Saturday, May 11, 2013
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
My experiments continue! As I mentioned in my last post, I've been playing with textures. This painting was created on a stretched canvas. What I liked about the canvas was that it had been painted on before--many times. It was a canvas that I experimented on and then just painted over again and again. Eventually layers of texture built up. I added some tissue paper, some gel medium, several more layers of paint with a final couple of layers of glaze. Finally, I painted the silhouette of the crow. I really like how the color and textures work together. The original mixed media painting was 11x14 inches. Fine art prints on either canvas or paper are available for purchase here.
Saturday, May 4, 2013
sizes and prices here where you can also view a larger image of this fun abstraction.
Saturday, April 27, 2013
visit this link. If you are interested in purchasing the original, let me know at email@example.com and I might be willing to part with it.
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
This abstract chicken painting is the result of a recent journey in experimentation with acrylic paints. I've always painted in oils and that has been my paint of choice, but it does have draw backs. It takes a long time for the paint to dry. If a painter fusses too much, the colors become muddy. There are health issues associated with many of the chemicals used, but I've always been more comfortable with oils. I guess because using oil paint was a very early and pleasant experience in my life. However, as you may have noticed if you keep up with my blog, I've been doing a lot of work in acrylics. Acrylics also have disadvantages, but for me the biggest one has always been that they dry too fast. But, since I discovered the Stay-Wet palette, that issue has disappeared. With that obstacle out of the way, I've discovered some wonderful advantages that are starting to steal my heart. If a painting doesn't turn out like I like, I just paint over it. I can fuss and fuss and fuss, and if the colors get muddy, wait a few minutes, the paint is dry and I can start all over again. So this chicken is the third painting I've done on the same canvas. The first two were ugly disasters that I freely covered. No wasted canvas, no regrets and a wonderful texture covers the canvas. I love this abstract chicken. I've nurtured him, and now he is finished. Both the original 11x14 inch painting and prints in several sizes on several surfaces are available for purchase. Visit here for details and a larger image.
Saturday, April 13, 2013
The original painting is for sale or prints can be ordered here.
Friday, April 5, 2013
mountain bike ride through the desert scrub of the Central Oregon landscape. There is a lot of dust, scrubby pine trees, and rocks. It was glorious until I hit a rock that threw me off the bike. I landed on my knee and that was the end of the ride. I limped back about a mile to the end of the trail. With a fractured tibia, the rest of my plans went on the shelf. Today I am back home. I wanted to paint something large that would help relieve my frustrations at the slow pace I now keep and the loss of a well-deserved vacation. The result is this painting which I call Fire and Ice. It is metaphoric on many levels as you might imagine. Prints are available here.
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
paintings of birds and animals that are for sale at my Etsy Shop. Click here to purchase or view him in the shop.
Sunday, March 17, 2013
my web site. Please stop by and take a look.
Friday, March 15, 2013
Sunday, March 10, 2013
Dechutes National Forest. I've painted it many times and always enjoy revisiting the image. This time I experimented by using a monochromatic underpainting to get the values and then adding color after the values were in place. The merging of my underpainting with the additional colors captured perfectly the coolness of an April hike. The painting was created in oil paint and is 9x12 inches on a gallery-wrapped canvas. It is for sale and can be purchased from my Etsy shop by visiting this link. Some of my other landscape paintings that are for sale can be viewed here, here, and here. Hope you will stop by for a visit.
Friday, March 8, 2013
Etsy Shop. Visiting this link will allow you to view it in the shop or make a purchase. Some of my other original tree paintings are also still available; just click here.
Sunday, March 3, 2013
Etsy Shop. Click this link to view it in the shop or make a purchase.
Sunday, February 24, 2013
here to see sizes and surfaces available for purchase. I've been adding some of paintings that have already sold so folks can still own a copy of the image.
Saturday, February 16, 2013
SOLD, you can view some of my other paintings of birds and animals in my Etsy Shop.