Saturday, March 31, 2007
Friday, March 30, 2007
2' x 4' watercolor on unprimed canvas
This was done as an experiment. I was reading up on the wonderful abstract painter Helen Frankenthaler and her color field paintings. Helen was the originator of staining unprimed canvas with oil paint, and later on acrylics. Quite a radical approach in the 1950s. Her work is absolutely stunning, and I encourage you to look at her works via the web, or in books.
12" x 16" oil on masonite (unframed)
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Here is a scene done at a Charles Sovek workshop in Arizona. The location is a pretty outdoor shopping center in Pinnacle Peak, just north of Scottsdale. It was mid-April, but the day was already over 100 degrees. I did this standing in the shade of a store covering. When working plein air, I use pure turpentine and stand oil as a medium. Can't resist the smell of turpentine!
Thursday, March 29, 2007
12" x 9" oil on canvas paper (unframed)
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12" x 9" oil on masonite (unframed)
19.95 (free shipping)
This is a cityscape based on a magazine photo. I love cityscapes and like the way the buildings overlap each other. In the foreground is some water and boats. One of my favorite things to do is paint using the palette knife. Over the years, I've collected a nice variety of knives. I enjoy the way colors go on pure. Of course, you can make the paint as textured or as smooth as you wish. And, clean up is a snap - just a quick swipe on a towel and you're done! Give the knife a try, I think you'll like it.
16" x 20" oil on gessoed plywood
(not for sale)
This was a still life scene set up with an empty champaign bottle, CD, and a Granny Smith apple. The bottle had a rick, dark green color and the different colors reflected nicely on the CD. Another lousy photo - sorry. I need to take another shot of this one, too. If someone really wants to buy this one, just ask. My arm can be twisted!!
Wednesday, March 28, 2007
12" x 12" oil on masonite (unframed)
$150 (shipping free)
11" x 15" watercolor on 140lb. Arches (unframed)
Here is a plein air watercolor painting showing a grove of trees. It's always exciting doing watercolors outdoors because you must work quickly before washes have a chance to dry. I enjoy working wet-on-wet outdoors, as the colors get a time to mingle and mix on their own.
Tuesday, March 27, 2007
5 x 7 acrylic on canvas panel