Friday, September 25, 2009

California Gold

I have been wanting to do some California Oaks with golden grasses. This was inspired from s trip to Yosemite over the weekend. This is an 8" x 8" painting on canvasboard.
I decided to do a whimsical interpretation of a sunflower in my garden. This is a 10" x 8" oil on canvasboard painting.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

FInishing Studio Work

I finished this studio piece that is 16" x 18" on canvas. I began this last week.

Monday, September 7, 2009

September Trek

Today I finished the 18" x 24" version of Along Roberts Road that I am calling September Trek.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Finishing Work

Today I finished this painting that I will enter in the 2009 Bay Area Annual. I have to decide on its name. Tomorrow I plan to finish the other painting I have in progress - the large version of Along Roberts Road.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Studio Work In Progress

I am currently working on these two studio pieces and love working larger on this 18 x 24 size. Working large presents different challenges in mixing large quantities of paint and taking more care in planning the dark and light areas of the composition to keep my colors clean while working over a longer time period with wet on wet paint. I see I need to get better lighting so I have a full spectrum of color that does not alter true color perception. This light is very yellow, and does not show the art properly.