Friday, September 30, 2005

house on the hill

went out to paint this a.m., instead of finishing the geranium. 9"x12" oil on panel

Thursday, September 29, 2005

geranium day 3

i'm feeling like this painting will come together, the plan is to finish tomorrow.

Wednesday, September 28, 2005

geranium day two

i decided to change the shape of the pot, and put more paint all over.

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

geranium block-in

a companion piece for the daisy w-i-p i did a couple of weeks ago. today is the block-in stage. did i make the pot too large? watch and wonder with me.

Monday, September 26, 2005

rocky canyon rd

another one from yesterday, not a good composition, too many things vying for attention but i like the grass.
12"x9" oil on masonite

Sunday, September 25, 2005

ranch road

drove the backroads today, lookin for a painting and i found one! 12"x9" oil on textured masonite.

Saturday, September 24, 2005

patio lily

tried a limited palette today, as suggested by artist Ken Backhaus. i did not have the right reds, but hopefully close enough.

Friday, September 23, 2005

plein air

went out to paint today, down by the lake. fairly happy with this one. painting outside is fun, but problematic, so you have to have time and be in the mood.

Thursday, September 22, 2005

van gogh pitcher

it was difficult to paint decoratively and dimensionally and try to copy van gogh. 8"x10" oil on claybord.

Wednesday, September 21, 2005


itza different day. i had an experimental painting on linen that i only liked parts of, so i cut out these flowers and pasted them onto some journals.

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

hen basket last day

as good as it gets. 11"x14" oil on linen

Monday, September 19, 2005

hen basket day three

close to finished, needs a little tweaking/highlights.

Sunday, September 18, 2005

hen basket day two

shaping up, i really like painting on linen.

Saturday, September 17, 2005

hen basket block-in

another w-i-p for ya, still doin' ot at work so thought i'd do the steps again. this is an 11"x14" piece of linen thumbtacked to a piece of gatorbord. (thick foamboard)

Friday, September 16, 2005

all warts

no time, and i tried to fake it by using the leftover paint i had on the palette. mistake. but no time for do-overs, so here it is, poor warty thing.

Thursday, September 15, 2005

pine needle basket

6"x8" oil on watercolor paper

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

a good day to...clean!

6"x9" colourfix soft umber pastel paper.

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

complete daisy

i'm happy with the way this turned out, my w-i-p idea worked well for a busy work week. 11"x14" oil on linen covered board.

Monday, September 12, 2005

page three

a little more today 11"x14" linen on panel

Sunday, September 11, 2005

page two

second day w.i.p. red gerbera

Saturday, September 10, 2005

work in progress

very busy at work this time of year, not much time to paint. decided to do a larger piece based on the red gerbera, and will post the progress here daily. I'm using a linen covered board, 11"x14".
here's the block-in, today's painting time.

Friday, September 09, 2005

red gerbera

7"x11" w/c paper

Thursday, September 08, 2005

gold glass pitcher

an unusual handworked glass pitcher 6"x10" w/c paper

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

horn orn

brass horn 5"x7" w/c paper

Tuesday, September 06, 2005


5"x7" w/c paper

Monday, September 05, 2005


awww, ain't they cute! 7"x11", w/c paper

Sunday, September 04, 2005


in a hurry, did not do justice to this cool plant. 9"x12" colourfix beige

Saturday, September 03, 2005


colourfix paper, 6"x9"

Friday, September 02, 2005

stainless steel bowl

had trouble finding what to paint today, usually i walk around my house and something says 'paint me', it was late b4 i heard the bowl. needs work, but i needed to photograph it b4 the sun is gone. tried the dual light source again, blue light from the window and yellow from a lamp.

Thursday, September 01, 2005

raku vase

raku fired pot bought at cpsu craft center.
9"x12", beige multimedia sandpaper
i am seeing some progress, this old dog CAN do!