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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Can I “reblog” your work? Guest Artist.

Art reblog Tuesday! How about you “like” this post if you wouldn’t mind me reblogging and showing one of your paintings on my blog.?.?  It’s not a competition, I just have a nice community of artists growing and I thought I would enjoy sharing, and others would like to see.  You know, sharing and supporting oneContinue reading “Can I “reblog” your work? Guest Artist.”

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”

Karly and Cade & Spring Break

12X9 oil on canvas I can tell I’m tired because I can’t remember if I posted the FINAL picture of these two paintings!  I recently got Cade back from being scanned at the art print shop.  Last month I took in a big bunch of paintings to have photographed so I could have some high qualityContinue reading “Karly and Cade & Spring Break”

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”