Wednesday, November 18, 2009

October- November 2009 Paintings

"Autumn Cows"  5 x 7, framed 8 x 10,  Oil on panel.     SOLD   A Phillipsburg Farm scene, exhibited in the Christmas Art Show.

"Lagoon View II"  Oil on 6 x 10 x 3/4 cradled board.  
One of several views of a favorite seaside site. 

"Riomaggiore Street Scene"  6 x 8 x 2 oil on wrapped canvas.  This was from a photo taken a couple years ago during a trip to Cinque Terre.  Lots of great material-- too bad most of the photos were messed up!   Got a new camera shortly after this trip.

Friday, November 6, 2009

"Gulls Dinner",  Oil 5 x 7 on board.  This looked like a regular event for the gulls.  

"Phillipsburg Shed"  Oil  20 x 24, canvas wrapped.  First large oil I've done in quite a while.  A combination of two references.    Phillipsburg is a New York park--an example of a working farm from the 1800's. 

Christmas show starts today.   The weather is great, so the crowds should be good!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Christmas Art Show Work

Lagoon View, oil , 5 x 7 on canvas board.  
One of many completed for the Newnan Christmas Art Show.  A favorite water view from a recent visit to Gulf Shores. 

Red Teapot II, oil, 8 x 8 x 3/4, cradled board.

Another quick study of my favorite teapot.  The egg cups are some antiques we picked up during the Plymouth Keilbasi Festival last year.   

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

a few studio oils

Found this square vase and thought it would be interesting to paint. 9 x 12 oil on board.

My red teapot. This will appear again. Love red. Oil on 8 x 8 x 3/4" board gallery style.

A city street from a reference. Oil on 6 x 8 x 2 gallery wrapped canvas. Fun subject.  SOLD

Monday, July 20, 2009

Week 2 - Millie's class. This one was easy to do. Water is probably bluer than it actually would be, but I like the color anyway :)
5x7 oil on board (sold)

Week 3- Millie's class. Love old shacks, barns--stuff with character, makes you wonder what it was/is used for.
5x7 oil on board (sold)

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Oil Painting Class- first week

First week of class with Millie Gosch. Love the results, for first piece. Very simple, felt great!
5 x 7 oil on archival gessoed board (sold)

Thought I'd try another one--my reference from Biltmore Gardens. This one definitely merits trying a larger version!
Love working with oils again-especially in this style.
This is 5x7 oil on archival gessoed board.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Sunflowers, acrylic on archival paper. This was a quick 2 hr painting. Lite , not overworked, getting to the place i want to be.

5 x 7 , framed 8 x 10 under glass

Echinacea, Pastel 5 x 7, framed 8 x 10 under glass
had to fight the pinks in this one. kept moving from one value to another.    SOLD

Monday, March 23, 2009

Pet Portrait & Pastel Still Life

Feb project- "Benny the Jet " my best-est friend, and squirrel hunter extraordinaire.
Pet portrait from photo
Charcoal on archival 140 lb paper. 5 x 7, matted to 8 x 10 under glass.

March project- "Pears reflected on Satin" a study in values-still life. At one point thought i'd be trashing this one, but the value kinks are mostly worked out, so it stays.
Pastel on hand prepared sanded surface over archival 140 lb paper. 5 x 7, matted to 8 x 10 under glass.