Monday, January 30, 2012

New Beginnings

This time of year we begin to tire of winter with its cold, then warm front to tease us, then rain, then cold again. I look forward to spring and new beginnings once again.

I've had this painting on and off the easel several times trying to refine and adjust to get the feel I want.
We'll see how long I can keep it off the easel!
Oil on masonite panel, 24x30.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Apple Shadows-8x16

Lately I've been experimenting doing a few paintings on linen that is mounted on a foam panel. It seems to be a softer feel than canvas and a delightful surface for subtle passages as well as detail. I am enjoying doing 8x16's which can be completed in a couple of hours, giving a nice reward in a relatively short period of time.
I like the lost and found edges here as well as the shadow shapes appearing in the background.