Friday, August 28, 2009


I just completed this commissioned painting. As usual I start with a red under painting, and then sketch in details as needed. In this case the mountains and canoe were sketched in to ensure they are correctly drawn.

These two objects are now painted in.

Now the sky and water have been painted in. The general shape of the clouds with the lightest lights have been defined. The general color tones for the water have been laid in.

Bora Bora (24 x 36 Oil on stretched canvas)
This is the finished painting. It is the largest painting I have ever done and the task was somewhat intimidating. I am pleased with the results and will now feel more confident with larger paintings.


Back to School (12 x 9 oil on canvas panel)

This is my London painting for Bill Guffey's Virtual Paintout site. This is the York Bridge in Regent's Park, Paddington, England. CLICK HERE to see the Google Map reference photo. I painted most of this one loosely as though it was a plein air painting. I did however photo the image so I could draw some grid lines to aid in getting an accurate drawing of the boy.