Saturday, December 26, 2009

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Landscape project in progress

Above, Landscape with Olive Trees, oil sketch on canvas, 8" x 6".  Sold.

Below, alternate sketch in mixed media on paper, 6" x 4".  Sold.

I'm working with Dawn Ranagan of Magnolia Designs, whose client needs a piece of art to anchor a grouping on a particular wall. The existing theme and colors are Italian-inspired, so we're working with a warm-colored landscape of hills and olive trees.

The finished piece will be 36" x 24" and, of course, I'll post a photo here when it's completed.


Friday, December 18, 2009

Duke the Boxer

Finished this morning; this is about 9" x 8", carbon pencil and pastels on brown paper.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

In progess: Stillwater Griffin

I began this yesterday. It's based on a bas-relief sculpture I photographed in Stillwater, MN in October. Such a wondrous beast that I knew immediately I needed to make some paintings based on it.

These are 18" square wooden panels. They will be a set; I'll be using wax medium to create translucent, textured layers of paint. When they're finished I'll photograph them again and post.

Kitty portraits

Ted, top, and Max, above. Both 5" x 7" pastel on paper.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Indiana the Greyhound

12" x 9" oil on canvas, by commission for Indy's owner. Isn't she a lovely girl? She makes me happy.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Luther Hopkins Honda

Above, today's window, at the Kids' Play Area. Below, the snowman scene I painted yesterday.

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