Friday, October 30, 2015

Backyard Color

Backyard Color             oil               12" x 9"
Today I did work with more fall color. I've noticed on this tree, which is in our backyard, that as the leaves change, so do other parts of the trunk. This one gets a deep rich red color and the texture of the peeling bark gives it a lot of interest. There were more of the yellow masses of leaves, but I thought for focus, I would just keep it to a few.

 Have a Happy & Colorful Halloween!

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Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Fall On The River

    Fall On The River                    12" x 16"             oil on panel

I worked on a light gray gessoed surface today which I haven't done for quite a while. I liked the way the warm colors came forward right away and the darks were more immediate to achieve. I only have a hint of fall color in this one, but I'm planning for more along that line soon.

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Sunday, October 18, 2015

For The Birds

For The Birds          16" x 12"       oil on panel

I am so thankful for all my collectors, but after eight commissions, I am looking forward to painting for myself in the next few weeks. This is from our friend's garden. They have created a true oasis in their perfect backyard space. Their hard work has paid off beautifully with color and fun artistic corners everywhere. As always, the sunflowers caught my eye. And, Alison let me know that, while they weren't a big challenge to grow, they always plant them "for the birds" which I thought was a perfect title. 

I'll need to mull this one over for awhile and possibly knock down some of the brushwork. So, though it's currently not for sale, you can see the Larger View On My Website.

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Saturday, October 3, 2015

Big Island Cove

Big Island Cove                  10" x 10"            oil 

The 'big island' of Hawaii is the scene for another beachy painting. The soft greens of these lush mountains came into view as we drove around a bend in the road. While the photo I used is from a few years back, I remember the scene well. I debated whether to put in the figures on the beach, but  added them for scale and just the tiniest sparks of contrasting color.
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