Saturday, June 27, 2009


DUOMO of FLORENCE (12 x 9 Oil on canvas board)

The Dome of Florence is the most recognized structure in Florence. This is the Cathedral Santa Maria del Fiore which was built between 1296 and 1436. It is hard to think of this structure being completed 56 years before Columbus discovered the Americas.

You can view my reference photo by "CLICKING HERE" which takes you to 16 Via dei Servi on the Google Map System. Then click on the fourth user photo.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Corn, Tomatoes, & Onions

Garden Fresh (8 x 10 Oil on canvas panel)
This is my latest entry to Karin's DSFDF blog. Thank you Karin for the terrific reference photo. I did not have to do any preliminary sketching for this one. I cropped and resized the photo on my monitor to the size of my canvas. Then started with the three tomatoes making sure they were placed correctly on the canvas. Then worked left to right on the painting always comparing size and position of each element.