Thursday, May 30, 2013

# 330: Fatal Attraction

8" x 8" oil on canvas

This was fun. I think that I will paint more  toys.

Sunday, May 26, 2013

# 329: Asian Teapot

8" x 8" oil on canvas

It has been relaxing painting the little still lifes again. I have not had much luck with my abstract pieces, and though i am not giving up, it is good to reminded that painting doesn't always have to be so frustratingly elusive.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

# 327: Plum luck

8" x 8" oil on canvas

Capturing the velvety skin of a plum is tricky. I think that I did OK though they could do with a few more highlights.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

# 326: Abstracts

" Driving Out of town" 
11" x 8" acrylic on canvas panel

" Fire Season"
8" x 11" oil on canvas

These are a couple of recent abstract efforts. Please tell me what you think of them! I in the process of enlarging the first one to a 20" x 30" canvas. I am finding that it is not simple a matter of copying like I did a as scenic painter. Instead, the small painting is like a seed and the larger painting takes on a life of its own. It's tough!

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

#324: Apple Boundries

6" x 6" oil on canvas

A nice traditional still life again. When I start getting insecure about my new endeavors, I can always go back to these little efforts.

Friday, May 10, 2013

# 323: Campanula

7" x 5" oil on canvas

not much to say. it is a bit out of balance and flowers and leaves till tend to elude my efforts to capture them on canvas...I need to remember to squint and to look for larger areas of value and color.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

# 322: Around the Bend

8" x 10: oil on canvas

Another small abstract study which I plan to paint in a larger scale.It was fun painting it and I think that I may even like it.

Friday, May 3, 2013

# 321: The Shore

11" x 14" oil on canvas board

14" x 11"
Here are two attempts at Plein Aire painting. i went to the beach last week before I got smacked down by a cold. I find it very difficult to see the colors when painting outside. It is also very conventional. Though the second composition is a bit more interesting, neither is very good.....but I will keep working at it

Thursday, May 2, 2013

# 320: Hotel Lobby Blues

14" x 11" oil on canvas board

Consistency has not been one of my virtues lately. I am finally at the end of suffering through a terrible cold which my excuse for not posting and because I am exploring new things, my work has been a bit "eclectic" ( i.e. all over the place). 
Here is another study with the intent of being more abstract and contemporary in color palette and approach. Though I got a bit fussy with the details at the end, I kind of like it.