Sunday, June 28, 2009

Bass harbor shack

8x10 oil on wood

Working on a Shack on Bass harbor. Just don't know how those guys can make distant boats look good. Mine are crap, but that's why i'm working on them.

The temp is painful here in Dallas. Those weather casters are full of it," Hi of 98". It's 82.6 in side with the ac on.

Friday, June 26, 2009

No Stems

8x10 oil on wood

Have two new cherries without stems on show today.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Cherries and Jug

8x10 oil on wood

A little fruit and a little jug i crafted (1992). I almost ate all the cherries before remembering to use them in a painting. I think i'll use them tomorrow also.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Tail end of Somes sound

8x10 oil on wood

This is facing north standing on Sound dr. ( i think ) If you look the other way you see Somesville and the sound. It's nice a peaceful, and i thought that even though there isn't a good subject standing out, i could still just paint it. It's dark woods on the left side.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Veggie challenge

8x10 oil on wood

Here's this current challenge. Trying to keep it loose and festive.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Red boat house

8x10 oil on wood

This is the big red boat house in Southwest Harbor, Maine. The gray building is stealing some thunder from the red.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Otter cliffs

8x10 oil on hardboard

Looking across to Otter cliffs in Acadia NP. Just trying to get a feel for the scene, and not any subject of focus, like a lobster boat or kid jumping on the rocks.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009


8x10 oil on hardboard

I didn't like the herons so i covered them up and put in the guy fishing. There were two guys fishing but i'll put in one to see how it feels. 

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Twin herons

8x10 oil on hardboard

Saw these two herons on a sunny spot of the bank. They don't stand out so well, but they were eyeballing me so i did what i could. This is right here in Las Colinas.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Country barn

8x10 oil on hardboard

This barn is located about 10 miles south of the scissor tailed flycatcher's location.  Fore ground might be too brushy looking in the painting, but it was like that in life. Struggling with the forming of the oak tree foliage. Maybe use a round brush and use a pounce method.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Boat house

                                                       8x10 oil on hardboard

Was trying to get the little boat house, and the trees around the far area to look painterlyish. I think that i should have used thicker paint on the house, to pop it out, maybe.   So i did see what it would look changed a little. Not rocking it though.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Cove by Northeast harbor

8x10 oil on wood

The little cove over on Peabody dr. around the corner from northeast. Fore ground rocks look a little weak, but what can i do?

Monday, June 1, 2009

Scissor Tailed flycatcher

8x10 oil on wood

This is a Scissor tailed flycatcher. This painting is looking South-southeast towards Grandbury, TX.  and is mid way between Weatherford and Cresson . It's like yesterdays painting a lot, in it's form