Thursday, March 20, 2008

More Ducks

I had some good shots of ducks to work from but this is it
for the ducks. It's good practice for painting water, though.
But time to move on to boats or something else....
This is 8"x10", oil on gessoed masonite.


Bill's Garden

My father-in-law is an avid gardener and this was painted at
the close of day in a very quick plein air exercise. He lives in
in Fayetteville, Arkansas and I think that wheelbarrow is
getting ready to be dusted off once again very soon with
more activity.


Saturday, March 15, 2008

Greer's Pond

This is a quick painting that is an exercise in using very thin oils
and painting over a very warm underpainting. This scene is
in Roland, Oklahoma and depicts a late afternoon in very
early spring.


Saturday, March 1, 2008

Class Exercises

When teaching a beginning or intermediate class, I like to do a simple
image demonstration to show how I work and how quickly you can
create an image by using under paintings. A simple pear and apple can
be very basic, or complicated depending on your point of view and also
the amount of detail included in the painting. These two images
took about 20 minutes each to complete and are 8"x 10" oil on panel.