Friday, February 26, 2010

Turn up the volume...

Thought I'd revisit these three from the other day and turn up the volume a bit by giving them a little more drama.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Pillow Talk

Pillow Talk

6x12", oil on canvas

It's been a while since I've attempted a fruit still life, I've been focusing so much on landscapes. With this small painting I tried to show these two apples in a cozy composition, obviously having a conversation while lounging on rumpled satin....

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Cropped Crabapple

7x5" , charcoal sketch

Still working with getting more familiar with trees. I've got an itch to do some fruit still life, so if that ends up happening I'll post it tomorrow.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010


Tree Trunk Sketch, 7 x 5 inch

In my quest to become a better landscape painter I've started a new virtual workshop, Drawing & Painting Trees, with landscape painter Deborah Paris. She's a wonderful teacher and firmly believes that in order to paint the landscape one needs to understand the characteristics of the natural world around you, and the best way to do that is to get out your sketch book and get to work. Apparently, this practice was quite common for some landscape painters in the early years to create loads of sketches during the summer months, thus providing source material for painting during the winter months.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Early Morning Mist

I pulled this one from the ashes in an attempt to see if there's any hope left for this piece. I've added some morning mist in the background, intensified the morning light, and deepened the overall feel...

Saturday, February 6, 2010

One composition, Three moods

Trying some different moods with the same Maine landscape composition; Sunrise, Fog & Moonrise. This is my first pass on glazing.