Monday, November 11, 2013

Your Order, Sir

oil on canvas panel
Daily Paintworks
Painting people is hard work, but I love it.  If you get a barn a little too long, no one notices, but a too long nose, a too short mouth, etc and you're in deep trouble.  I am working on my figurative painting skills and try to get at least one figure painting done each week.
In honor of Veterans Day, this is my father, who served in WW11.  He was in the Pacific on the USS Wisconsin, and wherever we lived there was always a picture of the ship in our hall.  The Wisconsin was recomissioned and served in the Gulf War.  Although my Dad was no longer with us, my Mother and my sister, and our children went to the ceremony in Pascagoula, MS.  It was an electrifying experience walking inside the same ship where my Dad had walked.

Sunday, November 10, 2013


oil on canvas panel
Difficult-difficult-and difficult!  I could not get a good photo of this painting.  It's not nearly as pink as it appears on my screen, has some nice green around the boat, and the sky also did not translate well.   I did work with the editing app, but just couldn't get it to look quite like the painting. You'll just have to take my word for it!  
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