Thursday, December 30, 2010

Catching up on Commissions oil painting

The last month or so I have been working hard to catch up all the commission paintings that have accumulated. I have them listed on a board. Two more to go! This represents my biggest challenge so far ....a 60x40 canvas of Seattle city, down by the waterfront. It is still in progress but I am feeling pretty good about the overall composition.
Some may recognize this scene, as I have done it before..I don't always have success repainting prior work but this turned out okay. 15x8 oil on canvas..."Green Pastures"

Same with "The Puzzled Cow"...think I have painted this guy about four times now....sheesh!..People love him...and so do I!.....9x12 oil on canvas

I don't get to do many pet paintings...not really my forte' ....but I had fun doing "Merlin" in watercolor....12x9, W/C

Another painting of the mouth of the Dungeness river....for the same gentleman who has commissioned the rest of my river paintings......God bless him!
These paintings are all for available work

Monday, December 20, 2010

"Other World Abstraction" oil painting

My son Maury is attending The Art Institute of Seattle, taking game design and working on some concept art.....I painted this one for him......My lame attempt at concept art.....But it's fun!!

Monday, December 13, 2010

"Mount Rainier from the Bainbridge Ferry" oil landscape painting

This painting was done from a photo I took off the deck of the Bainbridge Island to Seattle ferry on a beautiful clear day . I was on my way to Alki Arts, the new gallery that is showing my work on Alki Beach. You can just see a bit of Alki though the trees and across the water of Puget Sound.
11x14 oil on canvas panel

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

"Take me to Pike Place" Seattle City oil painting

Pike Place market in Seattle is one of my favorite spots for gathering images of city scenes and the people who live, work and shop there...especially on rainy days....This painting was a view up Pike towards the convention center on a blustery day in November.

16x20 oil on canvas sold

Thursday, December 02, 2010

"Grand Entry" Yakima Pow Wow dancer, oil painting

My friend and founder of Sacred Road Ministries, Chris Granberry, took the photo I used as reference for this painting. This young Yakima native is doing the Fancy Dance at a Pow Wow from this summer on the reservation. If you are interested in purchasing this painting, half the proceeds will be donated to Sacred Road ministries.
For info email 16x20 oil on canvas

Thought I would show the progression of this painting.....sometimes it is really hard to know when to stop, especially when a painting is going really good from the just have to use your instincts as an artist..........but I really liked the painting at this stage!

Here I sketched the image out on the canvas with a "drawing brush" and a little cad orange with ultramarine blue.

The concept sketch from my sketchbook.
The finished painting will be available at Knowles Studio this Saturday the 4th of Dec for our second annual Oasis charity art show. 50% of the proceeds of art sales will be donated to Oasis, an outreach ministry to the victims of sex trafficking in the U.S. and many other countries.