Monday, November 16, 2015

Wild Wine

 Wild Wine  6 x 8 oil on linen panel
I always am attraced to wild vines, there is a grace and flow to them that is like a dance. These happen to be wild grape vines which are not only beautiful to paint but the grapes  make fabulous jelly. This is also done with palette knife work. predominanting.

Friday, November 13, 2015


Grounded oil on panel 6 x 8
Another palette knife painting am loving the feel of the texture and the clarity of color. Am loving the change from brush to knife just for the CHANGE alone, good to shake things up once in awhile.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Fall Jewels

Fall Jewels, oil on panel  6 x 8
 This began as a plein air painting in Carlos State Park very near where we live. However, when I got it into the studio the colors were too bright so reworked it in more subtle colors and am pleased with how it depicts the area as I remembered it.

Monday, October 5, 2015

A Touch of Sun

A Touch of Sun 9 x 12TOil on linen panel
This is a plein air painting done in two sessions, same time of day a couple of days apart. There is a small damn on this pond and river, fish are swimming and can be seen clearly in the clear wateo enjoy in the filtered sunlight with a mellow breeze every  now and then.

Little Green Apples

Little Green Apples 5 x 7 oil on canvas panel
Another all palette knife piece, so much fun, this took a bit longer than the pine tree but I think it was worth the effort, I am enjoying the change of pace from the brush.

Shoreline Sentry

Shoreline Sentry  5 x 7 oil on canvas panel
I have been having fun changing it up a bit. This is all done with a palette knife. A thinned out layout of color is put down with a size 6 brush, fairly large for a small canvas, no detail and leaves only a wash of color in the main areas. Then I use a palette knife to build the painting. The knife keeps the paint colors cleaner than when I use a brush which can have a tendency to mix the colors as they meet and layer.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Rolled Gold

Rolled Gold oil on canvas 9 x 12
All my years of living in farm country has left me with a love of fields in all seasons of the year. This field is not far from our home and fairly glowed in the sunlight.This straw will be used for bedding for animals as well as many other uses and not only on the farm.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Sunnys II

Sunnys II  5 x 7 oil on panel
Same reference as  the first painting, having fun working direct alla prima, my 2 nd painting for  30 paintings in 30 days.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Early Spring

Early Spring 6 x 8 oil on panel
After a long winter of snow, grey and cold these Spring colors are more than welcome and just couldn't help painting these happy colors.  For a little spark I added magenta,.....look for the touches of it especially toward the right.