Monday, September 19, 2011

Del Giardino

This is one of my latest larger paintings. I like to mix the realism with the abstracted backgrounds. I try to find little pieces that don't get painted, where the toned ground shows through. The play between what's there and what's not, and the abstract vs. the rendered is like a game. It's fun to create, and I hope it's fun to look at. This is oil on canvas, 28x38, for $400.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Three for All

I have been trying to get back into painting after the whole family getting the stomach virus last week. I painted a couple that I haven't had time to post. This one I felt came out well, although I think I need to start jazzing up the backgrounds. This is 9x12", oil on canvas board for $25.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Biting Lemon

I like to comment on the interaction between humans and nature in my work. Generally this means combining tools (and I keep that interpretation vague) and food objects as symbols for human intrusion on the natural world. This 6X8" oil painting is available for $25.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Envious Apple

This is a quick study done in about 45 minutes. I am trying to loosen up again and not get wrapped up in the details. My hope is that over time the paintings will look more "intentional" and less labored. This painting is 6X8" and is in oil. $25 to the first taker.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Painted and Quartered

This is my second small painting since I started painting again. Cabbage is a lot harder to paint than it looks. I thought this was going to be an easy one, but I had to struggle to get the colors and the subtle details. This is also a reminder that painting is like anything else: if you don't practice you lose some of your skills. That is why I am trying to stay committed to painting several small paintings a week.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Painting Again

With the start of my new blog Notenoughours (I know it's missing an H; I'm all for sharing, plus if your like me you don't have the time to type extra letters) I decided to resume my daily painting and blog (not truly every day, the concept refers to completing small paintings every couple of days or once a week to improve fluency with your medium). Last nigh I did a 6"X8" titled Blue in Pears and it is for sale for $40 on Daily Paintworks.

Those of you who know me and my work know I am fond of painting fruit, especially pears.

I started the "daily painting" and blogging a couple of years ago and was pretty good about posting every few days, but then my school work got heavy and I had to stop for a while. I want to resume these exercises to rebuild my "seeing" skills more so than my painting skills. Please check back often to help me stay motivated to keep painting.