Friday, January 18, 2013

Two New Paintings: "Kim" 18x18 oil on canvas & "Sledding" 8x10 oil on canvas

"Kim" painted from life at the Academy.  "Sledding" painted from a friend's photo in VT.

Saturday, December 29, 2012

"Ariel" 18x36 oil on panel

My most recent painting from life at the National Academy.  

Previous Best Paintings

 After Repin 

 The Commuter

 Peace, Jesse

  Private Moment 

 With Hat in Hand

Friday, November 16, 2012

"Joey" 16x20 oil on panel

First painting from life/model in 6 months.  It felt great to get back to classes at the Academy and studying with Sharon.  Not great, but an OK effort for the first one back.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

"Sailor's Delight" 16x20 oil on panel

"Red sky at night, sailor's delight".  An amazing sunset on Lake Champlain.  I'm trying to decide if this one is finished.  Seems you can work forever on a sky.  This photo shifts very gray and flat.  In person there is much more vibrancy.  Hmmm -- I guess I'll decide tomorrow.  Sleep on it.

Friday, September 14, 2012

"Sweet 'White-Cat'" 12x16 oil on linen

A tribute to Casper, my little buddy for the last 16 1/2 years. She isn't doing so well, so I wanted to paint this before I have to say good-bye. While she's still around to yowl at me her drawn out "m-o-m", and follow me around quietly requesting a lap. My heart breaks to see her slip away, so this is painted with much love.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

"Beach Treasures" 16x20 oil on panel

The photo doesn't do this one justice.  It has much more depth and subtlety in real life than I can capture in camera.  Loved this photo.  Thanks to Monica and Elsa for letting me use it.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

"Fields of Gold" 12x24 oil on panel

A perfect VT summer day.  I may do a few more touches, shadows on the barn.  But this has been sitting in my studio un-posted for too long.  

Saturday, August 4, 2012

"Wobbly First Steps" 12x12 oil on panel

An exercise in getting more paint on the panel.  It seems easier when I use panel vs. canvas.  I'm trying to really load it on, and also be a little freer and looser.  This was a good subject to be free and loose.  Another title or caption I thought of "I'm all ears, Mom!"  Such a cute little guy.  Shelburne Farms herd of sheep early summer.