Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Fall Gems


Fall Gems  oil 6x8 inches
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I remember the day in November when I painted this little painting.  I had wiped off the first attempt which was quite a bit larger.  It came togther nicely in this size. The pom, apple and crooked little carrot were from our backyard.  This time of year, our pomegranate is just beginning to leaf out, it's almost time to plant carrot seeds, and the apple tree still has a ways to go before it is leafy.  Spring is coming!

Friday, February 18, 2022

Late Night Fruit


Late Night Fruit  oil 6x6 inches
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Here's a little quick study I did for a class.  This painting illustrates the fact that you can render form in a very simple way amd at the same time make a bold statement about light and shadow.  

Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Autumn On Stage


Autumn On Stage  oil 6x6 inches
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Practically every time I have been away from my easel for several days, I paint more tightly when I return.  I don't see it as a bad thing, but I know I have to paint through the rusty stage to loosen up again.  This was one of those from November.  I rather like it.  Below are a couple of commissions I completed about the same time.  
IN OTHER NEWS:  I have a few spaces in my March 5&6 workshop.  Learn good oil painting skills while painting still life from life.  Email for more info.

Spanish Olives 8x6 - a copy of one of my own paintings.

Luca  20x16 -the client's beloved yellow lab as a pup

Sunday, February 13, 2022

Autumn Vibes


Autumn Vibes   oil 6x6 inches
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Covid finally found me.  I'm on the mend, but there has been no painting happening here.  Finally I feel well enough to at least post.  This one was a very fast demo for a small class back in October.  The photo is not flattering.  I promise it's much better in person.  If you have thought about purchasing one of my paintings, remember I have a money back guarantee.  You'll find the details when you follow the link above. I hope you are well and have high hopes for 2022.