Monday, August 22, 2011

8x10, oil on raymar panel

Several years ago I made a painting trip to St. Andrews, Canada.  This painting is partly made up, partly from memory, and partly from a photo.

I guess I'm just "partly" today.  Hope you have a good one!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

A Small Town

11x14, oil on canvas panel

I grew up in a smaller town, probably around 30,000 at the time, but my hometown looks like the Big City compared to this little town,  Yes, that's it!  I don't remember any more buildings.

I have grown accustomed to painting mostly small canvases, so even 11x14 is bigger for me.  I think I missed the mark on this and may do another one.  I am happy
with some of the passages in this painting, but the overall look is not quite
what I wanted.  Also, I believe the drawing is a little off.

Painting is a learning experience.  Rarely does an artist do as well as he wants to do.  One reason is that our critiquing skills are always ahead of our painting skills.  I think
of each painting I do as an exercise and a practice session.  That keeps it worthwhile
for me, so rather than feel dejected, I know that every time I paint I improve a little!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Lonely House (sold)

9x11, oil on canvas panel

Whenever I paint one of those solumn, lonely looking buildings, I always think
of Edward Hopper.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Summer Tree, Bay St. Louis, MS

8x10, oil on canvas panel, damar varnish

I've been out of town for the last week--just in case you missed me!  For once, I did not take my paints with me.  I knew there would be little time to paint and that I would just be disappointed.

I did visit a few galleries which made me want to paint even more.  My favorite is Anne Irwin (800 Miami Circle, Atlanta).  Anne Irvin has stellar painters in her stable, and if you live near, visit it.  There are also some wonderful antique stores on that short little road.  Take your purse!
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