Thursday, November 19, 2009

Day 2 Still Life WIP

Covered the complete canvas with color notes that are quite close to the subject. Made an adjustment on the size relationship between the bowl and the egg shells. After yesterday's painting session my lab ate the egg shells, so had to improvise a bit with two new ones. Hard to get mad at him when he looks at me with those sad eyes, he is too adorable.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Still Life-WIP

This is a new still life painting that is a work in progress, it is 11 x 14 on an Artboard panel. I began laying in paint today after doing a drawing on a grid and using the grid to lay it on the panel. I found an old tube of cobalt violet which is working wonders in the shadows of the cloth. I will post more of this work in the coming days. This painting leans more toward realism as opposed to impressionistic. I find it pleasing to word in this way since I am really drawn more toward art that has a realistic interpretation.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Lost at Sea

2 1/2" x 3 1/2" oil on gessoed board

This is from my continuing series of miniature paintings, quite a departure
from my recent painting of the Maine Seacoast.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Early Sunset Mid-Coast Maine

18 x 24 oil on 3/8" board

Done from sketches from one our family camping
trips to Maine.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Sunset the Dalmatian Coast

2" x 3" oil on 3/8" Artboard panel

This is the first in a new challenging series of miniature oil paintings. That assumes that both my nerves and my eyes can withstand the challenge.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Old Friends

9 x 12 oil on linen panel

Another of my continuing series of paintings from my Route 66 trip. These two sit in an open field next to the Route 66 Motel in Grooms, Texas. They seem to be smiling and telling us "we have some real stories to tell about this ole road."

Sunday, November 1, 2009


16 x 20 oil on 3/8" artist panel

available please e-mail for purchase information

A young woman doing the weekly laundry at the well in the village of Balata, Sicily, very near to my hometown.