as you left it, ready to paint and to discover the details which make it special.”
My 6″ x 8″ paintings posted here and auctioned on eBay are on 1/8th inch hardboard with triple primed polyflax and cotton canvas. This smooth canvas is uniformly adhered with a pH neutral adhesive. It has a Melamine impregnated backing which balances the panel to resist warping and also creates a permanent barrier against moisture and mold. It is 100% archival and museum quality. My oil paints are also of the highest quality and archival. Paintings are sold unframed, although framing is available upon request. My spam safe email is ” thaw(at)thawmalinart(dot)com “ [you replace the ” (at) ” with ” @ “, “(dot)” with “.”].