Saturday, September 30, 2006

thalo 3b

the second of the three. oil on yupo, 7.5 x5.5"

Friday, September 29, 2006

thalo 3a

used thalo blue, sap green and lemon yellow for this, first of a trio. oil on yupo 5.5"x7.5"

This item is offered for sale at my etsy shop.

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

eggs value study

had a heckuva time getting a reasonable photo today. i have lighting issues.
from a photo at wetcanvas. 9x12" sketchbook

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

sierra no sienna

i usually use a limited palette which includes both raw and burnt sienna, but today i did not use either in this semi-abstract rendition of a remembrance of the Sierra Nevada mtns. 8x10"ish
oil on yupo

Monday, September 25, 2006

messy flowers

a mish mash of techniques here, but interesting study nevertheless. oil on yupo 10" sq.

Sunday, September 24, 2006

poppies in sept

i feel i got the abstract quality i have been seeking in a painting with an obvious subject; i think my recent work in the abstract realm has helped, hurrah!
6.5x9" oil on yupo

this item is offered at auction at

Saturday, September 23, 2006


fun with paint and paper, a monoprint and a 'ghost' (2nd) print.

each about 8x10" on stonehenge printmaking paper, coated with acrylic medium.

Thursday, September 21, 2006

exp, orange and torrit gray

today's experiment. torrit gray is a special gamblin paint color they send out once a year when they clean the air filter! it is bluish.

10x8" oil on yupo

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

experimental primary

these are getting to be a daily joy. spontaneous, dynamic. feels like aaahhh. pic probs, will try later.
imageshack link to the painting

and there it is. oil on yupo, 8x6"

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

experimental, ublue bsienna

more fun with tools. oil on yupo, 6x8"
m-u-s-t c-r-e-a-t-e m-o-r-e

Monday, September 18, 2006

experimental, pink

an experimental piece, fun on mon-day! oils on yupo, used a pastel tool to achieve the marbling. don't know if i will be able to repeat this ... the photo is a closeup, the full piece is 6x8"

Saturday, September 16, 2006

beer bottle

unsatisfied with this, but must get on with life today. oil on yupo, 8x6"

Thursday, September 14, 2006

me the overpainting 2

Some adjustments, the paint will be tacking up now, will have to wait for final session. This canvas had a good oil paint layer on it and the paint behaves differently on this surface, really seems to take advantage of it's oiliness. Some of the light bits, like along the right face, are glare.

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

me the overpainting 1

overpainting, feeling my way thru this. will need more work. have been watching Johnnie Lilidahl on the artist channel doing portraits, and it has helped me with this one.

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

me the underpainting

beginning a self portrait. oil on stretched linen, 14x11"

Sunday, September 10, 2006

bright eyes

update to the bright eyes baby.
the photo is from

Saturday, September 09, 2006

busy time

this was a busy work week, and an attempt to 'improve' my website resulted in 'toast', so had to spend hours fixing it. also added an link over on the right, because, ta da! i have joined the online auction artists. artbyus is a friendly site run by artists, prices are reasonable and the bidding is easy. not like that cutthroat last seconds software bidding stuff i have seen elsewhere.
I did tweak 'shauna' a little and posted the new picture to the previous post, 'bright eyes' needs a little more work b4 i post an update.

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

beautiful baby

a bright-eyed little cutie, don't have the name. unfinished. 9x12 graphite

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

leaves 06

strengthened some shadows. 20x16" oil on pintura canvas panel.

Monday, September 04, 2006


update with a few tweaks
update with the photo

a darling little girl named Shauna from wetcanvas ref image library. graphite, 12x9"

Sunday, September 03, 2006

the real kurt

a friend asked me to post kurt's picture to see the likeness.
i think it is done, and finally, a pretty good likeness. graphite in the 12x9" sketchbook.

Saturday, September 02, 2006

leaves, too

changed the concept, i am happier with this, tho it is unfinished. 20x16" oil on pintura canvas panel.

Friday, September 01, 2006


umm, i seem to have forgotten how to paint. a rather large mess at 20"x16". not sure what i will do with this, scrape or let dry and paint over. thick paint.