Wednesday, February 29, 2012


I didn't feel like painting a small canvas today, I wanted to paint big and bold.  It took a few hours, but it was worth it.  I would like to rework some areas, but for today, this is it.

Oil on canvas.  18 x 18

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Sunset 7

I painted this one mostly with a knife, but used a brush first.

Oil on canvas.  4 x 6

Monday, February 27, 2012

Thursday, February 23, 2012


It took me a whole year to coaxed my hibiscus plant into giving me flowers again.
Palette knife technique, or rather, attempt, again.

Oil on linen.  6 x 6

Wednesday, February 22, 2012


Still working on the same painting as the two previous Wednesdays.  No where near finished.

Oil on linen.  9 x 12

Tuesday, February 21, 2012


I'll stay with the painting knife for a few days.

Oil on canvas.  5 x 5

Monday, February 20, 2012


These last 2 paintings were done with a painting knife.  A first for me, and not as easy as I thought.  Each color has to go on once,  in the right direction and at the accurate value.  I messed up every time I tried to fix something.
Just trying something new and having a little fun while making the oil paint companies a little wealthier.

Oil on canvas.  4 x 4

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Blue Teacup

Trying painting with a knife.  It all started because I didn't want to use my brushes on a rough canvas.
I think I'm hooked!!

Oil on canvas.  4 x 4

Saturday, February 18, 2012


I've been wanting to paint these windmills on the horizon for a very long time. Some people say that they're an eyesore, but I like them.  This is the first of many more attempts.

Oil on linen.  5 x 7

Friday, February 17, 2012

Pear on Pattern

I know that I have some kind of fascination with these cloth patterns.  I don't understand it, but won't fight it.

Oil on linen.  6 x 6

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Monday, February 13, 2012

Red Scarf and Vase

You're not suppose to use odd looking objects that may confuse your audience; sorry. 

Oil on linen.  7 x 5

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Oranges and Grapes

I started this painting yesterday and worked on it for a few hours today.  Once it dries up a little, I'll get back into it and change the cloth on the background.  It bothers me.

Oil on linen.  9 x 12

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Oranges in a Jar

Working on something that I find difficult: things behind glass.  It'll take another go at it tomorrow to finish it.

Oil on linen.  7 x 5

Friday, February 10, 2012

Pear and Jug

I love painting this jug, everything else was put in the composition just to send color to it.

Oil on linen.  7 x 5

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Coffee Pot with Grapes 2

This was a very quick, 20 minutes painting.  The setup was left over from Tuesday's and my palette was still laid out from yesterday's, so that made it a lot easier.
I love to paint ephemeral things, so I have to paint fast!

Oil on canvas.  4 x 4

Wednesday, February 8, 2012


Working on a painting from sketches and photo references.  I'll post the work as it progresses.

Oil on linen.  9 x 12

Monday, February 6, 2012

Still Life

The purpose of today's painting was to practice placing elements in the square.  This is a little different from my other still lifes, change is good.  I see a few things that need fixing, I might go back into this one, or not.

Oil on linen.  6 x 6

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Oranges 2

It's not that I'm running out of ideas, I just thought that a square format would be a better choice than the previous one.
By the way, this one is #300, how time flies!!

Oil on linen.  6 x 6

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Sunset 6

"Accept my homage, Earth, as I make my last obeisance of the day, 
Bowed at the altar of the setting sun."
                                from the poem Earth, by Rabindranath Tagore

I wanted to share those lines that I find so beautiful.

Oil on canvas.  4 x 6

Friday, February 3, 2012


I had different jars next to the oranges, was not pleased with any of them until I found this one.

Oil on linen.  5 x 7

Thursday, February 2, 2012


I saw a composition in a book and decided to try to copy it, more or less.  Master copying is a great exercise, and this made me use an arrangement that I wouldn't normally use.

Oil on linen.  5 x 7

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Red Coffee Pot

I love this old coffee pot with the lid that won't seat right.  I think it has a great sense of humor and it belongs in a Mad Hatter tea party.
About the craft, I love working with reds, I'm not afraid or shy around them.  They bring out the best painterly qualities in me.

Oil on linen.  6 x 6