Wednesday, July 22, 2009

"State Line, ID"

12x12", oil on canvas

I painted this one mostly on location, about a month ago.  The day was partially cloudy, the light kept changing, and I kept chasing it - not a good approach.  Also, trying to cram too many things in a small size canvas was a terrible idea.  So, for the last couple of days I've been re-working it, sorting out the tonal values, and simplifying, simplifying, simplifying everything.

Sunday, July 19, 2009


When I posted a progress photo of this one back in April, I thought I was close to being done. Boy, was I wrong! Anyway, it's finally finished and it needs a title. It's basically another take on the same subject I painted two years ago - "Advisor". I might just call this painting "Advisor 2"...
Now I have to wait for a nice cloudy day to take a better photo of it.

It's approximately 47x20", oil on canvas.

Update: the title is "Letting Go", and it's 
available at The Art Spirit Gallery

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

"Peruvian Lilies"

8x8", oil on canvas paper

Friday, July 10, 2009


16x16", oil on canvas

Once in a while I get a painting so stubborn, that it makes me wonder if I have learned anything at all.
After more than three months, I think, this one is almost finished. I'll probably tweak it some more in the next few days, but it's 99% done.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

"Washington Grown"

6x4", oil on canvas
(private collection)

Friday, July 3, 2009

"Black Cherries"

4x6", oil on canvas
(private collection)