Saturday, August 14, 2010

Pink Rose

An oil sketch done in about 20 to 30 minutes. The time is only important in regards to not overworking it. I (anyone does) can have a tendency to not stop when the feel of a painting looks right and 'ruin" it.
This (and the ones I'm doing this week) are meant to be studies.

Oil on Linen, 12 x 9

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Lemon Tree?

Well I finished this a couple weeks ago, but I'm not sure the title is right now. I had to to leave it since I entered it in a competition with that title. Now, it seems very feminine and almost like an aging woman. Someone else pointed that out to me. Sometimes things happen in a painting that the painter isn't fully conscious of. I actually like that. Sometimes.

Oil on Linen
30 x 20

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Lemon Tree

I haven't been posting on this blog in awhile (not that anyone noticed!) but I felt like putting up a detail of this. I'm liking it a lot. I almost like just this part (top third or less) cropped but when it's finished I'm hoping I like the entire painting. You never know till it's done.

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Progress 4

I like the feel of this underpainting enough, that I'd like to retain it in the finish. That won't likely happen as the finishes are much tighter.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Progress 2

I got back to this one after working on a few other things.
As of now, it'll have some lemons on the top of the paper.
Usually I set up a still life completely, but sometimes I let it evolve. The only things I knew that would be in this one are the pedestal (which is a banister I got a year ago from a salvage yard, and am just getting around to painting) and the paper. Which was going to be colored tissue paper, but all the whites in this are what'll be fun to paint; the colder white paper with the warmer whites of the pedestal, and the old, even warmer white door behind.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

In Progress 1

I thought I'd document the process of a painting. I sometimes photograph states of a work, but decide to post some here (mainly so I can easily check it myself, with the dates).
This will likely be one of a series of still lifes with colored tissue paper (though this one's will be white).
I've been trying to mute my palette for a while, and "Parsnips" was one of the first ones where I did that, so I think this one will be similar.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010


A fairly quick (2 hours?) oil sketch. I haven't painted people in awhile and I'm warming up on my own face. That sounded odd, but ...

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Jamie W.

I think I'm finished with this one.
Well I thought so before then kept messing with it.
Oil On Linen, approx 19 x 15

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Jamie W.

This is one I'm still working on, but I sort of like how it's going. A little smoother and tighter than I intended but that's how these things go. Sometimes the painting tells you how it wants to be painted.

Oil on Linen, 20 x 16

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Parsnips I presume?

I believe these are parsnips and a turnip. So I'm told. I choose things to paint without regard for name, flavor or utility. I just like the way they look.

Trio, Oil on Linen 15 x 16

Friday, July 10, 2009