Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Plein Air Peony

On Memorial Day the parks are busy, so I was reluctant to go painting there. It is not that I mind people watching, just that I will be in the way unless I lug my stuff down the trails out of the way. The weather forecast was predicting rain so I decided to set up in my yard and paint the peonies. The sun was shining when I started but soon came and went. The blooms also changed as they were opening while I was painting. This was a good painting exercise.
9" x 12" oil on canvas panel to bid at auction

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Three Shades of Equine

Another painting from the horses near Shimek. I had to move these around to get the composition I wanted. The background trees were made up because I did not like the original landscape.

This started out on a ground left over from the previous painting. A quick sketch into the ground to work out the conformation of the horses.

Next I worked on the horses, if they don't turn out no use painting the landscape.
6" x 12" oil on canvas to bid at auction

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Plein Air Painting

It was a beautiful morning for painting. I am doing a demo on painting green at the monthly painting class,so painting the greens of the local park was in order. 
8" x 10" oil on canvas panel to bid at auction

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Chestnut with White Socks

I went plein air painting with Carroll on Sunday. On the way over I stopped to take pictures of this beautiful horse near Shimek Forest. 8" x 6" oil on Ampersand panel. to bid at auction

As soon as I got home I started painting this rough in.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Girl with Coca Cola

I took the reference photo for this many years ago. I believe the she got married last year. 
10 x 8 watercolor

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Hay Bales 2

I wanted to start this as an 8" x 16" but decided on a 6" x 12" study first. Tomorrow I am going to try to find this spot and do a plein air painting also.
6 x 12 oil on canvas

This is the in process image. I need to see how the changes went and decided that the finished painting needed to have more depth. When comparing the two you will see where I added more blue and dulled the distant landscape. I do like this stage for the brighter bolder color.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Reflections of the Quarry

Earlier I painted a 8" x 6" version of this. I was happy with it enough to do this larger version.
20" x 16" oil on Raymar panel

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

After the Spring Rains

The challenge was to paint an overcast day and muddy waters.
8 x 16 oil on Raymar panel

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Cedar Trees at Rodeo

It was a great day to be out painting. I am a little rusty and needed to work on my greens.
10 x 11 oil on masonite panel.

Friday, May 2, 2014


Geraniums are in the garden centers now so I had to take advantage and paint one. Painting the pinkest reds are a challenge.
8 x 8 oil on canvas to bid at auction