Monday, February 28, 2011

"Orange Scissors & Oranges"

6 x 6" oil on canvas panel SOLD

Here's this weeks submission for the DPW Challenge.
This time it was Carol's "one color per stroke" exercise.
Quite the challenge! I stuck to the rules with the
exception of switching to a smaller brush around the
tighter areas.

I must say it was a very nice...and much needed change...
to do a plain background. The crazy patterned backgrounds
have become my signature, but every once in a while it's
a nice to take a break from them. I had forgotten how much
time they take. This seemed like a breeze in comparison!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

"Orange Reflection" revisited

12 x 12 oil on masonite SOLD

I'm having a crazy week and haven't been able to
paint anything new. From the looks of it, it may be
next week before I can get back to work, so in the
meantime, here's a revisit of an older painting. Keeping
my fingers crossed that I'll be back at it sooner rather
than later!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

"Almost Guacamole"

10 x 10 oil on canvas panel SOLD

This is almost Guacamole...but not quite. I forgot
include the lime and onions. We Texans are purists
when it comes to our Guacamole.
No fancy sauces or
Mayo added. Just lots and lots of
creamy Avocados.
Sometimes I add some garlic but for
the most part, it's
just the basics.
It's still crazy cold here so I'm about to
make some
nice hot Nachos with plenty of cheese and
homemade Guacamole.