Thursday, February 25, 2010

Indian Summer

acrylic and oil on canvas 16"x20"
This was a fun painting to paint; although I should have drawn it so that the creek behind the fall took up more space on the canvas rather than the water in front of the fall, but overall I'm happy with the composition and the colors. It reminds me of a warm day just as autumn is really showing her colors and I can't decide if it's truly warm enough still to go swimming or if I should just sit and listen to the sounds of the water gurgling and splashing...

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

End of Day

oil on canvas paper 12"x16"
This painting reminds me of my childhood, having spent the day frolicking on the beach, swimming and building sand castles, then abandoning the castle to the rising tides at the end of the day...

Monday, February 8, 2010

Sutter Butte Sunset

16"x20" acrylic and oil on canvas paper
This is one of my all time favorites. It doesn't look so good up close, but from far away I think it is stunning. This one I did on commission for one of the ladies at work who brought in a photo and asked if I could paint it. It came out wonderfully. I will bring it to her this week and see how much she will offer to pay for it - I'll probably only ask $20, but if she wants to pay more I wouldn't object.

Irish Ruin

I thought this would be a good subject, and perhaps it is, but I need to work on perspective and the coloring is all wrong. I plan to re-do this one soon.


This was just a quick exercise I did for practice. I'm not happy with the colors, I think I need more contrasting colors to make the giraffe stand out more.