Sunday, June 28, 2009

Gouache Study

This study was painted as preparation for a class
that I'm going to try to teach in Sapulpa, Oklahoma
at the Water Street Gallery, provided we have enough
people sign up for it. It'll be a drawing class
with some gouache thrown in for good measure.
This is a combination of both and it's painted on
a cardboard backing of an old pad of drawing paper.
The opaque water colors have a nice effect on this
kraft brown color but you have to work fast because
the surface absorbs a lot of water and it leaves little
room for blending.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Sharon's Flowers

This grouping of hydrangea blossoms was painted
from life. That pitcher the flowers are in is over
a hundred years old. A challenge to paint because
of the unusual shape.

From the collection of Capt. & Mrs. Alex Adams

Monday, June 22, 2009

Pryor Farm

This landscape can be found just northeast
of Pryor, Oklahoma. While driving, I always
carry my camera to take reference shots and
this one caught my eye mid-morning while
driving back to Tulsa.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Still Life in Red and Silver

This is a 9" x 12" oil on panel painting
that was the result of an art lesson.
Very simple objects with a wide range
of textures and surfaces.

Resonance Painting

This painting was completed this week for the
upcoming auction for Resonance, an organization
in Tulsa, Oklahoma which is involved with women's
issues such as breast cancer. Many non-profit
organizations in Tulsa rely on these auctions to fund
their worthwhile efforts. Hope someone likes it 
enough to take it home!