Leaving some details undone, this one focuses on the Starkness…Winter is Coming.
Serene Winter sunrise on a path through the mountains. Feel the cold breath in your lungs, see the grasses clinging to life, the promise of the sunrise that Spring will come again.
11 x 14″ Fine oils on Canvas Panel
Sold this one this week! On its way to a new home! 24 x 48, Alaska Seascape
She really does. My goal was to paint a simple scene and this girl is messing with my chi! I will keep on working this one…as I have time and patience.
Recently sold: Horse Dream–many, many thanks, Grazie mille!! to this awesome collector!!!
Working on a few possibilities in oil using only Black, White, and Gamblin Torrit Grey. I am carving the horses out of the darkness. Those lumps on the beach may turn into dogs… or maybe a lobster, I haven’t decided.
I draw them, I paint them, I think about them. This is from a dream I had about them- Horse Dream, 20 x 24″ Oil on Canvas.
Capturing emotion, getting proportion right, deciding to go more painterly or more photoreal, choosing a palette.. the reason figure painting is so challenging. This painting is 30 x 40″ so a misstep stands out. Aim small, miss small, I suppose. Lots of layers in the chromatic red, this is an homage to Sibley’s Preparation. Not sure if it is finished..we’ll see.
This started out as realism, then went abstract, then ended up as Expressionist. While painting it, this scene kept going through my head…
A dangerous business indeed… Chanel No. 5, 16 x 20, wild acrylic on black gessoed canvas.
Sometimes you can say a lot with a few colors and shapes- this is an 8 x 10″, oil on canvas. Morning Sunrise.
This one looks easy, but was challenging to execute. It went through three versions, the last had a dark purple lower half. I went back and added Cadmium red light straight from the tube onto the bottom third, that seems to have done it! Oil on Canvas, 20″ x 30″
Last Black White and Grey one- next week there will be COLOR! 16 x 20″- “Even in the Quietest Moments” Oil on panel, 16 x 20″
Once at a museum, I watched visitors looking at an abstract painting. They turned their heads left right, then tried to look at the painting upside down. Abstract art is like that- I know there was a huge debate after Morris Louis died, in displaying his work, which side was the top. The below painting seems obvious, but I rotated the image and you know what? I like it in any direction! “Mary Jane” 11 x 14, Oil on heavy paper.