Friday, July 30, 2010

"And Now For Something Completely Different"

I'm working on a painting right now, but it's going pretty slow.  Since it's not ready to post, I thought I'd show you something I did last month, when I started playing with oils again.  My goal with this painting was to stay loose and colorful, and try not to blend.  It takes a lot of concentration for me to paint like this.  Normally I paint on autopilot, but I have to be completely conscious and aware the whole time in order to stay loose.  Even so, it was quite a fun project.

12" x 12"
Oil on Canvas

Sunday, July 18, 2010

A few miscellaneous things...

1.  There was a very nice article about me in the Peninsula Gateway.

2.  I have an entire wall of paintings at the Kimball Gallery in Gig Harbor until August 9.  If you're local, stop by and check it out!

3.  I will be painting this afternoon at the Gig Harbor Art Festival on Judson St. in Gig Harbor.  Local folks can find me by Key Bank in the artists' tent until around 5:00 pm.

Monday, July 12, 2010

New Oil Painting

I  recently started playing with oils again.  The idea for this painting just popped into my head.  I don't know why, but some people think it really happened.   My daughter was my willing model for this painting, and she wasn't actually stood up.  It's just something I made up for fun.

"Stood Up"
36" x 48"
Oil on Canvas