Thursday, May 19, 2011


This painting was painted in a class situation with
using a strong pink underpainting. I wanted to show
how the object and surroundings would look with
the pink helping the color saturation. I left some of
the pink underpainting showing around the edges
to be able to see the effect. It's a simple apple
with highlights and this took about a half hour. It's
oil on canvas paper pad and the oil paint was applied
in a very thin wash with the highlight colors
being a bit thicker.
About 7" x 7".

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Still Life Study

This was painted in class this morning as
a demo. "Think Masses" was the mantra when
I started this and it moved rather quickly.
Just a highlight here and there after blocking
in the larger areas. Oil on canvas paper pad
11" x 14".

Monday, May 9, 2011

Tulsa Botanical Garden

I spent the afternoon on a beautiful
Saturday on the grounds of the Tulsa
Botanical Gardens, which is an ongoing
development at the moment. When
completed, it should be a showcase of
the natural beauty of Oklahoma in
the Osage hills north of the city.
This is an oil on board, 11" x 14".
I plan to paint at least a half dozen images
on that location through the summer.