Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Updated Website

Today I published a new version of my website at www.jimoberst.com.  My goals were to simplify it, focusing on news and other timely information, and to highlight my medium and large-size paintings that are still available, and to make it easy to purchase them with some PayPal Buy Now buttons.  I'll be adding more paintings from time to time, as well as changing the painting image that's on the Home page.  My small paintings are still displayed and sold on my other website, www.weeklywatercolor.com.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Brush Strokes Painting of the Month

My painting Big Ol' Barn won Painting of the Month honors at the December 10 Brush Strokes meeting.  This painting is based on a large barn I came upon in Ohio.  The painting is for sale for $325 framed, and is hanging in the Coronado Center in Hot Springs Village, Arkansas until January 14.

Painting Commission: Honfleur

I just completed a commission painting of Honfleur Harbor.  I visited Honfleur, in Normandy, France, earlier this year, and found it very scenic and a perfect painting subject.  I've since painted a number of watercolor paintings of various views of the harbor and posted them on my weekly watercolor site - www.weeklywatercolor.com.  Several have sold; it seems that everyone who visits Honfleur looks for some way to remind themselves of the quaint town and harbor.  This painting was done for a client in Massachusetts from one of the photos I took in Honfleur.  It turned out to be much more detailed than my original intention (as many of my paintings do), but I do like the final painting, and so did my client.