Saturday, January 21, 2006

January 21 - Life's Little Lemons

"Life's Little Lemons" I received the idea for this 4 x 6 painting from my friend Betty Billups, up in Idaho, when we were chatting about different subjects to paint. I went out to our lemon tree and picked this one, sliced it, and there you are! Did I eat it? No.

Thursday, January 19, 2006

January 19 - Buckets ( Del Mar Race Track )

Here's an acrylic painting full of the light of a morning wash up at Del Mar Race Track. I love painting buckets! All the stuff that washing horses entails is such fun to paint, and of course the blues and oranges surely don't hurt. Original acrylic on board, 9 x 12 inches, US $450

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

January 18 and 20 - Off the Plateau

"Off the Plateau (in process)" An 18 x 24 demonstration painting shown in process, one I did for tonight's demonstration at the Riverside Art Museum. Great group of people, and this is perhaps only a beginning... tomorrow's painting if I can finish it will be this same canvas.

Now it is finished, having spent some time with me in the studio this evening. A comparison to the start made at the demonstration will show you how a painting evolves. An original 18 x 24 inch oil on canvas, mounted on board. US $650

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

January 17 - Pathways

"Pathways" A large version of a lovely mountain trail through pines, this oil painting is 10" wide by 20" high! As we go through life, we all fact paths of both beauty and trials. I painted many pathway paintings during the time my dad was dying, and I was questioning my own pathway choices. This is a joyous pathway! Available for $300

Monday, January 16, 2006

January 16 - Workout, Race Track

"Workout" Just a little quick study in acrylics to focus on the contrast of light. I see places where I'll continue to tweak it. When I start putting these back on ebay toward the end of this month, it will look quite a bit different! Original acrylic 5 x 7 inches on board. $125

Sunday, January 15, 2006

January 15 - Lunch Break - Horses

What fun to jump back into the acrylics!  I just love the different way these pigments handle after the slippery sumptuous feel of the oils.
  That said, the fun of layering the textures in acrylics just completely floats my boat.  I composed this strong abstract design with source material from many a ride--all the horses tied up while the riders are away eating lunch together!  The pattern of light and dark and interesting shapes is what makes this painting work.  It is a smallish 9 x 12 on board-backed canvas, and is available for  $375.