Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Acrylic on Canvas Panel, 12 x 16, framed with 1.5 inch stretcher bars and claw tooth hanger attached, Side Painted Black, when finished it can be hung as is. What great fun this piece has been so far, some palette knife work and brush work too. Falling more in love with impressionism with each new painting, this piece was not pre-sketched unto the panel. I did it alla prima style just painting with the brush, eye balling and approximating the shapes and color values as I went. Painting loosely with painterly flare, something I've always struggled to achieve seem to come effortlessly with this piece. Used the palette knife to cut into the florals and negative space in between. Also used it to apply heavier texture in areas of the door. I do not photograph painting very well and shot several of these in poor lighting, several photographed from different angles so viewers can get a better feel for this painting, Looks better in person. "Old Door with Potted Plants currently on exhibit at the Rebel's Center Gallery and his available for sale for $175.00. Free local pick up. Ships USPS $25.00 Expedited shipping in one business day. If interested, Email me for more info!
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Garden Path is an 11 x 14 Acrylic on Canvas Panel, mounted on a self-constructed frame, 1.5 inch sides painted black. "Potted Plants" is 12 x 16 on Canvas Panel, also mounted on a self- constructed frame, 1.5 inch sides painted black. This study was inspired by the work of Kent Wallis who I discovered after a friend loaned me his book. Mr. Wallis works in oils and very large and he is from Utah. He muted his colors and I was inspired how he managed to pull off making trees & foliage without ever using more than a muddy looking olive green but somehow it still worked in the over all compositions. In fact he paints very impressionistic and his use of red's and oranges are prominent in his landscapes ( my favorite colors). So I thought I'd give these pieces a try just to see if I could get inside his head & learn something from his paintings. So far, it has forced me to be more loose & painterly and not get hung up on the details, lot more work to do on these... but having lots of fun and learning from this modern day Master Painter. Thank you Kent!
Saturday, February 22, 2014
This Plein Air Study of Three Palms at T.Y. Park in Hollywood, Florida included myself & two other artist buddies who painted until the sun went down and we all had a great time. About a two hour painting session & it was perfect painting weather. Interesting to see how all three of us tackled the focal point of the three palms. No doubt Mickey Ray's came out best but we were all winners for having done it. Here's what I came up with on an 11 x 14 Canvas Panel that I framed with using one by two's self cut pre-treated pine. 1.5 Inch sides painted black & claw hanger hardware installed on back. Painting is available if interested, just email me.
Monday, February 3, 2014
Sunday, February 2, 2014
Acrylic on Canvas Panel, 6 x 8 minature painting titled, "Standing Alone II." I've been a tree hugger since I was a child, I use to climb live oaks close to where I lived, I learned early that trees were my friends, shading me from the summer sun, providing a place for me to go, a place to look up at the clouds and day dream, thinking about what I might become when I grew up. So naturally painting trees is one of my favorite subjects. Hope you like this one...I do! Artist Note: This past week I re-work this piece, I'm not much of a carpenter but I went to the local Home Depot down the road & measured, then hand cut the wood needed to frame this canvas panel. I secured the panel unto the wood with some small finishing nails I bought, then counter sunk them. I borrowed some molding paste from a friend and covered the holes to make them smooth. Then touched up the painting with acrylic. Not flawlessly perfect mind you ... but a cool little piece of folk landscape art. It would make for nice eye candy for someone's office. It could be hung on a wall. A great gift for any art hound out there interested in something different. Perhaps just maybe for a little while, this painting could take you to a place inside my head & there you will find what motivated me to paint this piece. It is there you will also find my heart. "Standing Alone" is available for sale... you can buy this for just $39.95. Free local pickup, but shipping charges of $5.95 applicable for the lower 48 states. Give the gift of art & help make a difference in someones life. Healing through Art Therapy is a proven diagnostic tool that has help make a positive change in many people lives including my own. Thank you for your support of self-representing independent artist. This will be good for me, good for you & good for America!
Sunday, December 29, 2013
Wednesday, December 25, 2013
Saturday, December 7, 2013
Acrylic on Canvas Panel, 4 x 5 minature painting titled, "Take me Home". An Intentionally stark & simple composition. While painting it I thought about all the long lonesome roads I've traveled, much like this one... that helped me find my way back home. A deja vu painting, I enjoyed doing. It is available if your interested just email me! This painting is for sale for $9.95 Thanks for helping...you patronage & support is appreciated more than you know.