Sunday, November 29, 2015
This painting was done on location while at Washington Island in Door County, Wisconsin. I was in a field at the historic "Island Dairy" which is home to one of the largest lavender farms in Wisconsin. The rows of lavender bushes were in stark contrast to the golden fields beyond. I love the yellow and purple combination.
Monday, November 23, 2015
This was a painting I did on my painting trip to Washington Island in Door County, Wisconsin. I went out to a small airfield. There were planes taking off and landing on the grass runway. I liked the little red "windsock" that was off in the distance. This painting was done in oil paint mixed with cold wax as the medium and applied with a palette knife. After the painting was complete I heated it with a heating element to give the painting an encaustic feeling.
Sunday, November 15, 2015
Thursday, November 12, 2015
A storm was coming, but as quickly as it formed, it dissipated without any rain. On the island the weather changes very quickly. We painted on location with our cars not far from us so we could make the dash to cover if necessary!!
The weather has turned blustery here but last week I got to go outside to paint with my friend Sallie. It was one of those wonderful, beautiful fall days. The leaves were still on the trees and we painted at a park along Lake Michigan. Pleine air painting is like camping. You really have to have all the right equipment and you have to be able to set it up and break it down pretty efficiently. Not to mention you also have to stare at the scene before you and figure out a way to capture it on a small, empty canvas. That is the hard part.
Until next season....
Until next season....
Monday, November 9, 2015
Wednesday, November 4, 2015
I thought this was a very rhythmic composition.
Saturday, October 31, 2015
This pet portrait was done of Chloe, my son and his fiance's German shepherd. She has a lot of beautiful black markings around her face and ears. Plus her left ear has a little notch from an injury. I think it adds to her personality.
Thursday, October 29, 2015
6x6 inch oil on gessoboard
I loved the transparency of the blue vase so that you could see the small silver spoon through the glass. And, the onion was just standing by at attention nearby the tomatoes. See this small painting and others at my website below:
Sunday, October 25, 2015
This painting was from a photograph I took in my kitchen. The afternoon sun was coming in the window and reflecting off the cut glass. I laid one of my blue and white dish towels underneath and it have a blue cast to the whole setting.