Saturday, June 7, 2014

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Monday, May 12, 2014

# 388: Ruth, Dozing

12" x 9" oil on board

my quick studies are often so much fresher than my longer studies.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

# 387: Star Flower

12" x 9" oil on board
I am getting into trying to post almost daily again. Couldn't post yesterday because it was a cloudy day and I couldn't get a good picture. I will have to paint a couple of days ahead now that I am Minnesota. The picture isn't great either ( I need a better camera). The pot blue is less vivid and the green/yellows are warmer in the real thing. Still,  I must post!
What I am working on while painting from observation:
1. Don't overwork it
2. Paint in a more abstract manner....what I feel over what I see
3. Strong value contrast.
4. Include areas of neutral color
5. Shape.
6. Rhythm

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Monday, December 16, 2013

# 381 Excuse Me

12" x 12" oil on canvas

Doing caricature unusual for me and is something that I aim to explore mere. These two characters came out of an abstract painting that I was working on...they just seemed to appear and once I saw them it was impossible to un-see them. Therefore I decided to flesh them out more.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Friday, December 13, 2013

# 378: Rope dancer

12" x 12" oil on canvas

Oh my. It has been a very long time since I posted last. I really need to rename my blog.
 I was a little preoccupied with putting a show of my work up at the Huntington beach library. It was a bit of a paint, but well worth the agony. Thanks to all of you that came to see it!

Monday, November 11, 2013

Friday, November 8, 2013

Thursday, November 7, 2013