Monday, March 31, 2008

"Camelias with Teapot" still life , oil painting

I finally got around to constructing a shadow box for still life set ups. I made it to break down easily for transporting to the studio. I found an old drywall mud hock in my workshop, took the handle off and then drilled a hole in the base to fit the threaded bolt in my camera tripod. That made a nice lightweight table top on which I can rest my shadow box. The cool thing about using the tripod is that I can adjust the height of the still life to suit my easel set up....

This still life is made up of cut camelias that are already blooming in the yard and one of Leighs many teapots.

12x12 oil on canvas sold
You can kinda see the shadow box set up in my little corner of the studio where I work.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

"The Last Snow" landscape, oil painting

This is the last little painting I did before surgery and I haven't done anything for over a week so I am very anxious to get back to the studio and start working again! Doc says to take it easy so it will be a slow process.

Thank you for all the well wishes and prayers I received! I am grateful that all went well and I am on the mend ready to push paint again!

8x10 oil on panel ..sold

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

"Saint James Cathedral" urban oil painting, Seattle

St. James Cathedral at night brings back some wonderful memories of a beautiful night and a lovely face. sold

Sketches of St. James C.
The work in progress

Saturday, March 15, 2008

"Homestead" landscape, oil painting

This house is in Port Orchard. I used a warm pallet and added lights in the windows to give it an inviting mood. You, the viewer get to write the story behind the painting.....

8x10 oil on panel $150.00 Sold

Thursday, March 13, 2008

"Crow Flight"

First I got food poisoning then I got the flu which developed into bronchitis which gave me a violent cough which gave me a Hernia which explains why I have a lot of time to paint right now while I wait for my surgery on Wednesday.......Sheeesh

I have a whole stack of crow pictures that I take at lunch time while I'm sitting in the truck . All you need is a handful of french fries or potato chips. It was fun working on this little composition in between paintings

8x10 oil on ampersand panel $125.00

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

"Out to Pasture"

This car is sitting in a pasture just down the road from where I live on Bond road in Poulsbo. It would make a nice project car that you could buy and park in your yard and then think about how you are going to fix it up for the next twenty years. I like the idea of painting a picture of it and hanging it on the wall. 12x12 oil on canvas $225.00 SOLD

Saturday, March 08, 2008

Working my way through the coast sketches. I haven't tried to many dramatic sky paintings. They are a real challenge for me. This one looks better in person. I got a lot of glare from the wet paint. 11x14 oil on canvas $225.00

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

"The Old Plywood Mill", Port Angeles. urban landscape, oil painting

Its been a long haul getting through the last couple weeks. First I had food poisoning then I succumbed to the plague that has been going around. I finally felt well enough to try and paint without throwing up from the smell of turpentine! sheeesh.......

This painting is from one of the sketches I made at the old plywood mill in Port Angeles. I used my pallet knife a lot on this one trying to work in interesting and varied textures with all the white forms. 16x20 oil on stretched canvas $375.00 Sold