Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Evening Clouds

Vince Fazio 6x8 Oil on canvas panal $100
A mix of palette knife and brushwork, this painting was about how a dramatic silhouette in the landscape creates two different realms of color and light out of the sky and land...and yet they are one.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Playing on the Beach

Libby Caldwell, Oil on Canvas, 9 x 12, (SOLD)
A young boy and his dog were playing on the beach in England. I had been sketching them for a while when the mother came to check on them. I used an unusual combination of one warm color, three blues, and white for this painting.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Courthouse with Bob

Bill Fravel Watercolor on mounted paper 11"x14" 350.00
This whole thing is mind bloggling!

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Spring Trip

Betsey Nelson oil on canvas panel 5x7 $220
An early spring hike to the Grand Canyon allowed for some sketching, photography, and just looking. Just standing and taking in the view and then sketching on site allows for a better informed painting.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Red-Winged Black Bird

Robert Burridge - combined media on Fabriano Watercolor paper 10x10 $275
Birds... my latest inspiration. I have no idea where or when this all started. For sometime now, I have been wanting to create a series of black and grey paintings of Red Winged Black Birds. Birds appeal to me. Their flight, their delicacy, their vulnerability. Everything works inside of them. A perfect design, like an egg. If I had to paint someone else’s vision or someone else’s point of view, I would burn out quickly. I would be copying someone else’s dream. But when I paint a subject I am drawn to, I embrace it! I make it my own. I’ll paint the subject over and over again. Before long, I’ve got another series established. Combined media: acrylic and Derwent watersoluble pencil.