Sunday, December 7, 2014

Buzzing in

Oil on canvas board
12 x 16



Saturday, November 15, 2014

Orange Burst

Oil on canvas board
16 x 12



























Sunday, October 5, 2014

Lackadaisy

Oil on canvas board
12 x 16





Saturday, September 20, 2014

Making Arrangements

Oil on canvas board
12 x 16



















Ugh! Couldn't get a photo without a bunch of glare.

After posting yesterday's picture, I decided the background was too light.  I had originally intended for a really dark background that everything would disappear into.  Even though I really loved the painting, after waking up at 3:00 AM and stewing about it for 1/2 an hour I decided to get up and repaint the background.

I am not sure if I made a mistake or not.  I think this is a better picture. But it lost the vitality of the first version.   I think I like this one better but I am mourning the loss of the original. What do you think? Mistake or not?  At least I have the photograph!


Friday, September 19, 2014

No Name Yet

Oil on canvas board
12 x 16 



















Any ideas for a name would be greatly appreciated. For me it is the hardest part of the painting.
But besides it not having a name, I just love this one! I am on a floral kick. I already have my next two set-ups ready to go.


Monday, September 1, 2014

Red

Oil on canvas board
12 x 16


























Saturday, August 30, 2014

Continental Divide

Oil on canvas board
12 x 16



These were beautiful clouds reflected in a lake at the Continental Divide in Colorado. It's about 12,000 feet which makes the air really thin and the sky very bright. Also, it is above tree line which makes it looks a little like an alien landscape.

The sky in the painting isn't quite as purple as it appears in the photo. When I adjust the color in Photoshop to get the purple gray enough then everything else in the painting is too gray. So use your imagination and gray out that purple a bit without graying out the other colors. If anyone out there has any suggestions on how to fix it in Photoshop, I would love to hear.


Sunday, August 3, 2014

Through the Trees

Oil on canvas board
 12 x 16



















Saturday, July 26, 2014

The Back-Up Pitcher

Oil on canvas panel
16 x 12


Friday, June 6, 2014

The Welcome Tree

Oil on Canvas Board
18 x 24






















Saturday, April 5, 2014

Treasure Bottles

Oil on canvas
20 x 20


























I really like the richness of the colors in this one.


Friday, January 3, 2014

Granny Smith's Tea Time II

Oil on canvas board
16 x 20





















I decided to do this one again because I just love the set-up and the colors. I tried to get a softer less hard edged painting and maybe succeeded a tiny bit.  I can't believe how hard it is for me to lose the edge! I will keep on trying but it's time to move on to another composition.