Friday, April 19, 2019

Buttercups

 "Buttercups"
16 x 16 inches, oil on canvas
$700

Here are some details:
 

Friday, April 12, 2019

Scotch

 
 "Scotch"
10 x 10 inches, oil on panel
$350

It's hard to believe, but I've never painted shoes - at least ones that weren't on feet - in my life before this week! There's always something new to explore.

 

Friday, April 5, 2019

Pink Ring

"Pink Ring"
9 x 12 inches, oil on canvas on panel
$350

Experimenting with color in this one - Burnt Sienna and Sap Green, plus white! Proving once again that everything in painting is relative - a tube of "brown" creates gorgeous pinks when offset by its complement, green. 


Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Greensward

"Greensward"
16 x 16 inches, oil on canvas
$700

Hello, it's been a while! I've been teaching a lot lately - both workshops and online - and having a blast. My studio panting time has been falling into two categories - quick studies and oil sketches, both for personal research and as teaching tools - many of which can be seen and purchased directly through Instagram -- and larger works, of which this is one. 

Thanks for looking!

Friday, February 15, 2019

Winter Greens

 "Winter Greens" oil painting by Sarah Sedwick 18x24
"Winter Greens"
18 x 24 inches, oil on canvas

A bit larger than I usually work! Here's a shot of the finished painting in my studio, with the still life:
 
 

I've got a workshop coming up March 2-3 in Portland, OR, and I could really use some help spreading the word! If you know an oil painter - of any skill level - in the area, please consider sharing it with them. Here's a link to all the info. Many thanks! 
- Sarah

Friday, January 25, 2019

Linked

 "Linked" 
9 x 12 inches, oil on canvas
$350 

Underpainting to finish! I always begin my alla prima works with a tonal underpainting, which I then paint over immediately in color - not waiting for it to dry. Here's a short video of me talking more about it! 

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Red Heads

"Red Heads" 10x10 inches, oil on canvas by Sarah Sedwick 2019
"Red Heads"
10 x 10 inches, oil on canvas
$350

I copy the details on these dolls pretty carefully - except the faces. It's fun to play with their little expressions, and shows me once again how small changes in a portrait can really affect the overall mood I capture!

Monday, January 21, 2019

Three Sisters

"Three Sisters"
10 x 10 inches, oil on canvas
$350

There's something about the texture of the painted wood of these dolls that I just love painting.  Thinking there will be more of these to come....

Friday, January 18, 2019

Cascade

"Cascade" houseplant oil painting still life by Sarah Sedwick 2019
"Cascade"
9 x 12 inches, oil on canvas
$350

Painting and Plants. Two things I love that go pretty well together. :)

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

The Jungle

art oil painting interior scene houseplants by sarah sedwick
"The Jungle"
12 x 12 inches, oil on canvas
$400

I gave my online students a challenge this month to paint interiors....and then, I had to try it myself! Proving that my green thumb is not just stray Pthalo, (though it is that too), here are just a few representatives of my plant collection.

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Winter

"Winter"
9 x 12 inches, oil on linen panel
$350

Thinking looseness, and a cool, wintry color scheme in this one. The warmth in the spoons and in the white mug reminds me of late afternoon sunlight on snow...

Friday, January 11, 2019

The One That Got Away

"The One That Got Away"
8 x 8 inches, oil on canvas
$250 

I know that when I'm going to the grocery store and painting in the same day, I've got an opportunity to paint radishes - because they don't last long looking leafy green once you get them home!

I always enjoy painting - and eating - this veggie.

Saturday, January 5, 2019

The Fishing Hole

still life painting spoons sarah sedwick
 "The Fishing Hole"
8 x 8 inches, oil on canvas
$250
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Sometimes I struggle with title ideas ("Orange slices no. 64," anyone?), but this one came to me while I was working on the sketch!

Friday, January 4, 2019

The Fish Dish


still life oranges sarah sedwick oil painting
 "The Fish Dish"
10 x 10 inches, oil on canvas
$350
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Here's the value study for this one. Kind of fun to get back to ballpoint pen and sharpie! My forays into digital drawing have taken me away from sketches like these lately. 



And wow, here's the first time I ever painted this dish, in April 2008! Reminding me that this fish once had a buddy. But he got broken. 

 "Fish Dishes no. 1"
6x6" oil on gessobord
2008

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Slices on Blue

 still life oranges sarah sedwick
 "Slices on Blue"
9 x 12 inches, oil on canvas
$350

First painting of 2019! I begin the year as I intend to go on. In the studio!

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Friday, December 28, 2018

Emptiness - A New Tarot Series Painting

"Emptiness"
12 x 12 inches, oil on canvas
$400

The card in this one is the five of cups. Not the world's happiest card, particularly in the upright position:

"Forgiveness is vital with the Five of Cups, both of yourself and others. If someone has disappointed you, find it within your heart to forgive that person, releasing yourself from the disappointment. And if you are frustrated with yourself, know that you did the best you could under the circumstances and have now learned from your mistakes. Remember, too, that hindsight is much clearer than foresight and wisdom in the present moment comes from the mistakes of the past....

It’s time to shift your mindset and focus on what can go right from this point onwards. Be open to the brighter side of life and know many blessings are in disguise right now."    (-Biddy Tarot)

So, not without hope! I love the ambiguity of Tarot cards. Something in every interpretation for every situation. ;)

Monday, December 24, 2018

Merry Christmas!

art painting christmas still life sarah sedwick
"Christmas in Blue"
8 x 8 inches, oil on canvas
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Wishing you all a beautiful holiday! Thanks for all of your kindness and support this year. 

 Love, 
Sarah

Friday, December 21, 2018

Silver Kiss

art painting oil painting still life sarah sedwick
"Silver Kiss"
8 x 10 inches, oil on linen panel
$250

The metal teapot is new to me, thanks to a very productive antique-mall outing. This kiss won't be the last you'll see of him, I'm sure! As the saying goes, "I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship."
 
 

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Cup and Ladle

 "Cup and Ladle"
8 x 13 inches, oil on canvas panel
$250
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When I hear the words "canvas panel," I think of those cheap cardboard things - which are great for studies - but not so great for being durable, archival, or really nice to paint on. 

But! I got some canvas panels from Masterpiece recently - they've taken my favorite painting surface and applied it to a masonite panel instead of stretched on wooden bars. Thin, light, and strong. It's the surface I love, but without the bounce. A nice bit of variety for my studio life!


Tuesday, December 4, 2018

The Rose Gold Ornament

"The Rose Gold Ornament"
8 x 8 inches, oil on canvas
$250
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The words "Rose Gold" always feel so good together in my mouth.