Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Fence Left in the Pond

oil, gamvar, on canvas panel
auction on Daily Paintworks beginning at 80.00

Apparently this scene involved a pasture with a fence before the pond was built. I loved that the fence posts carried the viewer into the picture. It added another dimension to the composition.

Monday, August 28, 2017

5x7's once again

Painting a small painting each day results in several outcomes.  I have more paintings--but that is not the most important.  It is an opportunity to experiment with color, composition, and brush work. I figure that in 4 months I will have over 100 5x7's and will have learned a lot.  Sometimes I learn what works and I also learn what not to do.  Win/win both ways!

Thursday, August 24, 2017

More 5x7 paintings

All 5x7
All oil
All original
All studio paintings from photos I took

posted on

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

New, 5x7

Although I am working on larger paintings, I have started the habit of painting a small to "warm up".
These three are 5x7 and are one I'll post some more tomorrow.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Tuesday Morning at the Park

oil on canvas panel

My painting friends and I met at a park in town.  It has a beautiful lake but most of us chose to
paint one of the buildings.

This was a plein air painting which was finished up in the studio.

I did paint the lake later in the studio.  See that painting at the next post.

Friday, July 7, 2017

Poetry in Light

  • oil on canvas panel
  • 8x10
  • Daily Paintworks
Painting a barn is always a fun project.  All look somewhat weathered to me and most look a little
 (or a lot) 
rundown.  Most painters agree that a not so beautiful scene will often make the
best painting....although I don't think I can put the reason in words.

I painted this one with my plein air group but also did more work in my studio,  Once I get it away from the subject matter I can be more objective and often see something that I want to "improve."

I am including a photo of the barn from where I was standing.  It's always fun to see
what was really there.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Old Blue

Old Blue
oil on canvas panel

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My plein air group painted this old house that we found almost in downtown Matthews, NC.  For those of you who live nearby, it is on one side of The Farmer's Market.  I have no idea why it has been saved--maybe someone just liked it.

This photo was made about midway through the painting.  And look!  A surprise!
The house is not blue.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

The Old Cowpoke

The Old Cowpoke
oil on canvas panel
80.00 auction

Several years ago I made a painting trip to Jackson Hole and it was a glorious adventure.  While eating dinner one evening, I took this photo of a real cowboy having a drink at the bar.  A few days ago I located the photo and did a studio painting.  Most artists make quite a few changes when painting from a photo.  I left out a figure on the right but may paint him in a future painting.  The background is definately abstracted--it is not as important as the figure but I did try to show there were much happening in the background.

Friday, March 10, 2017

At Water's Edge

I got out my big brush for this one. Painted in my studio from a photo I took in Jackson Hole several years ago. I made an effort to keep it loose and be mindful of brushstrokes and edges.

At Water's Edge
oil on canvas panel, Gamvar


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