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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.