Monday, May 30, 2016

"Structure" oil on hardboard 6x6" $99

This was a bit of a color challenge. Several areas got changed multiple times. Finally it came together

Saturday, May 28, 2016

"Roses are Red" oil on hardboard 6x6"

Moving has provided so many unexpected challenges. Right now I am trying to find the ideal place to photograph the new paintings. I don't think today's is it

Thursday, May 26, 2016

"Road Trip 2" oil on hardboard, 6x6" $99

I always wondered why painters added numbers behind paintings. Now I know

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

"Road Trip" oil on hardboard 5x7" $99

Ross and I don't travel a lot but when we do it's almost always by car/truck. My mind swells with imagery.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

"The 2 of Us" oil on hardboard 6x6" $99 SOLD

Arial views take you totally out of what you know. The figures, the bikes....all become shapes and colors. Fun

Thursday, May 19, 2016

"Dream Vacation" oil on hardboard 5x7" $99

This beach wasn't actually empty but I kept imagining how wonderful it would be if it were. There you have it

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

"Hare" oil on hardboard, 5x7" $99

I've always wanted to paint rabbits. Not in a cute, ready for the baby nursery kind of way. Maybe even head toward the dark, hunter side. We shall see.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

"Tips" oil on hardboard, 5x7" $99

Okay! so I took some liberties with the color. No self control.

Monday, May 16, 2016

"Like I Was Saying" oil on hardboard, 5x7" $99

This is another study of a larger piece. It's helpful to work out the bugs on the small scale. By the time I get to the big canvas I feel like we are friends.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

"The Road Home" oil on hardboard, 5x7" $99

Time is sometimes on my side. I left this in the studio, thinking it just "wasn't". The next morning, when I walked in it was exactly like I intended it to be. Strange

Thursday, May 12, 2016

"Script" oil on hardboard, 5x7", $99

I really like well thought out tattoos. The marks on this mans body seem so natural and fluid with who he is. I would love to do an entire series of figures with ink enhancement. We shall see

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

"Doe" oil on canvas, 6x6", $99

This is the head study for a full figure, larger piece. It's odd how the expression and attitude are affected without the view of the entire body.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Perplexity, oil on hardboard, 8x8", $176

This is one of the first paintings I finished after getting back in the studio. It took me this long to get a photo. The dark background just kept throwing glare. There's still a bit too much blue in the flesh but I got tired of trying.

Friday, May 06, 2016

"Ties That Bind (2)" study, 6x6" oil on hardboard $99

This is the second study for the series I am contemplating. Isolating the figure to one side gave me a greater sense of loneliness.

Thursday, May 05, 2016

"Swoosh" oil on hardboard, 6x6" $99

There's something about a lone farm house that always reminds me of my youth. My paternal grandparents lived in a little white house in the country. My dad and his 4 crazy brothers were raised there. It's actually still in the family thought my dad and his parents have been gone for quite some time.

Wednesday, May 04, 2016

"Peep" oil on hardboard, 6x6" $99

This image fascinates me on so many levels. First, the projection of her head causing her skin tones to look so different. Light is an amazing thing. Then the patterns of her garment against the textural background. I may be forced to use this as a study and do a larger version of this.....

Tuesday, May 03, 2016

Devil's Duo, oil on canvas, 6x6" $99

The little community we moved to has a small airstrip surrounded by retired pilots. They are an interesting group. I find them to be amazingly close knit, fascinating life histories and still full of a sense of wonder and adventure. If I knew more about planes I would tell you about some. I guess there are some real rare jewels

Monday, May 02, 2016

Ties That Bind (study) 6x6" oil on hardboard $99

I've begun a series of figure paintings based on this lone female, swaddled in red fabric. This is a small study for the first painting. It helps me solve a lot of problems prior to tackling the larger image.

Sunday, May 01, 2016

Drift, oil on hardboard, 6x6" $99

Okay! so it has almost been one year to the day since my last post. Believe me, I am well aware. First we got a puppy. She's a Leonberger (Google it!). That was April 8, 2015. Then we got the bright idea to buy a new place and sell our house, 3 studios and 5 acres with 25 years of  STUFF. Start cleaning out now people.  Seriously. It was awful. On top of it we bought a house that was built in 1892. It had been "remodeled" but not in a good way. We had it gutted. We moved in before there were faucets....My point is, painting just fell to the way-back-burner. I am finally feeling comfortable with all the change and back at it. 
Now about this painting. Blogspot changed while I was away. Images are loaded differently and "presto", all the color changed when I dragged and dropped. Somethings shouldn't be messed with. 
At any rate, we now live with lots of windows and about 180 degree of salt water. It seemed appropriate the the first piece back would be  WATER.