Thursday, December 7, 2017

Portrait Commmission

Oil on panel, 10 x 8 in.

A very nice customer asked me to paint this portrait of her 3 year-old granddaughter.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Turban Squash

Oil on cradled panel, 12 x 12 in.
I took a painting class once that emphasized color matching. I ultimately decided that method wasn't for me but I did use it for this painting. I found it helpful in getting all the color and value changes represented in the patterns on the squash.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Requiem for a Bear

Bear Skull, 9 x 12 in.

An artist friend of mine borrowed this bear skull from his neighbor to use in a painting and then lent it to me. We were told the bear was hit by a car. I found myself thinking about the bear while painting it, wondering about it's life and death and hoping I did it some justice with my painting. 

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Wednesday, July 19, 2017


What appealed to me most in the set up for this one was the reflected light on the underside of the bananas and I tried to capture that in the finished painting.

"Bananza" 12 x 12 in.