Thursday, August 28, 2014

Josephine

Josephine              oil on panel                  10" x 8"
I've been wanting to paint my nephew's little girl for some time. But, I just didn't feel I had the right photo source to work from. However, a recent family gathering provided a good way for me to take some  casual snaps and I had fun with this one today. I am planning to adjust the background darks as they are looking too strong right now, but tomorrow will provide 'fresh eyes'.
This one's not for sale, but check out my Website for other available paintings.

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Sunday, August 24, 2014

Little Red Wagon

Little Red Wagon             oil on panel              6" x 6"
My sister's kids are way past the age of having a little red wagon, but she has been clever in keeping theirs. It has been a reliable workhorse for every conceivable home and garden project. So here it is, waiting once again in the background, for the next big idea to come along.......and I'm sure it will.

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Saturday, August 23, 2014

Finishing Touch

Finishing Touch      oil on linen panel      10" x 8
Here are two more Oinkari dancers getting ready for a performance at the St. Ignacio festival. I am repeatedly attracted to these scenes of color and careful preparation, usually in a group of the women. They have layered scarves, vests, aprons, overskirts and ribbons that always seem to need some bit of attention. It's all a good part of the show for me.
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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Preparing To Dance II - oil painting slideshow

     Preparing To Dance- slideshow    oil on linen     8"x10"
I finally got around to creating a little slideshow of "Preparing To Dance". I worked from dark to light in order not to be dazzled by the reds and create them in values that are too light. I think that helped me keep the balance of the composition together. Hope this is helpful, I welcome questions if you have them. This one's sold, but you can see more of my daily paintings and other works on
my website.
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Sunday, August 17, 2014

Like Father, Like Son

Like Father, Like Son         8" x 10"           oil on linen
I found time to work with two more figures today and this from a friend's photo of he and his son fly fishing. A few more adjustments to make, but generally it is the overall statement I wanted from an excellent photo source
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Saturday, August 16, 2014

Preparing To Dance II

Preparing To Dance II             oil on linen          8" x 10"
As we continue to put together our new house and my studio space, I seem to find more time to paint during weekends. So here is another "Saturday painting" as there were no appointments or workers or shopping for today. This is again a painting from the St. Ignacio Festival a couple of weeks ago in Boise. Sometimes you know a scene will work as a painting right away, and this was one of those. The light was strong and the whites reflected all the color around these two Oinkari dancers. I took photos of my progress, but can't say for sure whether they're decent. If so, I will create a slideshow of the process and post it in a few days. 'Til then, hope you are enjoying your weekend and thanks for continuing to visit my work.
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