Monday, October 29, 2012


This painting was done for Bill Guffey's VIRTUAL PAINTOUT blog.
Railroad Crossing (16x12 oil on canvas panel)
I hiked all over Corsica and finally found this site just north of Donja Dobra. [Ref photo]
I liked the way the tracks fade into the fog. I drew the crossing closer to the crossing guard, which brought more ties into the composition. The painting is not finished. The ties need more grays, the power lies at the top need to be darker and I may want to add darks in the railroad bed.

Monday, October 08, 2012


FOGGY BOTTOM II (16x12 oil on canvas panel)
This image is from Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia, I used a Panoramio photo on the Google Map. I drew two versions of this photo on to canvases and liked the second drawing better. It can be seen in the previous post. I liked how it came out so decided to paint this as well.

OIL CANS (12x15 oil on canvas panel)
This was done from a jigsaw puzzle on I used Burnt Sienna, Ivory Black, and Raw Umber to get a warm background, which brings out the bright colors of the cans. The table top looked like marble so I used Ultramarine Blue, Ivory Black, and Raw Umber to get a cool black.

 PARKED (12x9 oil on canvas panel)
This is another high contrast image I found in the Costco magazine. I wanted to do a larger painting, but the image was rather low resolution. I used the same colors for the background as in the Oil Cans.