Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Fall Mountain - revised

I revised the painting because it seemed that the reflection was just not right. I added impressions of the mountain and I think it definitely improved it. What do you think?

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Fall Mountain

Oil on Canvas Paper
16" x 20"
I think I might need to go back to painting with brushes. I am pleased with this painting, which was done with a knife, but might like to try it again with brushes and see if I can get better texture and details.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Covered Bridge

Oil on Board
12" x 16"
This took a long time to complete because I have such a hard time getting the perspective right. There's supposed to be more detail, but I thought I should quite while I was ahead!

Friday, March 14, 2014

Forest Floor
Oil on Board 8" x 10"
painted from a photo taken by a friend of a friend on vacation in Norway.
Feb 11 2014

Dock in Austria
oil on board 16" x 20"
I loved this! Painted from a photo brother Jim took in Austria; I used techniques learned at the school of light and color. I think it's a keeper!
Nov 14, 2013

Oil on board 11"x14"
Sept 30, 2013

oil on canvas 30" x 24"
My friend gave me three photos with elements in each that she liked and asked me if I could paint a mural on her wall. I told her if I could paint it small, then scale it up, I might consider it. She liked my first attempts, but she said the mountains were too purple.
This was my second attempt, and I like it better. I'm not happy with the boat, as I'm not very good with detail, but I'll live with it. I love the mountains, especially the one in the far distance, it seems as if the sun is bouncing off it.
I'm still not convinced about my ability to scale it up to a wall sized mural, and anyway, it's time to move on to another subject. Perhaps I'll see if she will be happy framing this and hanging it on her wall.
(Jun. 6, 2013 13:25)

Relaxing in the harbor
oil on board
16" x 20"
Mar. 31, 2013

Oil on board; 11"x14"
This was based off a photo that was "explored" on Flickr. I obtained permission from the photographer. I may go back and add some more highlights and details, but for now, I am quite pleased with the results.
Here's a link to the original photo:
http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6167/6136 … 4105_z.jpg
(Feb. 12, 2013 07:59)

oil on board 11" x 14"
This was the last of my paintings from my art class. It was a repeat, and quite interesting to see the improvement. (Dec. 27, 2012 02:55)

Glencoe Cottage
Oil on canvas 16" x 20"
This was painted from a photo that was recently "explored" with kind permission from the excellent photographer.
The subject was fantastic and I loved the play of light and shadow across the landscape.
Here is the link to the original photo:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/27497670@N … 16371@N07/
(Oct. 11, 2012 00:10)

oil on board 9" x 12"
My art class is really starting to pay off!
Sept 26, 2012

Field of flowers
Oil on board 9" x 12"
I did this in one setting last night. It took about three hours from start to finish. I applied the new techniques I am learning in my art class (you remember, the one I said I didn't like!) Now I love this style and I love painting with a knife. I don't kinow what I will do with all the brushes I have!
(Sep. 20, 2012 00:29)

Winter Sunset
Watercolor on paper 11" x 14"
Practicing with Watercolors
Sept 11, 2012

High Road 2
oil on board 11" x 14"
This is a re-take of a painting I did once before, only this time I did it in an art class where I am learning to apply an impressionistic style
Aug 31, 2012

Japanese Garden2
Oil on Canvas 40" x 30"
This was a re-take of a painting I did before. I liked it so much I wanted to try it on a larger scale. Ths is the largest painitng I've done. I really enjoyed painting it. I repainted over a framed canvas that Ron gave to me, and now it's hanging on the wall in my bedroom.
(Aug. 28, 2012 00:40)

Japanese Garden
Acrylic and oil on paper 16" x 20"
I like this! It was painted (with permission ) from a photo I saw on flickr. I loved the colors and the composition and I feel I've captured the essence of the place.
The picture I took of the painting came out much brighter and more vibrant then it is in my living room. It's more muted than this picture would have you think.
- here's the link to the original: http://www.flickr.com/photos/33539016@N … otostream/
Jun. 28, 2012 06:06

Vase & Flower

Oil on paper 8" x 10"
This was one of the lessons from my art class. It took a long time for the flower to start actually looking like a flower, and not just a round blob!
(Jun. 9, 2012 00:30)

Green Hills
Oil on paper 16" x 20"
May 15, 2012

Lake trail

Acrylic on paper 8"x10"
I took a photo of this scene while jogging on Saturday, then went home and painted it. It looks like a nice place for a picnic, doesn't it?
Apr. 24, 2012

Catching up

I just realized I had stopped posting my paintings here, so I am going to catch up. I have almost 2 years of paintings that I failed to post previously, so bear with me!