Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Friday, April 25, 2014

Quarry and Still Water

This is another painting of the quarry in Mount Vernon, Iowa. I never tire of painting rocks and water. I am planning to go back to this spot sometime this summer so in the meantime painting from photos is the only option.
8 x 6 oil on canvas. Click here to bid at auction

Monday, April 21, 2014

Ruffled White Iris

I started painting this a week ago and was not happy with it. I came back to it yesterday and this is the result. I should have taken a photo of the original for comparison. Maybe next time as I know there will be several that don't quite make it.
6" x 8" oil on canvas.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Roan and Buckskin

I started this on a blue gray ground and worked into it while still wet. I use Liquin and paint alla prima. 
8" x 16" oil on Raymar panel

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Pretty White Pony

The owner of this pony bragged that she is the prettiest pony and I have to agree. All white and with big dark eyes. Even with her winter coat she is very photogenic.   
6 x 8 oil on Canvas

Monday, April 14, 2014


I think this is finished. I will again asked the client if this is what they want and make adjustments.
9 x 12 oil on linen panel

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Peony in a Mason Jar

Still have lots of red on my palette so I painted another peony.
8 x 6 oil on canvas on masonite.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014


Another entry for the Daily Paintworks Challenge, color of the year radiant orchid. 
9 x 12 oil on canvas on panel

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Hydrangea in Green and Radiant Orchid

I painted this for the Daily Paintworks Challenge. I started the challenge which is to create a painting using the Pantone color Radiant Orchid. 
12" x 12" oil on canvas to bid at auction

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Northeast Iowa Landscape

This scene is from a few miles north of Mount Vernon, Iowa. They have wonderful rolling hills in that part of Iowa. 
8 x 16 oil on Raymar panel

Friday, April 4, 2014

Popcorn on Movie Night Again

I painted a 6" x 6" version of this a while back. I loved painting the popcorn shapes of white with spots of yellow and reddish brown. I also enjoyed eating the popcorn.
8" x 16" oil on Raymar panel 

Thursday, April 3, 2014


This is a rough alla prima for a commission. I will run it by the client before starting the final.
9 x 12 oil on canvas