Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Soaking Pear

6x6 oil on  masonite

Tried to paint as fast as i could with out fuss, just to see if I was too fidgety by taking longer.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

canned Tomato

6x6 oil on masonite

Another hot one today.  This one looks a little over worked. 

Monday, July 28, 2008

Backlit lpear

6x6 oil on masonite

Same set up as the last post. Just changed the lighting.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Sidelit Pear

107 out side in the shade and 80 in side.

6x6 oil on masonite

Simple side lit brown Pear. It's not one of those redish pears thought. You can see the gesso waves in the painting, not the paint.

Thursday, July 24, 2008


8x6 oil on canvas panel

Tried a more thicker application of paint. Doesn't look good. Need to turn this around.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Bowl of Tomatos

6x6 oil on masonite

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Pepper on blue

6x6  oil on masonite

Before the salad.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Flower 3

6x6  oil on masonite

Turned the flower to see the bulbous back side of the flower. Not happy with this one either. The shadows with the prismatic wedge were more interesting. 

Sunday, July 20, 2008

flower 2

6x6  oil on masonite

Doing every petal is making this painting sloppy. Now I'm sure I have a demo in a book somewhere. But I have an idea for a more abstract and cleaner rendering.  And changing containers for the flower. 

Saturday, July 19, 2008


6x6 oil on masonite

Just a scrubby late night work. 

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

craptacular 2

6x8 oil on canvas panel
Sad work today.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

fruit & Veggie

6x6 oil on masonite

Just couldn't get an good angle on the photo. The set up is below.

Monday, July 14, 2008


6x6 oil on masonite
6x6 oil on masonite

Couldn't get it together yesterday.  Tried twice.  Made the on side cup too long.  The upper painting was a olive jar with water in it.  Couldn't get the pear right or the jar.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Deccocup and Pear

6x6 oil on masonite

Got a little wonky on the left side of the pear.

12x16 oil on masonite 2007 from a likeness of Calvin Liang

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Pear and remikin

6x6 oil on masonite

Added a dab of oil to the paint for this one.

12x16 oil on masonite from a likeness of Calvin Liang  2007

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Solo pear

6x8 oil on canvas

Not to great of a effort.  The camera makes the shadows iridescent and that bugs me.  I should have used a different background color. I think I know what i'll do next time.

                                                             12x16  oil on masonite from a photo 2007 This is from a Calvin Liang. I was trying to get a feeling of his seascape colors.  I would say in 3000 to 4000 more paintings I should get closer to his.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Cup and tomato

6x8 oil on canvas

The last of the tomatoes.

6x8 oil sketch of Sea wall   2007

Monday, July 7, 2008


12x16 oil sketch from a photo by Rod McLean.  Just trying to get a feeling for stormy weather and distant land heads.

6x8 oil sketch from 2007

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Jar and Tomato

8x6  oil on canvas panel

The last of the tomatoes . 

2007  Sea sketch #1  6x8 oil on canvas panel

Saturday, July 5, 2008


6x8 oil on canvas panel
Lemon snuck in there. Another after work effort. Didn't do any magic on this one.

Plein air  from last summer.  6x8 oil on canvas panel  Southwest harbor.  The big rock from a few days before is down at the end in the vee on the horizon.

Friday, July 4, 2008

On the can

6x6 oil on masonite

Rushed a little on this one. Just got off work. 

Back porch flowers.  6x8 oil on canvas panel  

Painted last summer. I better show some improvement by Aug this year.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

One in a cup

6x6 oil in masonite

Still on the vine tomatoes.

Plein air Lobster boat.    6x8 oil on canvas panel

This is in Southwest harbor across from the Coast Guard station. Done last summer.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Tres y sour

6x8 oil on canvas panel

Took for ever to load these photos. I like painting the tomatoes. Put the lemon slice in there for spice. 
Somesville Rock 6x8 oil on canvas 2007

This is one of my fav rocks. It's at the end of the only Fjord in the lower 48 states. The water on the lower left looks somewhat like it's running down hill to the left when in fact it's moving down to the right.  The tide is out.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Pepper and Tomatoes

6x6 oil on masonite

This pepper was hiding behind a bag. So this is his time in the light.

Bass Harbor Plein air 6x8 oil on canvas panel

Painted this one last summer and I will be here next month.