Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Pepper on Orange

8x6 oil on canvas panel

Just working on the pepper and trying out different colored surfaces.  Need to work on something else today.

Monday, September 29, 2008


Just painting last weeks subject, which I put in a subway station, as the photo was, with out editing much of it. Going to work on something else in a minute.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Mini Pumpkins

28x36  oil on gessoed mat

This is for this weeks Different strokes from different folks. You have to go to the bottom of Karins blog to see the ref photo I worked from. No there wasn't a cat in her photo, but I saw one.  click on photo to see more detail. It took an hour 45 .

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Walled Pepper

8x6 oil on canvas Panel

Got a little glare on this one.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Pepper in cup

click photo 6x6 oil on masonite

Still going with the pepper. It gets these reflective highlights on the shadow side, and i can't seem to put them in with finesse.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Green and blue

8x6 oil on canvas panel

That anahime pepper behind the blue bottle. 

Sunday, September 21, 2008


9x12 oil on canvas panel

Tough going on this one. This was the different strokes from different folks weekly painting.  Should have just worked on the man in chair cause he is so small in this painting.  I'll do that next time, to get a better likeness

Friday, September 19, 2008

Dos Peppers

6x6   oil on masonite

Don't know why it looks a little washed out. No telling. That red pepper's values are tough to get close. That's the bottom of a green pepper, folded upon itself.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

The Peppers

6x8  oil on canvas panel

An after work piece.  It's fair but a little short.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008


6x8 oil on canvas panel

I tried not to over work this pepper. The comp is a little weak  but I was able to stop insted of going further.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

More Corn

10x8 oil on masonite

Still keeping at it. Thought this one is a little more proper, but too messy. 

Monday, September 15, 2008

Indian corn

8x10 oil on masonite

Thought that I would give this a go. I guess it looks like corn. I'll need to keep working on different arrangements to use the corn.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Brused pear

6x6 oil on masonite

Put the spot light on the pear which was on black paper, curled up behind the pear so that it's cast  shadow could be seen. Didn't really come out as well as I hoped. Getting that yellow-green skin to show values that round the pear are a problem for me. Think if I use a bigger brush and make more abstractive strokes will do it, next time.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Karins beach

20x16  oil on canvas

Another weekly for the different strokes different folks blog by Karin Jurick

Thursday, September 11, 2008

spot lit pepper

6x6 oil on masonite

Made a little spot light for the pepper. Didn't do too bad a job. Kept it to single brush strokes.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Three pears

6x6 oil on masonite

Was trying to smudge the paint to get a progressive value. The edges were very sudden but i didn't pull it off. I tried to do it with single strokes first but,   i'm tired.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

September Pear on minican

6x6 oil on masonite

Doesn't seem the values are right. They are a tad darker on the pears dark side, but dark enough . Must be the can.   right!

Monday, September 8, 2008

Tomato on a miniCan

6x6 oil on masonite

I liked this little can.
We had lobster the last night before returning from Maine. Even Higgins and Zippy enjoyed some legs.
Higgins enjoying lobster leg.

Shy Zippy also enjoying some lobster for the first time.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Karin's Late Jack

6x6  oil on masonite

From a photo of Jack, Karin Juricks late beloved one. Also posted to the group blog 
http://differentstrokesfromdifferentfolks.blogspot.com  ( first time to put a link here) I can see i'm 4-5 years away from doing better work. I'll just need to work.  :)

Saturday, September 6, 2008

September Pepper

6x6 oil on masonite

A little pepper after work today. I think i have settled down some from my trip.