Friday, January 29, 2010


Hugs & Kisses!

I'm about to pass 1000 views on my blog!
I never would have believed it, Thanks so very much.
(next week I'll paint an eyeball! ;)
Oils on gesso'd board 5"x5"

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Mornin' Coffee

I saw this sunrise the other day.
What a wonderful way to have have a cup -o- joe.
I snapped a pic and went off to work.

Mornin' Coffee II

When I got to work, I saw folks leaveing to
go to work with coffee in hand.
I put my work aside, and pulled out the
palette & paint.
Mornin' Coffee sure is popular around here.
I wonder if the rest of America has a cup-o-joe
to go on..let me know!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Ashcan Art

Today I painted with a student of mine. He wanted to
try out the zorn palette.
Jeff introduced me to some Ashcan art. I was amazed
how beautiful it was.
This piece, called "The sand artist" was originaly painted
by George Luks in 1905
Using Titanium White- Yellow Ocher- Cad. Red- Ivory Black
I toned the board with yellow ocher and a bit of red.
scketched out the figure in charcoal and began painting.
I put down a brush stroke, and left it!
As tempting as it was to fiddle, I just kept putting down
brush strokes.
Once all the base color was applied, I went to lighter tones.
The darker tones I did last.
This is the result of this method.
Although it seems primitive, I want to explore this painting
method more. I hope to get more refined in time.
7.5"x5.5" oil on gesso'd board

Friday, January 15, 2010


I wanted to paint something other than a snow scene.

Thinking about all the people I'm meeting doing
this blog thing, I wanted to paint something to reflect
my hope for good things to come. For everyone.
To me a rainbow represents hope, promise, and a play
of light.
I painted this from a photo I took last Spring.
I promise to give my best this year, to all of you.
A leap of faith that it will happen. To play with light.
approx. 5"x7" oil on gesso'd board

Friday, January 8, 2010

Front yard

This is a scene in my front yard.
The nest in the tree is home to some gray squirrels.
I painted this at the studio from memory,(no photos)
as an exercise, and had a little wine.
5"x7"Oils on gesso'd board. 2hrs.