Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Two Pears

 Two Pears
9 x 12

Two Pears, cropped
7 x 9

Love painting these pears. Fresh and colorful.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Lots of Trees


Lots of Trees in my studio now.
This little one is only 8" by 8".
More to come!

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Tree Study

What's not to love.
Color, Texture, Atmosphere.

12" x 12"


Thursday, July 14, 2016

July fun

 Wonderful class I am taking with Melinda Cootsona.
Her class is all about color.
This particular piece was done using both compliments and value
as my focus.
Her goal is to move us away from our fear of big, bold color.
So happy to be taking the class.

12 x 12


This is done from a photo published in her class.
We did it as a value study.
Seeing how different artists render the same photo........always something
to learn.

Friday, June 24, 2016

View From the River

 My last post was a painting called View from the River.
I knew I would take it further and 
here are the two resulting paintings
I love the top one. It is done on 
a piece of canvas from a pad.. 
Therefore it needs to be mounted.
We will see.

10 x 10


This is a 6 x 6 inch study that has an energy I like very much.
Quick and free.

All my paintings done in oil.


Tuesday, June 07, 2016

Plein Air

The View from the River

This is a 12 inch piece I did when we were painting at a local park.
I like all the triangles and love the trees.
My next job is to take this work even further.
One change will be to lose the muted colors and try for more

As ever, a work in progress.
I need to just 

Tuesday, May 10, 2016


I was gazing at an old bare dead tree as class painted at a local 
park last week.
What could it look like? How would it have been in its prime?

The colors just flowed.

8" x 8"