Monday, June 30, 2008

Tres Tomatoes

6x8 oil on canvas panel  click photo

All single strokes, no scrubbies. I think these came out well. The reflected light into the dark side of the tomato I'm a little unsure about.

Cable crossing.   9x12 oil on canvas panel

Did this one last spring. I'll be here in Aug.   :)

14x11  oil on canvas

This after Claude Monet's   "The Mocking bird"  I really liked this little section of the larger painting he did. This is like the second painting using brushes I did.

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Blue and white

8x6 oil on wood

Just Messing. Was trying to round the cylinders. I need some better backgrounds.

One pile of paintings.

Friday, June 27, 2008


6x4 oil on canvas panel
It's funny on the weather channel when they say "Hight today 96, currently 101. 

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Melon slice on plate

6x6 oil on masonite

Funky cut melon slice.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Subdued melon

6x6 oil on masonite

Looks a little better than the rest. It was done with scrubby brush work. Not what I'm wanting to improve on. I want to work on single brush strokes and leave them.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Melon and slices

6x8 oil on canvas panel

Another craptacular effort.  The drawing of the cut out melon is off. Rats. There was limited side lighting on the melon, and i wanted to show the up the light area, but was a little shy with the values. I think that i divided my concentration between the two areas and  ended up cutting my focus on both.   :(  

Monday, June 23, 2008


9x12  oil on canvas panel

I can see that not showing the L shape of the cut out wedge makes the upper right confusing. This angle of comp was low and the light was at an angle that made the upright portion of the cut melon light. I have and idea for the next one though. You know,I wish there were a Art Students league, of Dallas. 

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Rose and melon

12x9   oil on canvas panel
Thought that I would show the melon before the consumption. I still made the back ground too light again. :(  I made the light shine on the rose and it kept the rest of the subject under lit. Well, that''s what i was going for anyway. It was up to 101 when i started this one.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Rose in cup

8x6 oil on canvas panel

The value of the light side of the rose is too close to the background. I was carried away playing in the paint. 

Friday, June 20, 2008

Just a yellow rose

6x6 oil on masonite

Crappy photo while wet. 

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Yellow rose june

8x6 oil on canvas panel     click photo

This must be rose week.  Swerly reflections in the water.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Sliced Cantalope

8x6  oil on canvas panel

This one seemed to have come out better than the craptactular one yesterday.  I think the comp needs something else. 

Tuesday, June 17, 2008


8x6 oil on canvas panel

A little weak. I'll work on another comp.

Monday, June 16, 2008

apples and lemon

6x8  oil on canvas panel

another hot one today. 102 while i painted this one. That one apple had a few palomino spots.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Miniola and cup

6c8 oil on canvas

It's 9:30pm and still 92 out side.  Up to 102 today, a cool rain would be nice. This is an earthenware cup that Steve Fowler made back in 82.

Friday, June 13, 2008

lemon and spoon

4x6  oil on canvas panel

That reflective surface is a tough one. That alizarin is so siruppy that i couldn't get a good suggestion reflection. I gave it a go though.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

apple spoon

4x6   oil on canvas panel

slight blur.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Tres Amigos

6x8 oil on canvas panel      click  photo

Had the peppers, so they were the subject before the salad.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

radishes and lemon

6x8 oil on wood

Didn't get to the store to look for the watermelon.  Used 834kw energy this past month. Last month 250kw. I'm checking my lottery numbers now.  :p

Monday, June 9, 2008

roses at tea

6x8 oil on canvas panel  click photo

I wanted to see if i could get a likeness of the roses. This set up shows my pochade box top as easel.  It's 20 deg. cooler right now than all week.

Sunday, June 8, 2008

citrus on square

6x8 blurry oil on canvas panel

Not firing on all cylinders. Jammed a finger and a little hip dysplacia. Tried a second painting and couldn't pull that one off either. I'm thinking a slice of watermelon.  :)

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Red Pepper and cup

6x8 oil on canvas panel   click photo

A little rushed but, i'm tired.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Pepper on Plate

6x8 oil on canvas panel       click on photo

Now it's 99 out. I'm toast and it's not even the hottest time of the year.

Monday, June 2, 2008


6x8 oil on canvas panel   click photo

Little glare on this but it's 98.2 outside and i'm not reshooting. It would be nice to have more than two days a year that i can open the patio door and let in some fresh air.

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Out of the Shadow

6x8 oil on canvas panel

I think I got the translucent quality in a few places. But it still looks weak. Fruit fly licking his chops while I did this.