Saturday, April 30, 2011

Standing Tall

Oil on 1/4" Board. Approx 3.125"x4" SOLD

As soon as I pulled this cork out of the bottle, the merlot color was singing. I knew right then that I had to paint it. This auction is being hosted by Daily Paintworks instead of Ebay. Anyone can bid, but in a few weeks any artists who wants to list their paintings with DPW will be able to do that as well!! They are art specific, art friendly, and significantly cheaper than Ebay.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Violin Detail

Oil on 1/4" Board. Approx 6"x6"

This is my Grandpa's violin. I really enjoyed painting it.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Scenic Route

Oil on 1/4" Board. Approx 6"x6"

This is a road I drive on everyday on my way to and from work. It's a slow speed limit with plenty of scenery. I love this route. It's one of 2 paintings that is hanging in the Randy Higbee Gallery 6" Squared show which opens tonight. If you are interested in purchasing, you may contact the gallery direct. If you are in the Costa Mesa, CA area (unfortunately i am not) stop by and check out the almost 500 paintings juried in the show.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

The Greener Side

Oil on 1/4" Board. Approx 8"x12" SOLD

This painting just shipped to Susan Powell Fine Art today. This composition makes me think that the two top pears are peeking down to see what the green pear is up to. Almost out of jealousy or curiosity.

On a side most of you know, I do mostly small paintings that are right around 6"x6". Lately I've been doing more and more larger pieces for gallery obligations. Not huge but still bigger than the usual, so for me this requires a bit of a different setup as far as lighting and easel, etc. I recently acquired a set of lights that includes a Lamp and Stand as well as an additional Clip on Lamp from The Daylight Company. It could be tricky buying lights for the studio but these are great. They simulate the most natural light (which for me is good because I paint mostly at night), are easy to maneuver, they have extra long cords and they don't get hot (even when they are on for hours at a time). AND they come with bulbs so they're ready to use right out of the box. Click here to read more technical stuff about them. Below is a picture of them in my studio in front of a work in progress. Check them out...highly recommended.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Big and Tall

Oil on 1/4" Board. Approx 6"x6" SOLD

I thought this title was most fitting.

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Red Stripe

Oil on 1/4" Board. Approx 6"x6" SOLD

I love picking out fruit for their unique features. I'm that guy who sits in the pear section and looks at way too many of them before I decide on which one I'm buying.