Saturday, April 23, 2011

Blue House with Roses

8x10, oil on canvas panel

This painting is from Bay St. Louis,MS which is a charming small town on the Gulf Coast.  Katrina did wipe out many of the beautiful homes, but quite a few have been rebuilt.  Houses like this small blue house are also prominent and mixed in with the less modest ones.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Mountain Stream

9x11,  oil on canvas panel
I really loved how the reflections were confined to one area.  In keeping with my desire to always improve the composition, I added most of the rocks.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

North Carolina Mountain Road

9x12, oil on canvas panel

I was particularly drawn to this scene because of the "elbow" limb on the tree on the left.

I'm now in Atlanta (actually Marietta) after taking a jillion photos in Bay St. Louis, MS  for painting reference.  On Thursday I have planned a day trip to Tallulah Gorge in north Georgia for more photos.

Friday, April 15, 2011

In the Shade and in the Sun

8x10, oil on canvas panel

I'm presently out of town having a reunion with family.  We're having a great time, but I won't be back to painting until later next week.  It's beautiful, and I've taken lots of photos for painting reference.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Friday, April 8, 2011

Steve's Pond

8x8, oil on canvas panel

I love square paintings.  I just ordered a box of 10x10's and plan to have a party painting on a square format.

This painting, done last night in the studio, leans toward the abstract.  I had planned to scrape it down lightly and work on it this morning--I didn't like how some of the white got in the transparent dark areas--a common problem when painting all prima.  A friend, whose opinion I value, liked the abstractness of it and strongly suggested I leave it as it.  I decided to follow his advice as he is quite a good painter.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Going Home

5x7, oil on canvas panel

This is a small I painted in between working on larger paintings.  

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Work in Progress


Well, it's great to be painting and posting once again.

This one needs to dry for a day, then worked on, then dry for a day, then painted on again.  That's how I usually work on anything larger than 8x10's which are painted alla prima.  There are many branches on the large tree that should be painted over a slightly dry sky and the shadows on the road are not complete.
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