Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Can't Get Me 2

I thought I would try the composition on a canvas panel with a change to the shadow shape

Monday, December 30, 2013

Monday, November 25, 2013

Orange Slice V.5

This is the last of the Orange Slices.  It measures 10 inches by 10 inches on a 12 inch square gessoed rag board.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Orange Slice Version 2.

Minor changes with this one.  These  are on 8 x 10 pieces of mat board and can be trimmed to show a little of the extra "flow" or trimmed to the penciled boarder.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Orange Slice

A change in the composition of Orange Delight and a change in the support to the Gessoed mat board.  I use either an all rag mat board or a board made with cotton lintels.  both are acid and lignin free.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Orange Delight

You will see more of this composition.  I've decided to experiment with other colors, transparencies, and supports.  These colors a little strong.  the bright blue is a lighter violet.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Red Chair

Here is another one on gessoed paper board.  Trying to find the right medium.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Reaching for the Light

Quite a change with subject and scale.  I am going to do do a few more with the gessoed acid free paper board.  It seems to have an interesting surface for oil.

Friday, September 27, 2013

Around the Corners

Another variation of the last composition.  Always trying to get the colors right.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Peek a Boo

Playing with shadows and reflections I found some very interesting shapes.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Ready to Squeeze

This is on of my favorites.  I liked the way the shadows are transparent and interlock.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

The Crossing

I tried to work with transparencies in both the objects and cast shadow.  Oil on canvas panel.

Friday, August 30, 2013

Faceted Reflections

This oil on Canvas panel was a delight to finish.  Sometimes the colors just work.


Thursday, August 29, 2013

Two for Juice
I am back to Oranges and acrylic with a few prismacolor lines.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013


I enjoyed  making interesting interlocking negative shapes using simple positive shapes.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Yellow Planter

I started out with the title yellow vase, but decided it wasn't a vase.  Next I thought pot but I didn't want to call it a yellow pot so now I will title this painting Yellow Planter.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Violet Shadows

Another Orange Composition? Yep, and I have more!  I have been doing these orange still lifes since the mid-eighty's and I do promise you I have other themes.  These are where I started after a break in painting.  I am posting what I completed since I started with the smaller 6" x 6" format

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Standing Tall V. 2

Today's painting is a different colored version of yesterdays post with a few compositional changes.  I guess we could play the game of what's different with this picture.

I noticed that some of you have been checking this and my gallery out.  Please note that this is currently a work in progress.  I will need some time to get things straight.  Please check back soon

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

This acrylic painting is one of the first pictures I did after I started this blog in 2009.   I haven't posted anything as I knew I wouldn't be able to post regularly.   Hopefully this will be a good start.