Sunday, May 28, 2006

Country Mailbox#5 (SOLD)


My daughter took a picture of this rusty mail box somewhere near the Iowa Great Lakes. It made a nice enough painting on it's own, but after thinking it over I decided to put a yellow ribbon on the post to create a whole new meaning to the piece. It's bad enough to be in harm's way as an occupation, but just think what the families back home must endure. This was painted at 5"x7".

Thursday, May 25, 2006

Banana still life#4 (SOLD)

I'm trying to get thicker paint, and livelier strokes happening in my paintings while still achieving some degree of realism. I really admire Scott Burdick's work, but it takes a lot of nerve to plaster that much paint on a canvas, and make it look real. I'll keep pushing.

Sunday, May 21, 2006

Superstition#3-SOLD- (click here to see auction results on eBay)


This is a painting I did from photos of Superstition Mountain near Phoenix. I plein air painted one painting that day, but ended up bringing it back to my studio to touch up. I took a bunch of shots as I painted, and have finshed more than a few from that day, including a larger piece that was of the true"golden hour" when the mountain was a brilliant rose hue. Click on this image for a larger view.

Friday, May 19, 2006

Cherry Pie#2 (SOLD)

My next post is of a piece of cherry pie. My Mom and Dad's anniversary was last week and we brought over a cherry pie to share. I took some shots of my piece..and a few others, and settled on this set-up. Click on image for a larger look.

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Oranges #1-SOLD-(click here to see auction results on ebay)


My first post is going to be an 8x10 still life of an orange. I love the color...the translucence, and the textures that you find in oranges, and thought it would make a great first subject.
I'm putting most of my blog images for sale on eBay, but from time to time I'm going to use it just for a way of getting things out there that I want other artists and friend s to see. The main purpose of "twiceaweek" is not to just sell, but get in the habit of painting more often, and to find a technique that I can enjoy, and be happy with the results as well. I've been an illustrator for more than 25 years now, doing paintings that were tightly rendered, and rich in detail and texture. These paintings will hopfully be the opposite in technique...but similar in look. The illusion of detail, and looser in application of paint. I guess I'm going to see where they lead. Click on the image for a larger view.
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