Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Jack at Five Months

oil on linen mounted on board 8"x6"

My grandson Jack! 

Saturday, May 16, 2020

Sour Cherries

oil on canvas mounted on board 5"x 7"

I've never painted cherries before, and although it seemed very hard at first to paint them as looking obviously like cherries, I discovered that it's all in the reflection and highlights, plus of course the selectively saturated reds. 

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Grand Canyon

oil on paper mounted on board 6 5/8" x 10"

Still traveling in my mind, I painted from a photo of the Grand Canyon that I found on a Wikipedia page. I love trying to capture great distances in a painting. 

Saturday, May 9, 2020

Belgian Lighthouse

oil on paper mounted on board 7" x 7"

Since it's near impossible to do much traveling right now, I'm enjoying finding photos of some faraway places and turning them into paintings. 

This photo is from Facebook's "Artist Reference Photos", a free resource for artists.  

Thursday, May 7, 2020

Oregon Coast

oil on linen mounted on board 8" x 6"

It's time to loosen up, after two months of working slowly and trying to put down everything I see. I painted this study in one five-hour shot and will continue this method until I feel like slowing down again. 

Monday, May 4, 2020

Fruit Machine

oil on linen panel 10" x 10"

The still life allows me to slow way down, and so does Pennsylvania's Shelter-in-Place mandate. 
I love painting slowly, sometimes even setting up a peephole viewer to get the colors just right, and work in little sections at a time.