Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
Garlic is a very tricky thing to paint, especially when trying to remain loose. Being a white object, one must look hard for those subtle changes in color and temperature, and even then some imagination helps vitalize the painting. The blue of the shadow is not quite as light, in real life, as it came out in the photograph. This is 6x8", oil on canvas panel. Please visit my blog and/or website. Thanks
Sunday, October 21, 2007
Friday, October 19, 2007
I have always been a little intimidated by having things run off the canvas. Normally I paint my objects within the border of the canvas. With these smaller, daily paintings, I have felt more comfortable experimenting with cropped subjects. This has been very refreshing, and has allowed for more options, compositionally. As I continue, I hope these arrangements become more natural feeling. This one is 8x6", oil on canvas panel. Please visit my website or blog. Thanks.
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
I like the inner glow of thr bright red in this cherry, although I will probably return to work on the background/negative space at some point. This is 12x9 oil on canvas panel. Please visit my website or blog. Thanks
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Generally with these daily paintings I try to paint one painting in approximately 60 minutes or so. This last one proved to be more difficult and I ended up spending about 90 minutes each night, for the last 2 nights. My wife has been asking me for the last few weeks to paint this funky old vase that belonged to her grandmother. I tried to remain as loose as possible while keeping the realism.
The title refers to fighting breast cancer. Today was my wife's first Chemo treatment and we are full of mixed emotions. The pink vase refers to the ribbon representing breast cancer awareness. It is also something beautiful, but delicate. The apple represents the fight. Whatever one can do (self exams, mammograms, pushing for breast MRIs) to keep the doctor away... well at least reduce the number and severity of their services.
For all of those who have expressed their sentiments, and to those who have helped my family and others like us, thank you so much. No one can do it without all of the support! Please visit my website or blog.
Monday, October 15, 2007
The painting I started yesterday was more complicated than I had anticipated, so I finished up tonight. I won't photograph it until tomorrow so I am going to post one of my drapery studies tonight. These always prove helpful in training the eye to see abstract shapes instead of what we think we know about a subject. I highly recommend this type of study to anyone who doesn't already do them. Please visit my website or Blog. Thanks.
(This was supposed to be posted yesterday but Blogger was having some upload problems)
Saturday, October 13, 2007
I have been busy the last couple of days preparing for my wife's chemotherapy, so I haven't been able to photograph the paintings I do at night (I like to photograph the paintings in natural north light). Since it has been a couple of days, I will post the last few paintings today. This one is 7x9", oil on canvas panel. Contact me through my website or blog with any questions.
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
My two daughters helped pick out some of my holiday gourds to paint. This is the first one. I most enjoy painting the little bumps on these gourds. With the daily paintings I am trying to limit myself to 60 minutes but I think the essence still comes across. I would like to loosen up a little more, but I tend to get tunnel vision on the individual aspects. With each daily painting I try a little harder. This is oil on canvas panel, 8x10" for $50. Please contact me through my website or blog. Thanks.
Tuesday, October 9, 2007
I think these little pumpkin/gourds have so much character. Each year I paint a few. This is this year's first. I know, cliche, orange on blue, but it pops so well. This is 7x9" oil on canvas panel for $75. Contact me through my website or blog. Remember October is breast cancer awareness month. Thanks.
Monday, October 8, 2007
Friday, October 5, 2007
Thursday, October 4, 2007
I made this arrangement and after starting to paint, I realized it looked like a stoplight. This is oil on canvas, 10 x 22", $225. Any inquiries should contact me through my website or blog. 10% of all my sales goes to breast cancer research. In August my wife was diagnosed and is in the course of treatment. October is breast cancer awareness month. Please sign up for my newsletter. Thanks for your support.