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”

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”

Hands

Painting hands is hard.  Much harder than faces for me.  Hands move and change in so many ways and have so many angles.  I find painting them tedious.  Faces are challenging but they turn out beautiful, hands are always just hands, neither here nor there.  Unless you are painting a beautiful ballet dancer, then theyContinue reading “Hands”

Ethan is done

12X16 oil on canvas I’m all done with Ethan, Sammy, and Eowyn.  Here is Ethan.  I painted his jeans yesterday and finished this and that.  I’m looking forward to getting Sammy back from the print shop so I can see how the three look together.  With all three together the piece will be 36X16 inches.Continue reading “Ethan is done”

Ethan

Ethan needs some pants.  Yesterday I worked on Ethan’s face, hands, and shirt.  Everything but his pants.  Today I will put some pants on him, although I like the surreal look of having the clouds for pants.  I liked the way the others looked with the clouds coming through too, maybe I will paint anotherContinue reading “Ethan”