Saturday, May 30, 2009

Palace Guard

This is a 10x10 framed oil available for sale at Renaissance Art Gallery. I think the complementary colors work well here and people are my favorite subjects to paint! c2009

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

The Artful Dodger

I love the effect of light on the bikers back. Backgrounds are always a challenge to me. How much detail do you put in ? How much do you leave out and just indicate an impression of an object? Some of the many decisions you have to make. If you listed all of the things you have to remember while doing a painting it could be overwhelming to even begin. It is the love of the process and the final result that keeps me trying over and over. 10x10 oil c2009 available for purchase from Renaissance Gallery in Northport, Alabama.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Seeing Through You Louis Prima!

Somehow her eyes are captivating to me. She really reminds me of Keely Smith. She was a singer with Louis Prima and performed way back when in Las Vegas. They were always around the "Rat Pack" fellows. I love painting people and this one was really made up but ended up as Keely. The brush strokes are bold and the color striking. Thanks for looking! This is a 10x10 oil on linen. c 2009