Tuesday, June 18, 2013
One more painting ready to go to La Posada de Santa Fe... I'm hoping to do one more before I head out to New Mexico to deliver new work.
This has been a fun series of paintings! I actually did a version of this same idea for the demo I did earlier this week at the Trinity Art League in San Antonio. I did the demo as a 20 x 16 but I wiped it off at the end because the sunflowers died. :(
I've been putting birds in the last three and in the next one I'm thinking a real bird might be fun. I'll just have to think about it a bit. All of the first four have flowers in them so I'll probably do some more flowers... here I am, thinking out loud!
Monday, June 10, 2013
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
This painting is still on the easel but I thought I'd post it now. I'm considering adding a twig of leaves wrapping around the left side of the pitcher to round out the composition but I'm still mulling it over. I did a test image in photoshop and I think it's worth a try. Other than that, I just want to make sure the background transitions are nice and smooth (looks pretty good here but that's the wonders of Photoshop) It looks pretty good in person but the photograph brought out some rough areas that I'm not really happy with....
funny how that works!
Anyway, here it is. I put a small image with the added twig that I worked up in PS just to see if I'd like it. Comments are welcomed but may be ignored! LOL
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
OLD OAK & REDBUD
20 x 24 inches
Oil on Cradled Wood Panel
Both of these paintings will be available next week through
COMPANIONS...I finally finished the companion painting to OLD OAK & REDBUD and the two paintings are ready to be delivered to La Posada de Santa Fe. I'm looking forward to being able to hand deliver them and enjoy a short road trip to Santa Fe and a stay at this beautiful hotel! What a treat!
It's always nice to get through a project like this one and it's fun to get started on the next painting. I have a good one planned and I'll try to post some progress paintings as I work through it.
Monday, April 8, 2013
Saturday, March 30, 2013
Didn't get a chance to paint today but I received an email from the new owner of ORANGE PEELED. It has arrived safely in Redlands CA (orange grove country) and it's happily hanging in their home.
It's always nice when people are nice enough to let you know the ongoing "life story" of your work. Most of the time, you send off a painting and you never hear about it again. These people are excited to have the painting and that is just the "cherry on the top"!
After working at Cactus Jack's today, I decided to take a few photos before coming home...
Hopefully, tomorrow will be a more artistic day. Paul made two 20 x 24 inch cradled wood panels that need to be gessoed and the beginning of a horse painting is on the easel.
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