Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Three persimmons 6" x 6" oil

Three persimmons... say that three times in a row!   I had a hard time.   One of my students left these for me to paint and eat.  Think I will make some persimmon bread.
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Monday, December 1, 2014

A couple 8"x8" oil

These shoes are just like a couple of people resting side by side in comfortable silence... and they even are starting to look alike!     

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Monday, November 24, 2014

More shameless promotion :-D

Claudia Hammer Daily Paintings
104 pages, published 10/29/2014
100 small daily still life and figurative oil paintings by Claudia Hammer

While talking to someone about the book I realized that they were not aware of all the different subjects that are depicted in the book.   When I paint a subject I usually paint 5 - 12 of the same subject which I call a series.    
In this book there are 11 series and they are:
Ballet shoes
Bourbon
Cars
Cherries
Coffee, cream & sugar
Eyeglasses
Flowers
Things you can eat
Silverware
Scissors & Marbles
Friday figurative sketches

MagCloud/Blurb did a wonderful job of printing this book.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Shameless self promotion

Claudia Hammer Daily Paintings
104 pages, published 10/29/2014
100 small daily still life and figurative oil paintings by Claudia Hammer

Now for some shameless self promotion.  :-)
This book contains 100 of my daily paintings that are my favorite.  The book measures 8" x 8" and is printed by MagCloud/Blurb.   I want to thank all those who have purchased the book already!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Working a crossword in ink 18" x 18" oil

 Some people are good enough to work crosswords in ink!  Never in a hundred years would I ever be able to do this because I need a big eraser.  Maybe I should show a puzzle with a huge eraser!   This is in my larger 18" square format, painted on wood with 1.5" painted wood sides so it does not need a frame.
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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Carol Marine's New Book


When Carol Marine contacted me about being in her latest book I was surprised and gladly agreed.  She has written an excellent guide for painting small and often to become a more creative, productive and successful artist.    You can take a look and order her book here.

Here is the painting of mine she selected for her book.   She has many wonderful artist in her book as well as excellent instructions and advice.  Click here for information.

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Monday, November 17, 2014

two tone head wrap 11" x 14" oil

The model wrapped up her hair in this scarf and she said it only took a minute!  In this painting I am still trying to be thoughtful of each stroke of paint.  Her face was mostly in shadow.
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Saturday, November 8, 2014

Unlikely friends 6" x 6" oil

This needed a little color so I went to the grocery and got some little tomatoes.   It feels good to be painting!   Please Click here to view pricing.

My new book is out, please go to my Blog to click on the link to MagCloud


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Friday, November 7, 2014

Blue dress 11" x 14" oil

Trying a new technique today where I put on little dabs of color and leave it without blending.   It is the blending that I have been increasingly getting bored with in my paintings.   I think this is more on the line of what I want to paint lately.    I have been going through a slump in my work.   Nothing satisfies and I have been looking for something that would make it fresh again for me.  I might play around with this for the next few paintings.  Please Click here for pricing information.

This is my new book that has 100 daily paintings.  They are 12 grouped series, ballet shoes, bourbon, cars, cherries, coffee cream & sugar, eyeglasses, flowers, things you eat, silverware, scissors &marbles and a few of my Friday figurative sketches.  There is something that I like in all of them and I hope you do too.   Please click on the book cover to go to MagCloud to view some of the pages.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Red, white and blueberries

As you can see I chose a different color palette today... must have been feeling patriotic.
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Now for some shameless promotion.  I have a new book Claudia Hammer, Daily Paintings! 100 of my daily paintings printed by MagCloud.   Click on the image below and you can view some of the pages.   If you buy a printed copy you get a free digital download.


   
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Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Masked Twiggy 11" x 14" oil

Can you guess why we called her Twiggy?   Well we had to do something for Halloween and it was the best that we could come up with.  Click here for painting information.

I want to let everyone know about my new book!   Claudia Hammer Daily Paintings is a collection of 100 paintings that I have done which are my favorite. Grouping them in series brings out their similarities and differences and shows that there are many ways to compose the same items.   I have included a few of my Friday Sketches also, which are figurative because that is my daily on Friday's, just like the one above.  Click on the cover below for information and purchasing.



Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Peel me a grape 6" x 6" oil

What knife do you use to peel grapes?   I choose a table knife because I liked the way it looked however I doubt if it peels well.  I love the glow on this little bowl.  

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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Orange bandanna 14" x 18" oil

Some of you might remember one like this that I painted a while back, almost a year ago.  I liked the pose so much I had the model get into it again.   There are differences of course and I think I like this one better.

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Friday, October 3, 2014

Big Ben through the trees 11" x 14" oil

Decided to play around with a different style of painting using brushwork and knife work.   Thought it would add some atmosphere.   It was overcast the day I took the picture so I thought it looked like a typical London day.  Big Ben is actually the name of the bell.

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Friday, September 26, 2014

Awake and asleep 11"x14" oil

We had planned for just Jen posing but that soft cushy dress was just too tempting for Whirly Girl.  She thought it was great fun and stared out at us as if she were smirking.   

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Thursday, September 18, 2014

London skyline 11" x 14" oil

London, England is where this building resides and I have no idea where is is.   I saw it on the double decker bus tour that we took while there in July.   I love the reflections of the sky in the windows.  This is larger than I normally work but I thought it commanded a larger format.

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Friday, September 12, 2014

Kristyn in Red 10" x 13" oil

This was her first time modeling for us and she did great!   Held so still!

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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

1940 Chevrolet 6" x 8" oil

I love the way the front of cars make a face and these old ones always seem to have happy round cheeks.   This car had a mesh bug scene in front of the mouth or rather the grill.   I guess it does not like bugs in it's teeth.

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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

1936 Divco 6" x 8" oil

This is such a wonderful little sedan delivery from 1936.   I heard that it was as a milk truck.   I saw it at the Street Rod Nationals that is held here in Kentucky every year.   I love this little truck, it sort of looks like a cartoon, and I can see it now in a Pixar film.

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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Black Eyed Susans 6" x 6" oil

After painting this a couple of weeks ago  I set it aside and then forgot about it.   One of my students left them for me to paint and I always do what is expected.   

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Ah, Sudoku 8" x 8" oil

This is my favorite sudoku to work, it's called Gatti 5 and you can get it online and print out.   They put 5 sudoku puzzles together, I know what you are thinking but it actually gives you more clues.   Sudoku is about logic not math, the same puzzle could be worked with color, symbols or letters.  Anyway... I like working them!

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Coffee with crossword 8" x 8" oil

These crossword puzzle paintings are larger (8 in x 8 in) because I ran out of smaller panels but I like the larger format and think it works well for this series.   Three of my favorite things to paint, coffee, glasses and crossword puzzles.   I'm a happy painter!

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Friday, August 22, 2014

Hard crossword 8" x 8" oil


There is nothing better than working a puzzle with a cup of coffee.   Whenever I know I am going to be waiting somewhere I take a puzzle to work.   It sure beats looking up emails on the phone! and it's  relaxing... at least to me anyway.

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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Easy Crossword 8" x 8" oil

The only crossword I can work is an easy one.   As they progress each day in the newspaper they get harder to work and I can rarely get past Tuesday.   My parents were pretty darn good at it and it was the one thing we would work on together.   I'm a Sudoku girl.
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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

The upper hand 6" x 6" oil

Sometime during the night the Little guys got the upper hand on the Big guys.   Now they are all sprawled out in the blue room except for one that was too tired and slept on the floor outside the door.   The Big guys are puzzled.

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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

The Big guys vs the Little guys 6" x 6" oil

The Big guys are in a huddle to decide what to do about the Little guys running amok.  Should they make them stand in a corner?   Maybe they should make them clean out their fruit bin.  

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Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Two naked ladies 8" x 8" oil

These tall pink ladies have popped up all over town.   I love the long green stems with the mass of pink flowers on top.    This might be the last one I am able to paint.   They are fading fast.
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Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Three naked ladies 8"x8" oil

There are only three stems but each stem has 3-5 flowers which makes a huge bouquet!   I usually don't like these flowers but in the past couple of years I have come to appreciate all the small shifts of color and value in the pink flowers.   It is from a dark pink/aubergine color to a light warm pink.    Then you have the yellow centers and green stems.   I recently got back from London England and hope to make some paintings from the pictures I took while there.

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Now we are five 8"x 8" oil

A couple of the sunflowers lost too many petals so now there is five.   When they are in shadow they look black.   I love the shadow they make.
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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Dark red sunflowers 8"x8" oil

Aren't these red sunflowers fabulous!   They were at the health food store just waiting to be noted and painted.  

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