Wednesday, December 31, 2008

York harbor

16x20 oil on canvas

Well this is how it looked in my home town the first time I saw it in 5 years. Looks like the poor digicam has a noise problem.   Happy new Year!

Monday, December 29, 2008

Blue tea pot in gold frame

6x6 oil on hardboard
Thought i'd put to painting in the frame. The camera battery was low and I think that's why there is so much noise in the shadows.  I was trying to get folds to show up. One side is sharp and the other needs to be soft.  They don't look like folds to me. It might be the small size and i'll practice on larger sizes then transfer to the mini.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

grapefruit and spoon

6x6 oil on board

Couldn't get that glow through  the flesh of the fruit. I didn't have a white ground, so that might have been some of the problem.

Friday, December 26, 2008

Grapevine park tree

8x6  oil on canvas board
On Grapevine lake yesterday.

Merry Christmas

6x8 oil on canvasboard
The sun  was in and out yesterday. Today it's 72 and all that gulf moisture is on it's way north.

80 deg.  now.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Self portrait

6x6 oil on hardboard

Thought that I would try this from the photo that I sent in for the challenge.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Final Portrait

                                                               6x6 oil on hardboard

Well I'm going with this final version. She is back lit in her photo and there was some side reflected light, so she has a tan look.  I wasn't sure how to show the hair, sorry they look some what dreadlock. I could have made the hat extend out more but I had made the back ground and didn't want to drag more blue , so i left it.  I think I spent 6 hours on this.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Last challenge of the year

6x6 oil on hardboard

This is where I am with the portrait. I'll put in a some more line in the glasses. But i'm not putting in the dark lenses.

photo ref.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

portrait challenge

6x6 oil on hardboard
This is my start for the latest challenge. I got a little tired, mostly because just sitting in front of Mac, not enough lighting.  I'll work on it tomorrow, and I wanted to a tonalist version also. 

Thursday, December 18, 2008

geo pepper

6x6 oil on hardboard

Just a little wrinkled pepper done after work. Making all those groove and such is tough.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

challenge boots

9x9 oil on paper

I couldn't get the Caravaggio effect going so i went with the ochre tones in the challenge.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

challenge boots first pass

12x16 oil on paper
I worked on this yesterday and today. I was thinking of making it look like the old masters, I wish.  

Monday, December 8, 2008

Passing storm

The above photo is after the the time of the painting below.

16x20 oil on canvas

This is the end result of three attempts. This is off of seawall picnic point. I know the camera bent the horizon some what.  Every one eats lunch here. There must have been a hole in the clouds to produce that shimmer line in front of the boat.


6x8oil on panel

Too much green. Just wanted to do and evening painting. I didn't do well on this one.