I just created a new sign for upcoming shows, shows reference photos and finished paintings. The one on the bottom right was sent to my after Christmas, shows the finished painting next to the dog, so cute. I think it looks pretty good. Just finished a new pet portrait of a yellow lab, he has a jar of peanut butter in his mouth, lol. I’ll show you soon. ❤️❤️
Thursday, February 8, 2018
I may have mentioned this before but I paint weekly with two different groups. I chair the Monday group and I try to keep things interesting, I bring still life’s from time to time and sometimes we do things like this. I brought in a dvd by Craig Nelson on quick studies, I think that is his claim to fame. He paints three landscapes, a 20 minute one, a 30 minute one and a 40 minute. We watched his dvd and then headed off to try to do the same thing. Here are my efforts, left to right is my 20, 30 and 40 minute painting, all oils on 8” x 10” panels. He explains the reasoning behind it, color mixing, reacting quickly , brushwork and thinking about values. I actually like my 20 minute best, it felt fresher and I liked the brushwork better. It was fun, you should give it a try if you haven’t. Thanks for your visit, I really appreciate it.
Friday, January 26, 2018
Hi there! This is a large painting, for me anyway. It’s oil on a 24” x 30” canvas. I think it is finished, I’m ready for it to be finished, lol. Although it is nice to paint larger occasionally I find I prefer small. This reference was taken in Vermont when I was there last spring on a workshop. I love the large red barn and wanted that to be my focal point. I find with large paintings that the foreground can be challenging especially if I don’t have much going on in the foreground. Whew, moving on.
Monday, January 8, 2018
Hi Friends, my grandson loves to play baseball and he’s good at it, pitching is his first love. This past summer I shot some photos through the fence of him pitching and hitting and I just loved this one. I liked all the elements of the photo, the catchers position, the ump with his hands up and of course Michael’s stance. This is oil on a 11”x 14”canvas and I tried to work fast and loose, hoping to show movement. I enjoyed painting it, hope you enjoy seeing it. Thank you!
Saturday, December 23, 2017
Hi Friends, if you live in the Cincinnati area and you own or have ever wanted to own a piece of my art check this out. I will be doing the Northminster show again this year and this time I am cleaning out my studio. Almost everything I take will be half off. I’m very prolific and create a lot of art and I would like to move out what I have and make room to create more. The prices will truly be half off and not marked up first. Hope to see you there. Happy Holidays!
Sunday, November 26, 2017
Hi Friends, hope you don’t get tired of seeing my dog paintings. These are a couple of commissions I just completed. Oils on 8”x 10”canvases.
Also a reminder that this weekend is Showcase of Arts at the Cincinnati Women’s Art Club in Mariemont Ohio. Saturday is 10-4 and Sunday in noon to 4. Show is larger this year as the upstairs has been renovated to make more room.
Wednesday, November 1, 2017
I have mentioned it before but I paint with two painting groups, one on Monday and one on Tuesday. I chair the Monday group and occasionally I bring in a still life set up for the group. I took this one in last Monday, I thought it was the perfect Fall set up. I tried to stay loose and did develop the little scarecrow guy but hopefully not too much. This is water mixable oils on linen, 11”x 14” Hope you are enjoying Fall.