On this venture of mine I plan to do a number of things. To post paintings which are for sale...to post a daily painting...and show some works in progress( demos). The art will be in Oils with an Acrylic sneaking in now and then.
Oil on 8x10 archival canvas panel. Very close to being done...but not quite there yet. I think the wolf itself is pretty well developed. The background and foreground need a little work. When I sleep on it and see it with fresh eyes, I might make a lot of changes.
I had a tough time getting the color right in the full size pic. The close up is nearer to being right but there's something a little off with the intensity of the chroma.
Oil on 5x7 archival canvas panel. I first created an abstract background using acrylic paint. Most of it remains visible. I then painted the dragonfly and its enlongated shadows with oils. Lastly, I raised the values in selected areas next to the dragonfly with oils. By the way, this is the same model who posed for my previous dragonfly paintings. ;)
Acrylic on 5x7 masonite. Thought I'd go back and revisit a style I used several years ago. This employs many layers of thinned transparent acrylic. The painting was then brought to a finish with thicker opaque lights. In this particular painting I pushed the value contrast and chroma.
Oil on 5x7 archival canvas panel. This painting was done from a jpg supplied by Ben L. for the WDE ( weekend drawing event) at Wet Canvas. A great cyberpainting group! Email me if interested in this painting.
Acrylic on 12x9 mat board. Here I played with the abstract possibilties of the backround. It was fragmented into geometric shapes and the brush strokes were accentuated. I was happy with the outcome. Not available.
Oil on 11x14 archival canvas panel. I'm not sure at this point if this painting is still a work in progress or a finished piece. I'll probably wind up doing quite a bit more to it. The entire sky is acrylic...I first toned the entire canvas with this reddish color. I like this color played against the colors in the steer. That's why I'm tempted to leave it as is. But then again, I may go over the sky with oils that closely match the acrylic color.......Ahhh the choices one must make....
Oil on 9x12 canvas panel. Unavailable. Great news today! I feel proud and honored to have the Featured Painting on
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Oil on 9x12 archival canvas panel. This ol' bird was originally posted here on Dec. 25. I wasn't happy with the overpowering reddish background. I added variety in the background and defined the grassy foreground. Email me if interested in this artwork.
I didn't have anything prepared to post today, but I came across this commissioned painting done some time ago. I did this for a fellow musician. He's an excellent sax player. We played in various bands together for several years. This artwork shows my older style. Much tighter and took much longer to complete as opposed to my faster alla prima style today. It's in acrylic on a 18x14 canvas panel. Unavailable.
Oil on 8x10 archival canvas panel. My first painting of the year. Ya know, I'm glad '07 is finally here! It was a struggle for me to sign my paintings with '06 because that 6 ain't easy to paint. Lol. Sold
I enjoy painting all subjects. To cause a viewer to pause and see the beauty in even a mundane object. But I must admit my special interest is animals of all sorts.
While I did attend the Columbus College of Art And Design for one year, I am largely self taught. My main contemporary influences are Richard Schmid and Scott Burdick.
Hope you enjoy my art, and please feel free to comment, or email me ...I'd love to hear your questions or thoughts!