Saturday, November 24, 2012

Green Apple and Three Pears

I bought these pears two weeks ago with the intention of painting them. They have a few brown spots but that gives them character.
6 x 12 Oil on linen panel

Thursday, November 22, 2012


I have a commission for the local main street. They want a sign out by the new interstate. This is a rough sketch of one of the images. The idea was a Gibson girl holding up a glass of wine. I ran out of space so the left arm is really bad, but that will be corrected in the final painting.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Red and Yellow Onions

Something I always wanted to paint but never got around to it. 
6 x 6 oil on Ampersand panel

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Christmas Present

I am still painting Christmas presents. Last year we did not put up a Christmas tree but maybe these paintings will get me in the mood.
6 x 12 Oil on stretched canvas

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

I tried this image before. This time in a smaller version. The challenge of painting the curly ribbons keeps bringing me back to this subject. I bought some red ribbon today so hopefully I will post another present.
6 x 6 oil on Ampersand panel

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Christmas present for Taylor

I am working on possible images for this year's Christmas Card. I may choose several different images. 
6 x 6 oil on Raymar panel

Christmas 2012

I made some changes on this one. I always worry that I don't know when to quit, but sometimes you think it isn't quite there yet so you have to try something.
12 x 12 oil on panel

Monday, November 5, 2012

Christmas 2012

Halloween is gone and now comes out Christmas with some Thanksgiving in there. This year for the Christmas card I will reproduce one of my paintings. This is the first idea. I have thought of a scene from the manger but without models I will have to guess at things like the folds of the cloth and faces; two very difficult images. I may try that as a challenge.
12 x 12 oil on gessoed panel.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

White Rabbit in Winter

When winter comes I start painting white rabbits in the snow. One year I painted ten of them and sent them out as Christmas cards.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Cloud scape

This was from a photograph I took after a day of plein air painting along the river. I may make changes on it, not sure yet.
18 x 24 oil on stretched canvas

Thursday, November 1, 2012