Monday, February 28, 2011

On the Quai in Marseilles

On a vacation trip to France, I took an early excursion to the waterfront in Marseille, taking photos of the locals, waiting for the morning catch, (Octopus for lunch anyone) Painted in oil on a 12 by 16 canvas.

Lisbon, chesnut vendor

On a trip to Portugal, a few years back, we saw ladies selling chestnuts in the streets of Lisbon, and with the smoke rising from the coals, I noticed a nice composition, snapped a photo, and painted this in oil on a 11 by 14 canvas.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

two onions with plastic bag

This painting, oil on 8 by 10 canvas panel, is my submission for the Daily Paintworks website, a weekly challenge, this week hosted by Carol Marine,the challenge was to use a minimal amount of brushstrokes (no mindless strokes, my specialty) details on the website.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Persimmon on crochet doily

This painting is for the paint and draw together blog, run by Lela Stankovic, it's painted in oil on a 11 by 14 canvas panel.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

A Couple Amaryllis Plants

I had to paint those 2 Amaryllis before they wilt, I took a photo for backup, painted in oil on a 12 by 24 canvas panel, needs more work to soften the edges.I submitted this painting to the Wetcanvas Floral group, monthly challenge.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Personalized Lighter

My entry for the weekly "Daily Paintworks" Challenge, we could use only 2 colors and white, burned sienna and ultra blue plus white, painted in oil on a 9 by 12 canvas. panel

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Lanscape Study

My submission to the Calypso Moon Artist Movement, put on by Alice Thompson.
I am taking a "Landscape From Photos", ONLINE class, from Johannes Vloothuis on, (available to anyone for free for the next 2 month, classes are Saturday and Sunday). I painted this Oregon Cascade Mountain scene from a photo, it took about 4 hours at our weekly paint get-together, interrupted only by a member potluck gourmet lunch.
I tried to incorporated some of the things we learned, like non repetitive shapes. Oil on 16 by 20 canvas.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

A Rose is a Rose

My take on the Valentines Challenge put on by the Daily Painter, Carol Marine, a weekly exercise which I greatly enjoy, Carol gets over 100 participant and it is fun to see everyone's work. The website is at" Daily Paintworks".
This painting is in oil on a 12 by 9 canvas panel

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Apples and reflection

My contribution to the Rookiepainter Blog, it was fun to paint, constantly discovering new colors and shapes, this was painted on a 11 by 14 canvas panel with oil.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Coffee Can Still Life

This painting is for the "paint and draw together" Blog, put on by Lea Stankovic, painted in oil on a 11 by 14 canvas panel.