Tuesday, October 6, 2009

PDX @ Dusk, oil, 20x24

View of Mt Hood looking across the evening lights of Portlands southeast side.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Galvanized Bucket with Shells, oil, 11x14, Painting in progress.

Step by step progession of the still life with bucket and shells. First, the 'drawing' is done in burnt umber. This is where I lay out the composition. I don't go to the second stop until I am satisfied with the layout. Second, adding the values in white and warm black (mix of ivory black and burnt sienna). In this step I put pure white in the very lightest/brightest spots in the painting. It is important to get all the values right in relation to each other - adding more detail but still using only white and black. Thirdly, color will be glazed in only after the value study is complete. When color is added it is added in steps. First, glazing with transparent colors. Then, with that glaze still wet, opaque color is scrumbled on. Little by little the black and white painting takes on color.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Four Terracotta Urns, 12x9, oil, limited palette

Cadmium red light, yellow ochre, ivory black and titanium white.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Threesome, oil, 14x11

* Sold.

Painting of Leann's 3 rabbits (siblings).

Rusty coil + spools, oil, 12x9

This painting is done in the grisaille style.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Sunday, March 1, 2009