Friday, May 24, 2013
Under the Hot Sun
Oil on c/b
This painting is the second time I have used this particular cactus. I have always
liked the strong shadow pattern and the many angles of both the cactus and the
shadow elements. This time I have tried to convey a very hot day, because it was
very much so at the time. The area is the White Tank Mountains in Surprise, AZ
close to where I live.
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Daisy is one of my friends lovely little dogs. She is a Chihuahua mix and very affectionate. One thing is for sure, when painting children and animals, be prepared to take a couple of billion (ha!) photos to end up with anything worth painting. Actually my friend wanted two dogs together but I just loved this short and did this as a practice for myself.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
This painting resulted from an art challenge at the AZ Pastel Artists Assoc.
that I am privileged to belong to in Phoenix, The challenge was to take a
small terra cotta pot and make a painting with it. I had a lot of fun turning
the pot into a pail and filling it with shells.
Monday, April 8, 2013
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Pottery with Citrus
9x12 Oil on c/p
Lastweek about this time I had fallen and sprained my wrist. I am doing very
well now and this is my first attempt at getting back to the easel. I tried to
put more texture into this still life and hopefully give it a glow factor. Seems
like I am a painter who enjoys a bit of orange in my work. Hope you like it.
Thursday, March 7, 2013
9x12 Oil on c/p
Went with some friends to the White tank mountains for a plein air study.
As we were leaving in the late afternoon I took a quick photo of the scene
as I thought the shadows were so interesting. It is a challenge for me to get
a nice composition and to play the cools against the warms.