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Wildflowers 4

18" x 18" acrylic on canvas by Sandra Iafrate This acrylic painting is part of series by the artists showing whimsical wildflowers in a fun composition on a fresh blue background.

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Wildflowers 4 16"x16"x1.5" acrylic on canvas by Sandra Iafrate

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Wildlfowers 2 16"x16"x1.5" acrylic on canvas by Sandra Iafrate

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Wildflowers 3 16"x16"x1/5" acrylic on canvas by Sandra Iafrate

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Little Garden 7"x5" oil on board by Sandra Iafrate

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Bright Floral Print 8"x8" acrylic on board by Sandra Iafrate

Poppies in Provence

10"x8" oil on canvas

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Road to the Cottage by Sandra Iafrate 8"x10" oil on canvas

Palette and Brushes

16x20 oil on canvas Oil painting for the January challenge. Thought I'd paint my palette and brushes and have a little rest after my last painting of my 30 in 30 challenge.

#2 _Jolly Trolly_ 8x8_ oil on board This is a painting of a refurbished San Francisco street trolley

Day 5: Wreath

Day 5 Painting of Wreath 5"x7" acrylic on wood by Sandra Iafrate I never like taking down Christmas decorations. Its Day 5 of the 30 and 30 challenge, but the real challenge is taking down the tree, ornaments, garland, etc. Both physically and emotionally, its a difficult task. But just before doing that I snapped a photo of my front door to paint the day's inspiration.

Shovel at Rest

6"x8" oil on canvas Woke up to this scene this morning, #30 of my January daily painting.

Blythwood Ravine Park in Winter

#8 Blythwood Ravine Park in Winter 8_x8_ oil on board

Trees in Winter

Day 10 Trees in Winter 10"x10" acrylic on canvas Inspired by trees...in winter.

#9 of January challenge _Discovery Trail Ravine_ very very wet! Will rephotograph when dry.jpg 8'x8_

Snow on Tree Branches

Day 7 Snow on Tree Branches10x10 acrylic on wood Inspired by the weather. It is so cold but such a bright crisp day. All the trees are still and coated with snow.

_Winter Walk in the woods 2_, #7 of my January Challenge 8_x8_ oil on board

Inspired by all the snow-covered trees.jpg It feels as if  I am in a Lawren Harris painting.jpg #6 w

#15 and #16 _Jaqueline's Walk, Niagara River_ 5_x7_ acrylic and chalk on board

2 demos from winter scenes workshop I held this morning will serve as today's daily painting! #27

Gazebo by the Lake

Day 21 Gazebo by the Lake 5"x7" acrylic on canvas Inspired by my morning dog walk to the Lake. It is cold and rainy, and the trees are bare. Tough to paint without the sun light and cast shadows! The Gazebo was a prop which was left here after the filming of a Stephen Speilberg movie, "The Dead Zone" 25 years ago. It has since been restored and serves as a photo op spot for tourists and has been painted by artists many times.

Riposo

5"x7" oil on canvas Siesta time in Italy, when we would walk through the quiet towns and snap some quiet

Quick study in the morning before heading out! An express _espresso_ 12x16 oil on canvas

Iris Study 12_x18_ oil on paper.jpg #17 of my daily painting challenge

Caught up with my 30 in 30 over the weekend

A friend for the sparrow...and the cocker spaniel. _Sparrow Study 2_ 8_x8_ oil on board

_Sparrow Study_ 8x8 oil on board #11 of my January challenge

_Entrada_ at San Fedele 5x7 oil on board

Little Garden 2, 5x7 oil on board, #14 of January challenge

#13 Little Garden 5_x7_oil on board

Totally cheating! 3 tiny paintings in burnt sienna 2_x3_ oil on canvas, home stretch for 30 in 30 da

Plow in Winter

Inspired by the weather this day. 12_x16_ oil on canvas.jpg Day 5 of my January challenge

_A Pair_ 12_x18_ oil on paper #19

Painted pepper study #21!

#3 of my January challenge, Persimmons 8_x8_ oil on board. We bought a case of persimmons about one

Eggplant Study

Eggplant 12_x18_ oil on paper #melanzana #20

#4 #lemons!

Chirp!

Day 12 Chirp! 16"x20" mixed media on board Gearing up to teach my mixed media class and I admitting using my 30 in 30 to prep and provide examples of layering different mediums on canvas. Here we have newspaper, gesso, acrylic, pastel, linen, watercolour, tape, stamps and fabric.

Apples

Day 20 Apples 16"x20"mixed media on board Made with newspaper, stamps, lettering, pencil, tape, acrylic, watercolour paint and excerpts from an old recipe book. by Sandra Iafrate

Pears

Day 18 Pears 16"x12" mixed media on board Made with newspaper, stamps, lettering, pencil, tape, acrylic, watercolour paint and excerpts from an old recipe book. by Sandra Iafrate

Lemon, Mandarin and Lime

Day 29 Lemon, Mandarin and Lime 4"x4" watercolour on paper Have watercolour will travel! Thanks to a small watercolour set I threw in my bag!!

Mandarin

Day 28 Mandarine 4"x4" watercolour on paper Have watercolour will travel! Thanks to a small watercolour set I threw in my bag I managed to get this in the 30 in 30 challenge!

Niagara River

Day 11 View of Niagara River 10"x16" acrylic on canvas At the base of Queeston Heights Park is a lookout point which usually gathers quite a few tourists who want to snap photos of this great river that flows from Lake Erie to Lake Ontario and divides the USA and Canada. Its the 'brown' season, no snow, no lush greenery and no tourists. But still a beautiful view.

Forysia

Day 22 Forysia 10x10 oil on canvas

Cherry Blossoms on Yellow

Day 19 Cherry Blossoms on Yellow 20"x20" oil on canvas Working on blossom studies for upcoming spring assignment. I had ample references from the DC cherry blossom festival last spring.

New Year Painting 2017

Day 1 New Year Painting 2017 10x10 acrylic on wood by Sandra Iafrate To kick off the 30 in 30 challenge, I decided to paint Happy New Year 2017. This is the first time I painted fireworks and I found it interesting to try to capture the dramatic contrast of the light against the dark sky. I hope to theme the next paintings based on daily inspiration for the month of January.

Tuscan workshop study

Day 6 Tuscan Workshop Study 7"x10" oil on canvas I was sorting through references for upcoming workshop and thought I would work on a small piece of canvas with my new Williamsburg hand-made oil paint today to capture the light of the landscape and cypress trees.

Study of Albert Bierstadt's Among the Sierra Nevada, California

Day 3 5"x7" Study of Albert Bierstadt's "Among the Sierra Nevada, California" by Sandra Iafrate While in Washington, DC this day, I was able to catch the last open hour of the National Gallery where I ran around and marveled at the art, snapping some photos. Of course Albert Bierstadt's work was displayed just as it would have been back in the 1800's with dramatic lighting and drawn velvet curtain. He was a dramatic painter with theatrical presentation. And to this I say, "ta-da!"

Winter Road

Day 14 "Winter Road" 5"x7" acrylic on board Inspired by my friend's drive to her cottage in Dorset, Ontario

Tweet!

SOLD Day 13 Tweet! 12x16 mixed media on board16"x20" mixed media on board Gearing up to teach my mixed media class and I admitting using my 30 in 30 to prep the past 2 days to provide examples of layering different mediums on canvas. Here we have newspaper, gesso, acrylic, pastel, linen, watercolour, tape, stamps and fabric.

In a land far far away! Steps to Niagara Gorge_, 5x7 oil on board #29 #takahike!

5"x7" oil on canvas In a land far far away! These Steps to Niagara Gorge during a long hike, inspired me to paint this little enchanting scene.

_Straw Chair in Umbria_ 5x7 oil on board...

Victorian Roses 2

Day 9 Victorian Roses 2 5"x7" acrylic on board Inspired by antique art books I picked up over the holidays and my love for roses and pink!

Victorian Roses

Day 8 Victorian Roses 5x7 acrylic on board Inspired by antique art books I picked up over the holidays and my love for roses and pink!

Study of Franz Kline's _Merce C_ Hanging in Gallery

Day 4 Study of Franz Kline's Merce C_ Hanging in Gallery 10"x10" acrylic on wood by Sandra Iafrate At the National Gallery I couldn't help but notice the stark paintings of Franz Kline, one of the Abstract Impressionist of the 1940s and 50s. This work, "Merce C" was Kline's tribute to, choreographer Merce Cunningham. Its a huge painting along the hallways of the National Gallery. I was struck by the contrast of the historical gallery walls and Kline's painting. Can you see the dancers?

At Your Service

SOLD Day 2 At your Service 5"x7" acrylic on wood by Sandra Iafrate Inspiration: I was visiting a friend who has the most beautiful service dog, Phin. He posed obediently for me and I was able to make this little study.

Three Red Poppies

SOLD Day 30! Last but not least.... Three Red Poppies 30"x40"x2.75" oil on canvas as donation to Spirit of Blue event to benefit Scleroderma Canada. For more information on this wonderful event to be held Feb. 21, 2017 visit http://spiritofblue.scleroderma.ca/

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SOLD Day 17 Red Poppy 3 36"x24" oil on canvas Red Poppy 3 Trying to finish up studio work (is that cheating?) one of 3 paintings in this Red Poppy tryptich (may change! ;-)

red poppy 2

SOLD Day 16 Red Poppy 2 36"x24" oil on canvas Trying to finish up studio work (is that cheating?) one of Red Poppy triptych painting (may change ;-)

red poppy 1

SOLD Day 15 Red Poppy 1 36"x24" oil on canvas Trying to finish up studio work (is that cheating?) one of Red Poppy triptych painting (may change;-)

Its that time of year again! A new painting every day for the month of January, starting off with a

Smiling Eyes

SOLD Day 26 Smiling Eyes 11"x14" pencil on paper Inspired by my friend's spectacular eye lashes!

Niagara Gorge Trail 2

SOLD Day 24 Niagara Gorge Trail 2 5"x7" acrylic on canvas I have a number of inspiring photos from this great place to hike and have been wanted to paint them for a long time. This 30 in 30 challenge has given me that extra push to get ideas on canvas.

Niagara Gorge Trail

SOLD Day 23 Niagara Gorge Trail 5"x7" acrylic on canvas I have a number of inspiring photos from this great place to hike and have been wanted to paint them for a long time. This 30 in 30 challenge has given me that extra push to get ideas on canvas.

Bundle

SOLD Day 27 Bundle 11"x14" red chalk on paper Inspired by my friend's bundle.

Smell the Roses

Day 25 Smell the Roses 12x16 acrylic on canvas I had visited this fun photo of me taken a while back when visiting a friend's garden. Today it serves as a reminder to get out and 'smell the roses'.

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