Spring Boise Foothills WIP

Saturday I started this little guy.  It needs a few more passes at it.  I’m going to work on my patience and spend more than a day on it.  I’m donating this to my daughters school art auction, just as a little silent auction piece.  So I wanted to pick a subject that would appealContinue reading “Spring Boise Foothills WIP”

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Spring Break-Sunday Dinner

Painting my way through Spring Break.  One more about Ukiah!  What’s spring break like for you?  Do you have a favorite place or people you visit?  I’d love to hear your stories/traditions.  We seem to have a spring break routine we follow & this year I took  more pictures than usual so I can paintContinue reading “Spring Break-Sunday Dinner”

Spring Break- Ukiah

Oil on Canvas 8X10 Still chronicling sprig break over here on my little art blog. This has been a mostly fun project for me, and is forcing me to try some things I’ve never done before, for better or worse. This piece I’m posting today is one that I painted last year after Spring Break.Continue reading “Spring Break- Ukiah”

Spring Break- First Stop

8X8 oil on canvas Over the next week or so I am going to paint pictures of all the places we went over Spring Break. Can you guess where we went first ? On our way to CA to visit family we usually stop and stay the night in Tahoe just to break up the driving.Continue reading “Spring Break- First Stop”

Mendocino Headlands

30X40″ oil on canvas Yesterday I started this Mendocino California beach landscape.  I sketched out the initial scene quickly and will wait for it to dry to work on values and create more depth.  There are 2 parts of this painting that I love and won’t change. The sky and that one tree sticking upContinue reading “Mendocino Headlands”

Lemons

Here’s another huge still life I painted for my sister.  It’s a bowl of lemons.  Last time I was in Ukiah I only had time to sketch out the underpainting in acrylics.  She took it and hung it in her house alongside the huge pears.  Now that I see it hung, I like the waitContinue reading “Lemons”

Little Cuties

I painted this still life of mandarin oranges this morning.  I love the loose, fast, carefree feel to this one.  I was going to paint strawberries but we didn’t have any, so I grabbed a bunch of mandarins and set them up in the early morning light.  Their shadows were getting shorter as the sunContinue reading “Little Cuties”

Flying Nautilus

16X24 oil on canvas I grew up near the coast in Northern California.  As a kid my dad would go abalone diving in Fort Bragg with his friends and I would play around on the cliffs with my sisters.  It’s a wonder we are still alive.  At the end of the abalone diving day weContinue reading “Flying Nautilus”

Still life! Alla Prima Toilet Paper

6X6″ oil on canvas Alla prima seems like such a fancy term to go along with a roll of toilet paper.  But that’s what we have here.  Alla prima is a painting technique used by artists since the beginning of time.  It means wet on wet painting or “first attempt.”  Usually this type of paintingContinue reading “Still life! Alla Prima Toilet Paper”