Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Little Red Teapot

Started this one around 6 this morning, left it, and finished around 9:30pm.  I'm definitely a morning painter.

Oil on canvas.  5 x 5

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Apples in the Round

The left overs from the still life made an interesting composition.

Oil on linen.  6 x 6

Saturday, November 26, 2011


It was supposed to be all about the flowers and it ended up being all about the glass.

Oil on linen. 5 x 7

Friday, November 25, 2011


This small pinecone turned out to be quite a challenge to paint!!

Oil on canvas.  4 x 4

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Yellow Daisies

I think of daisies as a quick painting, but they're anything but easy to paint; for me at least.

Oil on canvas.  4 x 4

Wednesday, November 23, 2011


I exaggerated the colors a little.  The sky and water were pretty light, but the colors were muddy and dull.  So I lighten them up!

Oil on linen.  8 x 10

Tuesday, November 22, 2011


Working on my portrait skills.  There's a lot to be fixed here, I"ll finish it next week, and re post.

Oil on linen.  6 x 6

Monday, November 21, 2011

Late Afternoon 2

I think one of the reasons why I like painting the late afternoon sky is because it's all about reacting to the colors that I see.  There's no time to think or second guess, as the light changes very fast.

Oil on linen.  5 x 7

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Friday, November 18, 2011

Nocturne 2

This was done around 5:30 pm.  I don't like that it gets dark so early, but at least I can indulge in some nocturnes.  The paintings are getting looser as I get faster. One of the reasons for that is that there's less  people out walking, the place is getting a little too deserted for my taste.

Oil on canvas.  4 x 6

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Morning Sky

This morning I chose to paint just the sky, since everything else looked boring in comparison.

Oil on canvas.  4 x 6

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Grey Morning

This morning was very quiet and the sky was grey.  Perfect background for the warm trees.
Oil on linen.  5 x7

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Elks 2

I started this this morning and did not get a chance to finish.  I'm re working a composition from one of my older paintings.
Oil on canvas.  6 x 8

Monday, November 14, 2011

Daisies and Lanterns

My daisies are still blooming even after we had a snow storm.  I added the chinese lanterns to give it a "fall" touch.

Oil on linen.  6 x 6

Sunday, November 13, 2011

By the Culvert 2

I wasn't entirely satisfied with yesterday's painting, so I went back and tried again.  This time using a different format and a limited palette.  I like the scene, I just don't feel that I'm capturing what I want to show.  There might be a number 3 in the near future.

Oil on canvas.  6 x 9

Saturday, November 12, 2011

By the Culvert

This was a very colorful scene, I had to tone down the colors and eliminate a lot of brush to get an uncluttered picture.

Oil on canvas.  8 x 8

Friday, November 11, 2011

Don't Rock the Boat

Not a good idea to paint boats on a windy day, but I just loved this scene.

Oil on canvas.  4 x 5

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Chinese lanterns

Chinese lanterns are, to me, as much a reminder of fall as apples and turning leaves.  They also remind me of my friend Audrey, because we picked these in our walks.

Oil on linen.  5 x 7

Wednesday, November 9, 2011


An artist, don't remember who, said that he did not truly see something until he drew it.  Nothing could be truer when it comes to orchids.  I always thought they were beautiful, but it wasn't until I painted one that I realized how amazingly symmetric they are.  Exquisite petals precisely arranged again and again.  Every flower is perfect!!
I have painted many orchids and never feel that I have done them justice.  Next time you see one, look closely, you'll be amazed.

Oil on linen.  5 x 7

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Fall Colors 3

There's this crooked tree across the lake that I just love to paint.  This was done around 7 this morning when everything was very still.

Oil on linen.  5 x 7

Monday, November 7, 2011

Gesture Sketch# 5

I did several sketches tonight, here's one of them.

Oil on paper.  9 x 12

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Marshes in the Fall

I was very happy to be painting in my favorite spot today.  The green of the marshes has turned to gold.

Oil on canvas.  10 x 10

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Fine Crystal, Cheap Wine

I started this painting in the morning, got sidetrack, picked it up again in the afternoon.  I think this is as finished as it's going to be.

Oil on linen.  7 x 5

Friday, November 4, 2011

Later Sunset

This is the second painting. I decided on a vertical composition to add a little variety.
The sun was very low in the horizon and everything was bathed in an orange glow.  The blank area on the lower right hand corner is where my thumb was holding the canvas as it got very windy.  Did I mentioned cold?

Oil on canvas board.  7 x 5

Earlier Sunset

I had a little more time today, so I painted 2 sunset scenes about one half hour apart.
This is the first one, the sun was still high on the sky and it was blinding.  I wasn't sure how the painting was developing because I couldn't see very well.  I was just trusting my intuition that the values and colors were correct, or close enough.  I was pleasantly surprise when I got home and saw the end result.

Oil on canvas.  4 x 6

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Apples in a Row

I came home with a nasty cold, not that I ever had a nice one, and this is as creative as I can get.
Oil on linen.  5 x 7

Tuesday, November 1, 2011


This mug had other things around, but I didn't like the arrangement after I was done, so I got rid of it.
So, here it is, a lonely mug on a blue background.

Oil on linen.  6 x 6