I painted this when I was in Arizona and it was a beautiful location and the time was just perfect. I had an amazing time out there and tried to capture as mush of the trip as possible. This sky was so colorful and amazing! The painting is for sale. Please contact Greg for details.
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 more interesting. I love to paint with pure pigment…Hope you like it as well!
This is just an example of a plein air painting I did this past summer. The sky just stopped me in my tracks. So I pulled over set up and painted this piece while driving through Mississippi. I absolutely love plein air painting and every chance I get I try to do so.
This is a painting of a moon I saw this past October. It was one of the largest moons I had ever seen and a full moon to boot! It was still light enough to see the colors in the trees and field it was over. I love painting outdoors this time of year. It’s perfect outdoors here in Meridian, Mississippi because it’s not too cool and not too warm. When we do a painting we try to create a believable illusion, however nature has one set of rules and paint has another.
This is a sample of some of my pet portraits. I go about it in the same manner as I would when painting a a persons portrait. All the rule of painting apply still and the subject never changes the rules or guidelines. I try to capture the dogs expression just the same as I would any other portrait I would paint. I am a big fans of dogs and cats. In fact I love painting them. Afterall, animals are so much a part of individuals families as another individual would be.
This is a fly fisherman painting done while in park city utah. It’s on the Weber River. It was late afternoon and the sun was flowing across the valley. I love these small studies of the effect of light on a scene. Fly fishing is one of those activities that just brings so much pleasure. It’s an activity that takes place in the beautiful outdoors and really what is there not to like about it! This is 11×14 inches on panel done in oils. I hope you like it.
This is a sample of a little boys portrait. It is done in a tight photographic style. and even though I paint the head and hands in this style, I still try to keep the rest of the painting loose and flowing. A painting must have a certain rhythm to be pleasing to the eye. Rhythm come naturally to the painter. However one must be aware of it while executing the painting. Sometimes it has to do with brushstrokes, and other times it might be done with composition or light. But, with whatever it takes it will always be an easier painting to look at if it contains it.
This is a large studio piece I did from a smaller painting done on location one summer night this past summer. There was this typical red clay road leading through the field towards the sunset. Earlier that day was the tail end of a summer storm so the cloud formation was just absolutely beautiful. At just the right moment I tried to capture the suns light reflecting under the storm clouds. I love this effect. This piece was 48×60 inches. The on location piece was a 16×20 size piece.