Saturday, July 30, 2011

Cascade Waterfall

Just realized the deadline for the Eugene Mayors Art show is here, so in a 2 day span I crammed in this oil painting, 18 by 24. I'll give it a shot, out of the usual 500 entries the jury selects 50 paintings. And guess what, I was able to get in.

Locomotive, ADNW Challenge

This painting is for Lee Brown's ADNW Challenge, Lee always provides excellent photo reference material. Painted in oil on a 11 by 14 canvas panel.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011


This little painting (6 by6) was painted for the DPW Challenge, The Color of Music was the theme.
I love tango music, I met my wife of 44 years on the dance floor in San Francisco, and we still try to cut the rug at least once a week.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Plain Air at Bakers Bay

This weekend, my friend Kelly and I went to Dorena Lake to do some Plain Air painting.
Had some problems with the trees on the first painting, but all in all it was a lot of fun, even with the interruption of passerby, handing out compliments.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Colander reflection with Roma Tomatoes

The latest challenge from the DPW website, was to paint some reflective objects alla prima, from life, but it took me 2 days, had to wait for the paint to dry to add some high lights.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Primaries painted with Primaries

My submission to Daily Paintworks Weekly Challemge, I am trying a new pallete, Titanium white, Torrit grey, (can be had for FREE from GAMBLIN), Naples yellow deep, Yellow lemon, Cadmium red and French ultramarine.
Oil on a 9 by 12 canvas panel.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Late Afternoon Drive Home

One afternoon, I took the byway home instead of the freeway and came upon this potential landscape painting, took a snapshot, and here it is 12 by 24 on a stretched canvas.