Monday, January 26, 2009


Oil on canvas panel (6x8)
We recently went to Mississippi to visit family and ran into this lovable creature. He was particularly fond of my wife, who kept feeding him pears from the yard.

Sunday, January 25, 2009


SOUTH RIM, Oil on canvas board (5x7)
This was a gift for my Bonsai Club. I aways feature a tree in some way, and like to exaggerate the interesting characteristics of the tree. I noticed some of the shadows are a little dark on either side of the light stack of rocks in the foreground. It is interesting how we can continue to see little thing that need tweaking. Who was the famous artist who would make corrections on his painting when he would visit his clients?

CHRISTMAS CARD 2008, Oil on canvas board (6x9)
Glare on your painting can sometimes make it difficult to photograph. This painting was for our Christmas Cards this year, and shows my very professional photo set up. The fence is on the south side of our house, and I get good bounced light from the light neutral gray walls. The top fence rail is a convenient height.

Friday, January 23, 2009


Oil On Panel (4x6)
This DSFDF is my first night scene painting. Karin had warned us about the glare you get when photographing dark paintings. I was able to get a decent photo without glare. However after I submitted my photo I noticed the color was off a bit. A photo editor was used to get a better color match to the painting in this photo.


Oil On Panel (6x8)
This was my second project with the DSFDF group. For this project Karin paired up artists I Painted Christine and she painted me. I find portrait to be the most demanding art. If you get a branch on a tree to big no one would notice, but if you get one eye to big every one will see the error. I enjoyed doing the portrait, Christine was a fine model.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009


Oil on panel (6x8)
This is my first painting for Karin Jurick's newest blog Different Strokes From Different Folks . Karin's A Painting Today has been at the top of my favorite blog sites for some time. I love her bold brush strokes, wonderful light/dark patterns, and mastery of color. I will be posting more of my work on a regular schedule.