Wednesday, July 29, 2009

mountain view from Bass harbor, Maine.

8x10 oil on wood

I liked the shape of the far mountains from this vantage point in Bass harbor, Maine.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Camden, Maine park

8x10 oil on wood

This is a park area next to the library. If you turn around, it's a view of the harbor. Guess i didn't get the window looking very painterly. Most times i try to get too artistic and it goes way wrong.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

York harbor beach

8x10 oil on wood

This is a hugh yellow house at York harbor beach. I left out the next two homes because i could. I was still working on the stormy sky. This was from last summer, my aunt lives in back of this home.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Storage barn

8x10 oil on wood

Working on the stormy skies.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Justin fields

4x6 oil on canvas panel

This is just a few miles north of the race track. There were a bunch of cattle there but i kept making blobs. Don't know how folks make suggested stuff so small.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Trailer home

4x6 oil on canvas board

Little place in the out back.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

COOP park #2

12x16 oil

Changed the sky to see if i liked better than the last.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Blue Hill Picnic area

12x16 oil on hardboard

When you go to the COOP in Blue Hill to get lunch, this is where you eat it. A little park around the bend.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Cherry singer

6x6 oil on hardboard

This cherry looked like it had stem like a stinger.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

All for One

6x6 oil on hardboard

Last of the cherries, so they teamed up for a last salute.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Final version

16x20 oil on masonite

Well I didn't want to mess with too much. I just want the face to turn in to the light and have an edge glow. Here's the challenge page.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Update on challenge

16x20 oil on hardboard
I was leaning to go with this version. I've wanted for the subject to emerge from shadow, some what different from the ref photo. Might have pulled it off.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

So far on the Challenge

16x20 oil on masonite

This is my start on the challenge so far. I got a little tired after a few hours, so i stopped for now, and look at it a while. Maybe some one will help me out.

Newest Challenge

Here is our Ref photo for the current challenge.

Here below is a few sketches to see if there is some ideas i like.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Bowl of cherries

6x6 oil on hardboard

Since i had the cherries and some where light and some dark, they would work in a painting. Didn't pull off the bowl shape well, and the stacked cherries not so much.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Stone Barn on Mt. Desert Island

8x12 oil on hardboard

Took a shot at the barn. Didn't really get close on this one. So sad.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Bridge of Sighs

8x12 oil on hardboard

Just playing around. Haven't been there in over 30 years.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Challenge Boater

8x16 oil on hardboard

This is what I have for the current Challenge. It seems done well enough to pass for the ref. The back ground is a view of Puerto Vallarta with the mountains. Those aren't clouds ! I'll think about it a few days to see if i can improve it