Sometimes paintings look better in black and white, this is for sure one of those cases. I’m going to take a second shot at this one when it dries. I thought I’d share a bit of my Critterscape process. Nothing groundbreaking, I sketch with paint and then paint. I once heard someone say thatContinue reading “Better in Black and White”
Today’s 4×4″ painting. Just an FYI, nearly all of my little paintings are or will be for sale. Contact me if you want details. But of course I’m just happy to have you follow along.
I thought I’d give this a whirl for today’s little painting. It’s 4×4.” I’m going to let it dry and then come back and work on a few things. But in general it was fun to try. I’m really more of a portrait painter than landscape painter.
4X5″ oil on canvas I was talking to a friend the other day about Amy Ringholtz’s work. As we were looking at some images I commented that she seems confident, and how it even shows in how she signs her paintings. If you’ve been following me for a bit you have probably read about howContinue reading “Squirrel”
That’s right. No school again today because of ice. And, I just saw a snow plow so that means no school tomorrow. I’m wondering what happens in places like Canada or many other places where it snows and rains down ice every day. Are the kids tougher, have studded shoes, drive better cars? Better plows?Continue reading “Happy Bunny and NO School- Snow Day #7!”
The title says it all. Well, mostly all : 4×4″ oil on canvas. When I put down that big shine mark I almost brushed it back off because it wasn’t what I had intended. But I stopped and looked and loved it. Happy accident. We’ve been making a lot of pizza lately andContinue reading “Floating Olive with Big Shine Mark”
I’ve been working on color recently, trying to break away from always mixing the same colors.
I love these beautiful little wooden German toys. I have a little collection that my mother has given to my kids over the years. They are in a basket for when my friends little kids come by. They are always a hit.
I Thought of that title as I was setting up and painting this still life. The top lemon and apple kept rolling away. The whole thing was inspired by a box of Meyer lemons that my cousin sent me for Christmas. She lives in Santa Cruz and has a lemon tree in her backyard. LuckyContinue reading “Not So Still Life”
We had a snow day today here in Boise Idaho. School was cancelled on what was supposed to be the first day back after Christmas break. And they have announced that tomorrow will be a snow day too. My kids are over the moon about it. But I’ll be honest, I’m about to reach myContinue reading “Cold Rabbit”