Friday, January 28, 2011

"Pass The Cherries"

10 x 10" oil on canvas panel  SOLD

I've painted these little elephants before but they
are so cute that I just had to do it again.
This time I
thought I'd get playful with them and let them toss

around some toys.

Friday, January 21, 2011

"Big Red"

6 x 6 oil on canvas panel  SOLD

This is my first palette knife painting. I've voiced my
concern about getting too tight with
all of the wild
patterns I usually paint. Several have
suggested that
I force the issue with some palette
knife work. Today
was the day. I took a deep breath,
loaded that knife
and went for it! It was so liberating!
I thoroughly enjoyed
it and will definitely try it again.

While I have always appreciated palette knife paintings,
now I have a brand new admiration for the skilled
Artists who use this form as their standard style!

Monday, January 17, 2011

"Lil' Dude"

5 x 8 oil on canvas panel nfs

Ok...I'm going to be in so much trouble with
this post! I rarely do figure painting. The last
one I did was of my oldest son, Mike, in his Superman
T-Shirt. I promised my daughter-in-law that the
next one would be of my youngest son, Mark
And I really wanted to! But when Angela Elledge
posted that the theme for this month's
on her site, "Some Texas Artists Like To Paint"
"Cowboy Up", I immediately knew the photo reference

I had to use. I'm sorry, Alisha, but I didn't have any photos
of Mark in a cowboy hat and boots! I looked through all of
my photos hoping to find one I could adapt of Mark but knew
this one of Mike was perfect for the challenge.

My Dad always wore his cowboy hat and boots. Mike idolized
his Grandpa and as soon as he could talk he started demanding his
own hat and boots. This photo was taken when he was around
2 years old and it's one of my all-time favorites of him.

Mark, I promise, I'll do 2 paintings of you to make up for the imbalance!

Friday, January 14, 2011

"Teal Times Two"

6 x 6 oil on canvas panel SOLD

Some fabrics are harder than others to paint. I didn't
think this one looked too difficult since I've done
busier ones, but it really drove me crazy!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

"Morning Milk"

5 x7 oil on masonite nfs

Not quite through with my current painting so
thought I'd post this one that I did about 10 years
ago. It was my first oil painting. At the time it was a
Miniature. I found it extremely difficult because my
Mural work was always so large. Seems funny now since
practically all of my work is 6 x 6" instead of 8 x 10 feet!

The scene itself was from a photo I took in
London where they still used glass milk bottles.
I am old enough to remember when all of our milk
products were delivered. Wish they still were, particulary
since the refillable bottles make so much more sense
than the wax-covered non-recyclable cartons or plastic
bottles that our disposable society uses today.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

"Jalapeno Butterfly"

6 x 6 oil on canvas panel SOLD

Couldn't help thinking this Jalapeno looked like a
a hot Butterfly. I can't take credit for it...saw the
on a friend's Facebook page and had to paint it!
I superimposed the image on some of my fabric.
Thank you, Larry Schlemer, for the use of your

very cool photo!