Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Garden Landscape

5 x 7 inches, oil on board.
Here's a pleasant memory of my summer in Oregon, depicting the shady green backyard of my friends' house.

Monday, January 22, 2007

Basket, Ukelele, Stuff On A Table

5 x 7 inches, oil on masonite.
I'm always drawn to sunlight, and last week we got two sunny days in a row. This is our living room coffee table. It's usually much messier than this.

Life continues to be "full". I am spread thin with other obligations these days, and am unable to paint every day. Paintings will be produced and posted, but a little less frequently.

Also, I'm still working on a landscape I started in December. I'm not sure if it will live or die, but if I can get it right, I'll post it. I'm working off the computer monitor and am grappling with certain challenges I'm finding with this working method.

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Santa, Lit-Up

5 x 7 inches, oil on masonite.
That could explain how he's able to sit that way.

I warned you about more christmas-related imagery. This was started before Christmas, but was shoved onto a distant back burner, one that was apparently not on, for a week or so. I had fun painting it and really liked working on the light. Yes, I'd like to do more of this...

Monday, January 08, 2007

Glass Ornament on a Windowsill

2.5 x 5 inches, oil on masonite.
I know the holidays are over, but that doesn't mean there won't be some Christmas-themed paintings popping up in the next week(s) or so. I have wanted to try painting these glass balls for a long time. This was a rapid sketch; I'd like to "do another larger one". You know, what I always say.

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Leaves and Clay Pot

5 x 7 inches, oil on masonite.
Leaves, a clay pot, and sunlight.

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Curtain and Lamp

5 x 2.5 inches, oil on masonite. $35
Well, it's been a very full December. Now that the holidays are over I hope to get more painting time in. However, both Kay and I started new jobs in December. I hope once we settle into our new routines I'll find a rhythm, and will be able to paint and post regularly again.

I painted this tiny painting while 6 guys were nailing vinyl siding on our house. Like I said, it's been a busy month.