Monday, June 25, 2012


I just finished this a few minutes ago.  It's done in oil on a 4x6 canvas hardboard. We have hundreds of daisies in our yard right now.  They make a good subject for painting because they keep well after being cut.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Asiatic Lily #1

     I've been working on this for the last three mornings.  It's in oil on a 4x6 canvas hardboard panel.  I painted this asiatic lily from a photo I took in my garden. To photograph it I went outside in the shade and tilted the painting down about 45 degrees. I'm happier with this photo than the photo I took indoors with my light set-up which often distorts the color and adds lots of reflective spots.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

3 Cherries

This is my latest painting which I finished today and it's title is 3 Cherries.  It's 4x6, painted in oil and it's on a hand prepared canvas hardboard.  I had more difficulty with this painting than I anticipated and it took me 3 sessions to get it right. I think it's partly because a few of the reds I was using are fairly transparent and it was hard to get the reds deep enough.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Wind-up Chick

I won't be painting today so I am adding a painting that I did earlier that I will auction.  I listed yesterdays painting this morning and there will be more soon.  To start things off and promote my blog, I will be auctioning several of my small paintings. This painting is from 2011.  It's 6x6 inches and is painted in oil on a hand prepared masonite panel.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Pear and Cherry

 I though I was done with this Packham  pear but it called out to me one more time.  I am happier with this than my other 2 attempts.  I have been trying to add more cools to my still life paintings.  Last week I  painted my studio a cooler color because it seemed that the tan walls were throwing off my color perception and my paintings were getting hotter than I like. I also cut down some trees that were outside the window on the north side of my studio.  Therefore, I can now light them in north light from the window!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Tide Pool

I did paint the Packham pear again today but it came out so badly that I don't want to post it. I did want to post something though so here is one of my older paintings that I'm fond of. It's oil on a 16x 20 wood panel.

Monday, June 4, 2012


This is the view looking from my yard to the end of my driveway.  I painted it from a photograph that I took on a foggy day in the early spring.  I don't often paint with watercolor but I thought that they could help me create some of the subdued tones and soft atmosphere that I was seeing.