Thursday, January 2, 2014

Some Landscapes

 I thought I would post some landscapes because people asked me if I did landscapes, which I found funny.  I usually do my landscapes plein air instead of in the studio, but here is a sampling of both and you can have the fun of figuring out which ones were done in the studio or outside, or a combination of both.

I still need help placing type on the page; somehow they go out of the way to make it difficult, or my brain is just fried.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Model plus Imagination

Ok, had this painting around for awhile before I finished it.  Like the pose, relaxing pose,  the model was the nephew of a friend of mine.  It is oil, the only posed part was the model.  I listen to the painting and came out with the foreground, background, boats, the whole environment.  Thought ya'll might like to see what can happen if you just let your mind and feelings go and just let the painting dictate your moves.  

Monday, December 30, 2013

Dogs and Cats

I have more animal paintings than these but I will do good to publish these.  Can't wait until I get famous enough to have my own assistant to do all these kind of jobs, plus framing and cleaning up.  Anyway animals are great fun to do them both in oils or pastel.  
They do enrich our life so much; they are Gods blessing to us.  It is a shame that everybody does not recognize it.

Sunday, December 29, 2013

A smathering of Portaits

Playing with the Blog and trying to figure it out.  I have done it before, but who knows how; trying to put the copy on the left side of the picture. Anyway I thought I would post a few portraits, some done from totally from life, some done from a combination; have fun guessing. 



Sunday, December 22, 2013

The Gathering

I was at a party last night and somebody said how they loved my Geese Painting.  I realized I never posted my duck painting, which was done around the same time, so I thought I would for all my ducky friends!  This one is a pastel.

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Some samples of Palette Knife Work

Just wanted to show you some of my palette knife works.  I have used a palette knife to do landscapes, mainly plein air panting.  Once you relax with a palette knife, you can really get creative, and turn out some interesting works.

This one is an oil painting done with just a palette knife.
Title of this one is "A Light Bloom" a 9x12 oil, painted with just a pallet knife.

"Candle  of Life" 9x12 oil, just done with a palette knife.

"Louisville Clown" all was done with a palette knife.

"Reflections"  was a palette knife done from a live model on a prepared background, that was done with a brush.

This is a old painting of mine, done with nothing but a palette knife; I put it in because you can see how much fun you can have with a more complicated composition using a palette knife. 

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Inspired Watercolors

"A Sensible Thought"
A watercolor of my sweet darling.

These two watercolors I really tried different things, which I really liked how they came out.  Influenced a lot by Mary Whyte, her watercolors are very inspiring.  

"So Dies the Youth"

A watercolor from Romeo and Juliet.