Friday, January 30, 2009

Apple stand

6x6 oil on hardboard

Just pulled the apple out of the shadows. It wasn't easy to get the light pattern to look right with the lumps of the apple on the right side.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Lumpy orange

6x6 oil on hardboard

I know, he's looking more like a potato than orange. I cast a  shadow on the orange, on the left side.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

One up

6x6 oil on hardboard

That's a fuji apple and it only had the slightest bit of greenness to it. That orange is lumpy and I made the strokes, as best as i could, to show this. 

Monday, January 26, 2009

Final victorian house

16x20 oil on canvas

I added the oil stains to the street. I really wanted to use vigorous brush work on the house  but I'm not sure just how William Wray would do it.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

challenge victorian house

16x20 oil on canvas

This is the current challenge. I thought that I would put in a street going past St. Peter and Paul church and ending at Coil tower.  I wanted to make it foggy but then got lost. The house photo was with out strong contrast so I couldn't place the sun. I could see the finish of the painting in my head, but it didn't come out that way.  That might have been because i didn't use a photo ref for the rest of the photo. I might just rework it 

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

orange and forms

6x6  oil on hard board

Well  I threw the first one in the trash, crappy landscape. I can get mad. Then I did this. I guess the dark bottle threw me, with out any value changes to turn the form. 

Sunday, January 18, 2009


6x6 oil on hardboard

Foggy day by the rocks

Monday, January 12, 2009

Challenge jefferson mon

18x24  oil on canvans

I was thinking this is the final take for the challenge. That top of the painting should be really blue but I didn't want to tweak it too much in Photoshop to try and make it right.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Looking down Somes sound

Reworked version. Don't know if this is any better.

6x8 oil on canvas panel
This doesn't look too... well anyway, I guess it's painted too thin and it lacks depth not real impasto or brush strokes.  I should work on it tomorrow and get some more paint on it.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Sun split

4x6 oil on canvas panel
Going for the sunset over the cow pond. Was trying to get the cat tail reeds to show but couldn't pull it off.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Elm fork and birds

4x6 oil on canvas panel

I got this feeling for the the river down the road. I made it foggy, or tried to anyway.  There were all these Cormorants in the trees. Thousands of them, crapping on every thing too. They also made this monkey hoot sound
Cormorants in the trees and farther in the background for about a mile on the far side of the river.  They are hugh but there isn't a scale to tell by in the photo.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Wedge and pear

6x6 oil on hardboard

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Gull on rock

8x6 oil on canvas panel

He was eyeballing me. It's tough for me to get that little  2 inch bird painted well. His eye smooshed out hugh, i used a tiny bursh but it wasn't done close to what i wanted. I guess there's no reason not to paint several editions until i can get the paint flowing, and colorful.  This is down at Seawall where i can't believe there is a single periwinkle left from every kid picking up one to take home far away.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Storm lake

8x10 oil on hardboard

Evening stormy weather.