Sunday, July 27, 2008

"Wild Flowers No.2"

Oil on Board. Approx 6"x6" SOLD

If you look back on my blog, you'll notice I don't paint many flowers. Truthfully, I have a hard time with 'em. I feel I can paint fruit 'til the cows come home but flowers give me quite a challenge. Although lately I have enjoyed painting flowers. I'm developing a technique, I think. I have one more flower painting (at least) so stay tuned...

btw, I noticed my last blog post didn't go out to my subscribers. My apologizes.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

"Simple Pear" (revisited)

Oil on Board. Approx 4.5"x6.5" SOLD

I first did this rendering back in December (along with the wine cork rendering). I felt it needed some more attention. Graphite is truly my roots...and you can't forget your roots.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

"Wild Flowers"

Oil on Board. Approx 6"x6" SOLD

I went to the Wheaton Art Fair this past weekend. After I walked through the show I took a stroll down the prairie path and shot a few great photos of some wild flowers. I have a couple more on deck.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

New Portrait and a Little Update

Graphite on Bristol Board. Approx 8"x11" SOLD

Commissioned portrait. I just got word that my Blue Moon painting was chosen as a top 40 finalist and will hang at the show on July 31. The show is at the Museum of Contemporary Art. That night first through third places will be announced. Keep your fingers crossed.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

"Wine Cork Trio" (revisited)

Oil on Board. Approx 4.5"x7" SOLD

I did this drawing back in December and felt it needed some reworking. I think it's much more dramatic and more accurate with the value structure. I am getting into the groove of some graphite work again. I have a few portraits in the works...and paintings too so stay tuned.

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

"Orange Slice"

Oil on Board. Approx 6"x6" SOLD

About a year ago, I wrote about how I hard trouble mixing greens. Since that time I have attempted that challenge many times and now feel comfortable with green shades. Now I can say the same thing with oranges. It really isn't a color that I mix that often. I don't take it straight from a tube. All my oranges are mixed with a combination of 2 yellows (Light and Med.) and 2 reds (Cadmium and Aliz.). I really liked how the light illuminated this slice of orange.

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

"Leading Pear"

Oil on Board. Approx 8"x4" SOLD

The whole time I was painting this it looked like the greenish pear was the leader and the other two pears were left in the background...less important. So that's how I emphasized them.