Wednesday, October 31, 2012

CAT on the Ridge 2

I think my first attempt at construction equipment was a little overworked. I tryed fewer strokes on this one. I did enjoy painting machinery more than I expected. This started a white background instead of putting down a neutral gray.
6 x 6 oil on Raymar panel

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Fall on River Road 2

I have taken several photos of this trying to get the colors right. This was another view of river road. This section of the road does not have a ditch on either side. On the right is the hill and on the left is the dropoff. I once traveled on this road on a day when the frost was heavy in the morning and there was still frost on this section at noon.
8 x 10 Oil on Raymar panel

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Lone Tree in Fall

This is a subject I come back to often. I think the last time I painted it in winter. This year it was a great fall and the leaves were outstanding.
16 x 20 Oil on Stretched canvas

Friday, October 26, 2012

Fall on River Road

Fall here has been the most colorful ever. This is a scene looking up on the ridge along river road. I think the cars following me must complain as I drive slow and gauk a lot.
6 x 6 Oil on Raymar panel

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Angry Clouds

Another entry in the Daily Paintworks challenge. I was watching a Bob Ross montage and thought of happy clouds. These are not happy so angry is it. I will have to find some happy clouds in my reference file to paint.
8 x 10 oil on Ampersand panel.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

CAT on the Ridge

I was on my way out of town when I was stopped for construction. I took advantage of the situation by taking photos.
I am also painting a lot of orange and this was just right.
6 x 6 oil on Raymar panel

Monday, October 22, 2012

Cloudscape One

This paper was a scrap and I don't know what type it is. Working with it was difficult and it was hard to get my darks. I do know it was a 140 lb. cold pressed paper. 
5 x 12 watercolor on 140 lb. paper

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Fall Mums and Pumpkins

With some watercolor papers I have had to work specific to the properties of the paper. This is Fabriano 140lb. bright white cold pressed. I found it hard to do a really great wash. On the other hand I can easily go back in and soften the edges of the light spots of the mum's shadows. This paper also worked very well for the soft background.
8 x 8 watercolor on 140 lb. paper

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Pumpkins and Fall Mums

Not all of my mums came back from last year. It is usually the yellow and deep orange ones that survive the winter. I have just enough for a small setup.
6 x 9 watercolor on paper

Sunday, October 14, 2012


This is my entry for the Daily Paintworks challenge; to paint your undies. I found this camisole and it qualifies as undies.
6 x 6 watercolor on 140 lb. paper.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

One Little Pumpkin

This painting is still wet when I took the photo. I will reshoot it and post again in the morning. Most of the time I take my photos in the morning light or late afternoon but I was in hurry to post today. I am obsessed with painting pumpkins or maybe it is the blue and orange combination.
6.5 x 6.5 watercolor on 140 lb. paper. 

Friday, October 12, 2012

Pair of Pumpkins

This was a quick painting a lot of wet into wet.
watercolor on 140 lb. paper

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Guarded Mare

My entry for the Daily Paintworks challenge to paint an emotion. 
10 x 7 watercolor

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Fall Drive

This is a great day for a drive. I found this scene this morning and photographed it and painted is in the studio.


I went to the pumpkin patch with my grandchildren and am now in the mood to paint pumpkins.
6 x 6 oil on Raymar panel

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Skunk River Fall

Today was a nice day for painting. Great fall colors and the temperature is in the 70s. This scene did not have as much orange as this I took a little creative license.
6 x 12 Oil on gessoed panel.

Soon to be Jack-o-lantern

I went to the Pumpkin Farm and picked these up. The had a lot of choices I did not know that there are so many different varieties. With this painting I wanted work with orange. 
 6 x 6 oil on Ampersand panels.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Three Apples

I started with trying to change the color of this plate to brown which was a bad idea so back to the original plate color.
6 x 8 oil on Raymar panel

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Outside the Blue Plate

Reworked painting. I added the apple in the upper section. Also a few brushstrokes on other sections.
6 x 6 oil on Panel

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Orchard Apples

I picked these up from the local orchard because I wanted apples with leaves. They don't seem to have ans many apple trees as they used to. In the past you could pick your own, which was great entertainment when the kids were young. This was a quick 45 minute painting on a brown ground. I have to be somewhere but needed my morning fix of painting to get my day started. 
8 x 10

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

One Apple

Playing with green, blue and lavender today. I need to be more loose and less detailed, even though this was quick I still messed with it too much.
6 x 6 oil on Raymar panel.