12X12 oil on canvas
First of all, thank you for the really nice response to my sons work yesterday. He was happy to read all the nice comments you guys left. He’s a good kid. Some things come easy to him and some things he struggles with. I want to clarify that he takes a painting class and works with a really wonderful artist that is teaching him how to lay down the paint, set up composition, grey down areas, and so on and so on. We are lucky to have such a resource and artistic support.
On to the limes. I painted this yesterday. Sketched it all in. I finished it and just thought, meh. Today I like it a little more. I am going to let it dry and then work on it some more. the green of the limes and shadows are not quite there. I think I’ll do a little still life of just one lime and see how far I can take it. And one of a loose sketchy lime. My style is always torn between this loose brushy expressionist type thing, abstracting the shape and form with gestural strokes, and wanting to go for full on realism. So I will do both.
I thought I’d share a bit of the dog portrait/landscape that I’m working on. Boy, it’s been a challenge. The landscape itself has been fun and is clicking together, but getting the dog to “marry” itself into the composition is giving me the run around. The piece is different than others I’ve done. I’ll share more as it comes together.
18X24 oil on canvas
This is another that is starting to come together
8X10 oil on canvas
Lots of work in progress.
I completely finished, signed, and delivered the beach scene. It was well received.