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Saturday, October 11, 2014

Blackbirds for a Pie

Moving towards abstractions, I'm working on a series of  birds.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Abstract #1

This painting is my first abstract, therefore the title. It is painted on canvas, with textured underlay of flake white, a lead based oil paint. The size is 18" x 36". I loved pushing the paint around for this image.

Valley Barnstead

This image is painted on a wood panel that has been primed with two coats of gesso, then one coat of lead oil ground. Painting on wood panes dates back centuries, but is a new and wonderful experience for me. If the painting is a failure, it can be sanded down when dry, then recoated with lead oil ground, and, viola, a new painting surface.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Red Chairs in the Woods

This week, Monday Morning Painters was invited once again to Truett-Hurst Winery, and I selected these red chairs at the back of the winery to paint, with the sound of Dry Creek flowing in the background. Yes, I did put the umbrella in the exact center of the painting, but I think the red chairs offset my compositional error. 

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Beach at Sunset

This 24"x30" painting is larger than I normally work on, and was painted in my studio, using my imagination and some photos to develop the composition.

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Stairway thru the Lavender

Another view painted with Monday Morning Painters.

Matanzas Creek Lavender Gardens

One of many painted at Matanzas Creek