Saturday, June 28, 2014

Friday, June 27, 2014

Landscape Challenge #25

Golden Marsh
14" x 5" x 3/4"
oil on wood
view in my shop


Tonight from 5-7 I'll be at the Wine Sampler with my dog paintings - come hang out!

The Wine Sampler
5 - 7pm
Friday, June 27th
http://thewinesampler.com

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Sunflower

Sunflower
20" x 20"
oil on canvas
view in my shop

Next to gardenias, sunflowers are my favorite flower. A sweet friend of mine gave me a bouquet not too long ago and the sunflowers were fading, so I took some photos hoping to paint them one day.
Really love the shadow under the flower.

Landscape Challenge #24

Bermuda Coastline
14" x 5.5" x 3/4"
oil on wood
view in my shop

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Landscape Challenge #24

"Atacadero, CA"
14" x 5.5
oil on wood
view in my shop


I will be at The Wine Sampler with my dog paintings this Friday if you want to come and hang out. 

The Wine Sampler
5 - 7pm
Friday, June 27th
http://thewinesampler.com

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Landscape Challenge #19 & #20

#20
"Moody Marsh"
12" x 4"
oil on canvas

#19
"Wild Horses"
10" x 8"
oil on acrylic

The wild horses are an experiment. I had heard of people painting on acrylic and wanted to try it. The surface is too slick and "cold" for me. My favorite surface is wood - it's warm and has just the right amount of "tooth". One day I'll try copper - I heard that's a good surface to work with, but seeing how I like a little "grab" to the surface, I'm guessing copper won't like that either. 

The marsh painting is done in the Zorn palette using only, ochre, cadmium, black and white. 
It's so moody. 

Auctions going on now:

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Jar-O-Pickles

Jar-O-Pickles
oil on canvas
22" x 28"
view auction

I have to admit I'm getting tired of landscapes, so I painted some pickles. The good thing that comes out of these challenges is it get's me in the painting mode - it immerses me and it's all I think of.


TP or not TP II

TP or not TP II
20" x 20"
Auction

After the first "TP or Not TP" sold on dailypaintworks.com, one of the bidders asked me to do a commission. The first try (this one) she felt wasn't loose enough. I really like the way this turned out and didn't want to paint over it, so I painted another. All in all, I've painted 3 of these in the past two weeks! This painting is now on auction and ends today. I probably won't be painting another like this so now is the time to get a great painting for the bathroom (where I would hang it).

http://www.dailypaintworks.com/Buy/Auction/231638

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Landscape Challenge #14


"Bulkhead"
10" x 8"
oil on canvas panel
purchase

We spent the day on Band Head Island - this if from one of the photos I took of the ferry entrance bulkhead. It was truly a beautiful day.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Landscape Challenge #13

"Beach Palette"
6" x 4"
oil on wood
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I have a few auctions going on at Daily Paintworks:
http://www.dailypaintworks.com/buy/auction/231627

Friday, June 13, 2014

Landscape Challenge #12

"Sea Wall"
9" x 12"
oil on Canvas
purchase

I love the way this painting turned out and will probably paint it again. This scene is one of my favorites on Wrightsville Beach - It's rough and full of waves on one side and calm on the other - so peaceful - I've wanted to paint it for awhile.

Landscape Challenge #11

"Old School House"
oil on canvas
9" x 12"
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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

"Let em' roll"

"Let em' roll"
24" x 12"
oil on canvas

This painting is currently on auction here:


I know it seems odd that I paint toilet paper rolls, but I really enjoy painting them. They are a great value study and good practice for understanding subtly in colors changes. 
I also I think it's fun to take something so ordinary unnoticed/uninteresting and make it interesting and beautiful.

Landscape Challenge #9

Storm Over Marsh
12" x 9"
oil on canvas
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Monday, June 9, 2014

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Landscape Challenge #7

12" x 9"
oil on canvas
purchase

I decided to change things out a bit and try a palette knife. Well, part is with a palette knife and part is with a spatula. No, not the kitchen spatula, one I purchased just in case… for situations just like this. You never know when you'll need a spatula for a painting when nothing else is working.
My motto: "be prepared" and I certainly am.

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Monday, June 2, 2014

Landscape Challenge... Day 1

9" x 12"
oil on canvas
purchase

A friend of mind asked if I was up for a challenge… of course, I said "Sure!".
So I am doing 30 landscapes in 30 days.
This is the first.

Thanks Amelia for the "Push"!