Saturday, March 11, 2006

March 11 - Fruit Medley

"Fruit Medley" I received a nice email from an artist I admire, asking if I would do a 9 x 12 still life. This one's for you, Bob! Original oil, 9 x 12 inches. $225

Friday, March 10, 2006

March 10 - Winter Cowboy

"Through the Woods" REvisiting the snow scene of a couple of days ago, I decided that a rider would be a good focal point on this odd sized 12 x 10 canvas, scheduled for the Cattlemens' Western Art Show April 7-9.

Thursday, March 09, 2006

March 9 - Single Rose

"Joan's Rose" Even with dropping my laptop and sending it to the Mac hospital, I can still do these daily paintings! But I couldn't post it for a day, since I mislaid my ftp access. Oh, technology!. Original oil, $100
This one is sold.

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

March 8 - Snowy Path

"Snowy Path" It sure was a lot of fun to go to Hemet and do a demonstration for my friends and artists in this nearby city. I decided to do pines in snow, since I'd also started a smaller, similar painting in the studio. This one is 20 x 16, and might yet get some "tweaking" after I look at it in the studio for a few days. Original oil, $300
Pending SALE.

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

March 7 - Cream Roses

"Friend's Roses" Returning to the studio laden with the generosity for which she is well known, Joan knew I had planned to paint roses, and in she comes with these wonderful yellowy cream blossoms.
The original oil is 20 x 16, and was done from a small set up with the roses in a vase that my folks received as a wedding gift back in 1942. I will always look at them seeing more than just the colors and brush strokes, and even though they may leave my life to adorn the walls of a collector's home, I still know a part of me is in the painting. $300

Monday, March 06, 2006

March 6 - Mallard Ducks

"Just Ducky" Fun to do a small one again, and this Mallard pair were seen on a pond near our local wineries.  I had fun tasting the wine, however the ducks were enjoying courtship!  Water is so much fun to paint.  All those colors and the reflections, too!  A 5 x 7 oil on gallery-wrap canvas, $100.

This one is sold.

Sunday, March 05, 2006

March 5 - Reenactment Man, Walking Tall

I spent this morning finishing up this fellow for the lesson page--don't have a title for him yet.  You can see what I've done to finish up the painting by comparing it to yesterday's image.  I also included a detail shot of his head and torso below. 

I think I will take him up to Cattlemens next month, and might spend another couple hours on him, making some corrections.  Sometimes the paint just goes where you need it to, and some other times, what seems easy on reflection is going down the wrong road! Still, US $550