Thursday, June 29, 2006
Here's the one I mentioned yesterday...hot off the easel. A picture of my very messy setup as well...Oddly I'm pretty neat and tidy about most things.There's just something about painting..especially when I'm on a roll...that brings out the slob in me! This is a 9x12 oil on panel
Wednesday, June 28, 2006
A 9x12 oil on panel of sunglasses...a subject I return to periodically. I actually have a large platter of sand on my worktable that I use for reference with these beachy paintings. I have another seashell work in progress that should be completed tomorrow, I'll try to remember to take a pic of the setup. I only have a few more days of oil painting before the outdoor show in Cape May. I have about a half a dozen more small panels I want to complete. The smaller beachy paintings sold really well last year.
Sunday, June 25, 2006
It may appear that I am Sunday Painter these days, but I spent much time this week framing, organizing, preparing surfaces and other less fun aspects of being an artist. My first outdoor show is in two weeks...the Cape May Promenade...weekned of July 9th.
Here are three more studies of Angel Wing Shells...all 4x6
Saturday, June 17, 2006
Here's a card I just completed for my Dad for Father's Day. It is a 5x7 charcoal study of the Des Moines in the port of VilleFranche on the French Riviera...the ship he was stationed on when and where I was born; Nice France, 1960. Thought he might like this...photo wasn't too great so I kept it kind of vague...not easy for a detail lover like me!
Wednesday, June 14, 2006
Tuesday, June 06, 2006
OK OK I know I try not to post works in progress on the blog...but here's the start of the Angel Wings...about and hour and a half. I love these shells..I did a painting of a really large one I found in Nags Head when I was fresh out of highschool..one of my very first shell paintings...now 28 years later I'm doing the second Angewing painting. These are really small...I was thrilled when I found them...they're actually are a bay shell...they live in mud flats. Very fragile and worthy of their name.