Thursday, May 26, 2011

Trees Obscuring Oil Tanks

oil on paper
5.75" x 7"

I love painting on paper, and for some reason find it the supposedly casual aspect of the surface very freeing. Although the paper is smooth, I don't sand the gesso much and so there is a nice tooth to the surface that grabs the paint so nicely. I use a good quality archival paper (currently Stonehenge) with several coats of gesso.  As long as the painting remains flat (don't fold it!) the finished product is just as stable as a painting on canvas or board.
A steamy day today, the humidity already softening edges and colors. Summer is around the corner.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Radicchio Lettuce

oil on panel
5.5" x 6"

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Cactus in Red Pot

oil on panel
6" x 6.5"

I bought this cactus plant to paint many weeks ago, and it seems it's been glowering at me for some time now to get on with it.

Monday, May 2, 2011


oil on panel