Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Corny Baby Boo -a still life in oil


oil 6x6 inches magnify/purchase info Last pumpkin painting for this season. Did you know these little white pumpkins are called "Baby Boos?" Me neither. I Googled it. If you're thinking about adding this to your Fall decor, it will be dry enough to ship in about 4-5 days. Looks even better in person. The camera doesn't pick up the subtle color shifts in the Baby Boo.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Corny Pumpkins -a still life painting in oil


oil 6x6 inches magnify/purchase info Candy Corn is a lot of fun to paint. Painted loosely, those sweet little triangles can add charm and conjure up some happy Fall feelings. I'm especially happy with the unfinished look across the bottom. That's something I try for but don't always get. If you bid on "Perky Pumpkin" but were outbid, this one is "buy now". You can snatch it up for a bit less than the final sale price of "Perky Pumpkin." It needs about 4 days to dry before I can ship.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Nanner, Nanner, Nanners -a still life painting in oil


oil 6x6 inches magnify/purchase info I painted these nanners back in June. Seems like just a few days ago. Does anyone else relate to that? I like this painting a lot. Simple subject painted simply.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Still Life With Cinnamon Sticks


oil 8x16 inches magnify/purchase info Our apple tree yields these green apples. We don't know what kind they are, but they're great for pie making and painting. My neighbor gladly traded some of his pomegranates for a bag of our key limes. The cinnamon sticks fit with the fall feel and add line to the composition.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Debbie's Bowl -a still life painting in oil


oil 6x6 inches magnify/purchase info A great group of enthusiastic ladies joined me for my weekend workshop. I guess I was having too much fun to take pictures! Here's one of the demos I did for them. I painted about twice as fast as I normally do so they'd have more time to paint. No time to fuss over this one, resulting in fresh, chunky strokes. Tonight I'm off to demonstrate for the Tustin Art League.

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Cider Mill Morning -a plein air painting from Oak Glen, CA.


oil 9x12 inches magnify/purchase info I recently got out to paint with friends at Oak Glen, specifically Snowline Orchards. It was a wonderful warm morning of painting followed by a nice lunch. We just beat the high winds expected in the afternoon. We drove home happy friends, happy painters, with our bellies full of warm apple cider mini donuts, apples and cider in the back seat. Not a bad day in the classroom for this old teacher. IN OTHER NEWS: This coming Wednesday night, Oct 12, I'll demonstrate for the Tustin Art League. 7 pm TUSD Board Room, 300 S. C St., Tustin, CA. Also, the OLD TOWN TUSTIN ART WALK AND PLEIN AIR COMPETITION is this Saturday, Oct. 15. Unfortunately, I had to cancel my participation this year due to some health issues. Nothing major. So if you were planning to visit me there, enjoy the art and music, and hopefully I'll be there next year.

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Perky Pumpkin -a still life painting in oil -sold


oil 6x6 inches magnify/purchase info I'm celebrating Fall with an AUCTION FOR THIS LITTLE PUMPKIN. BIDDING STARTS AT JUST $5! Get in on the fun and if you're the highest bidder, you'll have this little painting in plenty of time to add to your Fall decor!