Wednesday, November 30, 2005

kt's worm

feeling tired and uninspired this a.m.
spied this little twisty worm that was a fav of my daughter's and managed to paint w/o crying.
used some 'oil pastel card' to paint on, no gesso.
oils, about 5x7"

Tuesday, November 29, 2005

pink poinsettia

fast and fun. 10" square, oil on yupo. the holidays are coming...

Monday, November 28, 2005

figure drawing

pastel and charcoal pencil on yellow recycled paper. 7x12"

Sunday, November 27, 2005

sycamore on 41

when i was driving home from painting 'fav house' the sun was hitting the light bark of this sycamore and softly lighting the leaves. there was a lot of haze and it seems to make the air itself glow. i only had time to shoot a few photos for a possible painting. it seems to help me if i have a couple of days to let the scene develop in my mind, and then put it on the canvas. i used a piece of linen taped to a board for this. about 12" square.

Saturday, November 26, 2005

fav house

started this 'en plein air' on wednesday and finished today 'in house'. 9 x 12" oil on pintura canvas panel.

Friday, November 25, 2005

white pony

ain't he cute? from a photo. 11x14 oil on canvas panel.

Thursday, November 24, 2005

tahoe sunset, winter

from a photo, 8 x 10" oil on yupo

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

pastel sketch

change of pace, a 15 min pastel sketch from a photo. 9x12" various gray pastels on sennelier gray pastel paper.

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

3 leaves

leaf study. 12x16" oil on panel

Monday, November 21, 2005

leaf as tree

had to be done, but may add a few cows grazing. 11x14" panel

Sunday, November 20, 2005

'nother sycamore leaf

i love dry leaves. these sycamores are huge! about a foot in length and width, so life size on this 11"x14" panel. i did this by lamplight whereas yesterday's has a daylight influence.

Saturday, November 19, 2005

sycamore leaf

brought home a few leaves from my creek outing yesterday. 9x12" oil on pintura panel

Friday, November 18, 2005

dry creek

outside today. 9x12" panel

Thursday, November 17, 2005

glass bottles

a study of reflection, shadow and liquid. 8x10 oil on yupo

Wednesday, November 16, 2005


well, uh, gourds. had a green toned panel which lent itself well to this subject. 9x12" oil on panel.

Tuesday, November 15, 2005


morning study. 8x10" oil on yupo

Monday, November 14, 2005

another plein air

a foggy day at the local park, a study from earlier in the week. 9x12" oil on panel.

Sunday, November 13, 2005

fall en tha hood

i see some corrections that need to be made, but i got the orange tree against the blue sky i wanted. 9" x 12" oil on panel

Saturday, November 12, 2005

pastel sketch, self

something different. haven't used my pastels for a while, it was a fun change. 9"x12" on gray sennelier pastel paper.

Friday, November 11, 2005

fall bouquet day 4

i think i messed up more than i improved. need to let it dry now, it's sticky and paint won't blend.

Thursday, November 10, 2005

fall bouquet day 3

more development, i think it's close to finished. 12x16" oil on canvas/panel.

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

fall bouquet day 2

update on the leaf bouquet.

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

fall bouquet

first layer 2 day, more tomorrow. will be in color. 12" x 16" oil on canvas panel.

Monday, November 07, 2005

leaves, tonal study

yup, fall leaves. first a tonal study, maybe tomorrow, color. 8 x 10" oil on yupo

Sunday, November 06, 2005

sea grass turkey tonal study

yeah, my 100th post to this blog!
oil on yupo, 8"x10"

Saturday, November 05, 2005

red onion

drove around lookin for a painting but i didn't find a good spot, went home and did a still life.
blogger was down earlier, now it's up so i can post b4 work.

9"x12" oil on panel

Friday, November 04, 2005

after picasso, good cheer

when copying from masterworks, it is common practice to sign 'after' whomever, and your name. this is a great way to learn and used in art school. anyhoo, not only did i copy picasso's 'woman with yellow hair', i got in a great mood from doing it! the lyrical lines, complementary colors used, his childlike simplicity, her peaceful repose, there is actually a lot going on here. deceptively simple, i believe. the more i study, the more i like about art.
8"x10" oil on yupo

Thursday, November 03, 2005

framing day

spent the afternoon framing and showing a couple of paintings. the antique store owner was unable to purchase the painting of her store, but is willing to take the other piece on consignment for a month, so there is a thread of hope there still.

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

another old truck tonal study

the title says it all. 8"x10" oil on yupo

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

room with a view

i love it when my inner eye says "paint that"! the view from my window, a california autumn scene. 11"x14" oil on masonite. about 45 mins into this, probably will need some adjustments but done for today. i like the feel and imperfection. ha, ha!