Saturday, September 27, 2008

A Room With A View

A beautiful landscape just before the leaves turn and fall off to expose the harsh cold winter. Take a walk down the road through the village and back to the inn for a cup of tea and homemade blackberry scones. 6x8 oil on hardboard

Friday, September 26, 2008

Three White Guys for Different Strokes From Different Folks

Three white pumpkins for Karin Jurick's Different Strokes From Different Folks weekly challenge. This challenge is something I look forward to each week.The bright sun was beating down on these pumpkins washing out alot of the variations in values. 8x10 oil on hardboard

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Baby Sitters

I like this composition. These little fruit still life's are so much fun to paint as warm ups. 6x8 oil on hardboard.
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Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Lonely In Venice

More and more I feel figurative work is the direction I need to go. I love plein air but to really enjoy landscapes or city scapes I need to incorporate people doing every day things in them. I am most happy when I am painting figures.This painting is 9x12 oil on hardboard.
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Monday, September 22, 2008

Job Shadowing

Today is the first day of fall. Time goes by too quickly. This is a still life of granny smith's and purple plums 9x12 oil on hardboard.$175.00

Friday, September 19, 2008

A Man Reading A Newspaper from Different Strokes Blog

This is my version of the weekly painting submission to Different Strokes From Different Folks Blog from Karin Jurick. I am having so much fun participating in this weekly challenge. It is always amazing how Karin can choose a simple photo of an everyday person and Interpret it into a special painting. I think the white edge is too white around the bottom of the newspaper so I will correct that later. 5x7 oil on board $110.00

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Nancy Chaboun Workshop

This is a quick study I painted during a Nancy Chaboun workshop. We worked from a beautiful live model. I am sorry I have not gotten back into the swing of posting new paintings to my blog. It has been a hard couple of months. Life happens. I may go back and paint a more finished piece from this study. Nancy Chaboun is a wonderful teacher from Scottsdale, Arizona. She is so knowledgeable and fun. NFS 9x12 oil

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Odd Man Out

A quick study for my daily painting. Loose, expressive. Juicy tomatoes. 6x6 oil on hardboard. $95.00

The large tomato on the left needs some correction and I will go back to it later and fix it.
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Monday, September 8, 2008

It's Not Easy Being Plein 4

I had high hopes for this painting but I couldn't please myself with the result. I will consider it a good practice painting. I had the most trouble with color temperature and actually photographing it. the painting is 8x10 oil on hardboard freshly painted $150.00
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Friday, September 5, 2008

Dear Jack

My dear friend Karin Jurick lost her sweet friend Jack. Leave it to Karin to make something so painful into something positive and including others with her generosity. Karin introduced a new blog this week Different Strokes From Different Folks where she posts a photo and invites other artists to interpret it and send the results to her to publish on the blog. The first photo is of her baby Jack who recently passed after a brave fight with his illness. Isn't this the most wonderful idea? 6x6 oil on hardboard $125.00 ( the money from the sale of this painting will be donated to our humane society here in Huntsville,Al. in memory of Jack Jurick)

Thursday, September 4, 2008

It's Not Easy Being Plein 3

This painting is from the plein air painters series. I especially like the way the light on the artist turned out. Painted from a borrowed photo. Thanks to all who offered prayers for my mom. 12x12 oil on canvas board c/2008 $275.00
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