Sunday, March 22, 2015

Salmon Creek Falls, Spring

    This is another painting of a spot in Lansing, NY where I live. I started this one a few years ago and put it aside unfinished until a few weeks ago. I had three unfinished paintings that I wanted to finish up and this is the last of them, so now I get to work on some new things. This will  be showing at the East Shore Festival of the Arts in early May along with two other paintings. It's 20 x 40 inches and done in oil.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Daffodils with Purple Drape

     I finished this a few weeks ago and posted it on Facebook but forgot to post it here.  I had started it a few years ago and am very happy to have it finally finished.  I'm on a roll of sorts, finishing up paintings that I've had hanging around unfinished. It's been sort of painful really, because they were all put aside for a reason, namely, they had problem areas that were so frustrating for me that I gave up! I always liked the glass vase in this one and one day recently I looked at it and the problems in it seemed a little more manageable.

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Salt Point Winter, 14 x 38 inches

      I started this painting about 2 years ago but set it aside, and I didn't foresee ever getting back to it.  I hate not finishing paintings but from time to time I  get stuck.   In this one I got overwhelmed by all of the details in the reference photo like the ice on the water and land, and I wasn't sure how I wanted to handle all of the branches, which got lost when I painted in the sky anyway...  So I hung it on the garage wall outside my studio for a couple of years and one day a few weeks ago I felt like I could figure it out, and was kind of excited to give it a try.  So here it is.