Wednesday, February 29, 2012


                                             6" x 6" Oil on Canvas

     I made several paintings in the last few days and I just had to wipe them off because I wasn't happy with them. I liked the complimentary colors interacting with the orange and blue on this one. When I looked through the viewfinder the composition looked good, but after I finished I realized it was a little heavy on the right side. I have to take more time to set it up even though it is late at night. Thank you for viewing my progress.


Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Tequila and Lime

                                            5" x 7" Oil on Canvas      

          I got a little inspired with Tequila. After I finished, I realized that the composition was too stifled and didn't allow further exploration of the canvas. I also used water instead of tequila and the water looks a little cooler and more to the power of blue. I guess I didn't trust myself with the tequila.


Monday, February 20, 2012

"Tea Time"

                                             6" x 6" Oil on Canvas

    I have always drawn the figure for most of my life so it is a challenge to set up a still life and make a painting from it. I limit myself to three hours and try to paint as small as possible. I use big brushes so I'm still trying to gain control on such a small area.

Thank you for viewing my art.


Thursday, February 16, 2012

"Big and Little Friends"

                                          8" x 10" Oil on Canvas

After work and the little ones go to sleep I get started in my garage studio and make a still life painting within a three hour time line. I liked the way the larger red apple color stands out from the complimentary green..

"Cup with Branch"

                                           8" x 10" Oil on Canvas

I was trying to make the cup the main subject of the painting. I made the branch abstract shapes in attempt to draw the eye to  the cup.

"Red with Orange."

                                        8" x 10"  Oil on Canvas


Wednesday, February 15, 2012

"Reflecting Orange"

                                                         5"x7" Oil Painting on canvas.

This is my first attempt at painting a brass object. It was hard to look at each color separately and paint it as it is.