Friday, October 24, 2014

A Still Life

16x20 oil on canvas panel.
a work in progress

For a change, I started this still life months ago.  Sometimes we need a break from
themes we are used to, so , it's back to the still life.  It's a work in progress
so there is no need for me to try to finish quickly.

I will however continue my sketching and adding more variety to my work.  Happy painting everyone.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Small to Large.

5x7 to 18x24 oil on mdf

I have been busy in my studio the last few days.  Enjoying working on  a larger format.
Taking my mini oil sketches, either from my plein air paintings or reference photos.
It's challenging, but very enjoyable.

No plein air today, due to rain, so maybe some journal entries from a still life set up, happy painting
everyone.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Going Big

High Hopes

I love new beginnings, such high hopes of achieving what is in my own mind.  Even though it is
a simple composition, it aint easy.  I want to be able to paint a convincing sky and of course all the
lovely textures in nature.  I am in no hurry, it will be a labor of love and trial and error.

Hilda, it was great yesterday, will we get together soon, and I will keep you posted on any shows you may be interested
in doing.
Happy Painting Everyone.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

In my backyard

Oil sketch in my yard
oil sketch

Today was a relaxing day in the yard.  Just me and Mo.  After a wonderful time
at the Conklin House reception last night, and high light of the evening was
my blogging friend Hilda was there with a friend..  Hilda entered two of her wonderful painting one of the Horse and second
apples.  She is an amazing artist, and a beautiful person.  So very happy to have met her on the blog.

After always going a distance to find a interesting spot to paint only to be disappointed, today, I thought why not,
just go in the yard.  Packed my plein air gear, learning that less is best, my load was light, so
Mo and me enjoyed a wonderful day painting.
Now it's time for laundry and chores. Happy Painting everyon.

Monday, October 13, 2014

From a Distance

From a Distance

Mike has been suggesting that I paint the Bluff from the upper parking lot.  I took some
photos and painted this 5x7 oil on canvas mounted on foam board.
I do like the composition and will probably paint from the upper location.

Happy Painting everyone.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Sky and Cloud study

Cloud study in oil 5x7


Still doing studies of the Kings Park Bluff, wanted to capture the
magnificent  sky and clouds. Such a beautiful location.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Kings Park Bluff sketches in watercolor

Second sketch wc sketch in my moleskine journal
watercolor sketch in my moleskine journal

Hopefully tomorrow I will get back to my oils.  Yesterday spent the sketching in
watercolor. And pen and ink.

Needed to take a break, but tomorrow so looking forward to painting in oils.