Archive For January, 2011
For a fresh start to a new week I wanted to share an oil painting with you all that I did. This is an old man sleeping very peacefully. I hope everyone has a great week! I’ll be updating more as the week progresses! Thanks for stopping by! Almost all pieces listed are for sale [...]
This is a landscape by Cooper Michael French. This artist is unique in many ways. His approach to this painting was this…he starts by splashing in thin neutral color of random shapes. After turning the canvas several different ways he waits until the shapes suggest a subject, and then he follows the painting and develops [...]
This is a small everyday carry Damascus knife. Total length is 5 inches. I love this high contrast steel, and after tempering holds an edge like crazy!
Sometimes a fresh approach to subject matter and a very free and easy style is just what the doctor ordered. I did this as a painting demo for our local garden club.
I love to paint abstractions. Especially after doing alot of tight portrait work. These fun pieces are such a dichotomy because i paint so many traditional pieces. Some galleries and clients only want these non representational paintings. I hope you like this piece and please feel free to comment or ask questions regarding it. All [...]
This is a plein air field study done this past summer at Lake Okatibee. These marsh locations offer a never ending combination of color depending on the time of day and the season. I left out the water moccasins.
This is a 12×16 oil on panel I did “plein air” near a little creek near my studio. The warm foliage in the foreground was a good opposite to the cool background. I let the colors mix on the canvas instead of mixing on the palette. This helped the color to break up and become [...]
This was one of those strange moments on the gulf, when the sun came breaking through the horizon….. I did this painting in the studio from memory. I’m a big fan of the beach. Something about the beach is so soothing to me. It’s the perfect place to think. My favorite beach experiences are those [...]
Good morning everyone! I wanted to let you all know that I will be holding a plein air painting workshop in the near future. This is going to be a plein air workshop, Saturday and Sunday, April 16 and 17th. It will include the basics of on location painting techniques…instruction in color, design, composition and [...]
This is a fast study of a little old man I saw asleep on a park bench. I did a quick sketch on paper which was not more than a gesture drawing, and tried to do the painting mostly by memory sometimes time constraints can force you into making a more honest direct statement. I [...]