Sunday, May 28, 2023

Work in Progress-Up Close

Today I focused on finishing up the colors on the buildings. I worked to make them more subtle in color to fall into the background. Then I worked on the foreground, particularly the cabbages and some of the glassware. I changed a few colors to bring things forward and add dimension.

Saturday, May 27, 2023

Current Inspirations


Images from my garden and recent adventures that may show up in future paintings.
Sometimes it's the image itself, or the just a color, or a piece of a picture that starts a new work.


Current Work in Progress

This is my latest work in progress, Cabbages or China, 34.9055ºS. This is oil and cold wax on canvas. The scene is of a open market in a town square in Montevideo, Uruguay. I visited here last January on a hot summer day. The pace was slow and relaxed, the air was warm and breezy. I am working to capture the lazy feeling of the day and the many choices from the vendors. Do we choose what we desire, such as china...or the things we need like the cabbages.

Thursday, February 4, 2021

Marmot of Yellowstone Lake

I am embarking on a new chapter in my National Park series. This is the first in a series of portraits of animals who find their homes in our national parks. This is oil and cold wax on a wood panel 12"x12".

Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Looking Down on Olympic Peninsula

 Completed today, 24"x24", oil and cold wax on a wood panel. This piece combines a view down on Olympic Peninsula with the rain forest vegetation.

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

View at Olympic National Park

 This is my first new work in progress for 2021. This painting is oil and cold wax on a wood panel. This is part of my National Park Series, and is a view along the Oregon coast at Olympic National Park. I have worked on the sky and background mountains. Beginning now to focus on the tree on the left and the ocean.

Friday, January 1, 2021

Winter Solitude at Soda Butte

 Completed today, oil and cold wax on a wood panel. This is 24"x24" and is part of my National Park Series. This scene is from Northeast Yellowstone in the Lamar Valley.