Friday, June 28, 2013

# 341: Little Cactus

10" x 8" oil on linen

This is a cactus in friends garden which I have been allowed to use for inspiration. The atmosphere was great and I think that I am getting better at painting outside which has been a challenge for me due to the constantly changing light and the fact that I seem to get color blind painting under sunny skies.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

# 340: Up

12" x 12" acrylic on canvas

I have been working on a series of paintings inspired by a piece that I did about a month ago. Focusing on expressive color, lose paint application and parent/child bonding.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

# 338: Orange Cabal

8" x 8" oil on canvas

This painting was inspired by a piece by Carol Marine. I love the color and looseness of her painting. I have tendency to overwork things and to get tight and so once in a while it is a good exercise to try to match the spirit of her work.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

336: Cherry on Top

6" x 6" oil on canvas

I have not painted Miss pig for a long time and so this was a pleasure. The is a great subject because her spherical nature. Seems simple...and a frontal view seems like it should be simple. don't be fooled...because of the lack of visual information frontal views are always simple not easy to pull off.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

# 332: Lady Red

20" x 16" oil on canvas
I an starting to feel that my efforts at abstract painting are paying off, in that when painting from observation I am more in tuned with shapes and colors and relationships with in the format of the painting. I am mostly pleased with this, though running out of time I butchered the hands...perhaps I will spend with this and paint into the hands a bit so that they are not so butch!

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

# 331: Triple Berry

8" x 8" oil on canvas

It has been a long time since I last posted. I have been painting, but big abstracts which I have decided not to post on the blog, because they are so different and no, tt very good. Every once in a while, when I need a break, I will do a little still life. This one with the reflections was a lot of fun, though I find strawberries a challenge, I must remember to squint more!