Tuesday, December 25, 2012

More new work

 16x20 oil/linen  sold

 11x20 oil/linen  sold

 16x20 oil/linen

 16x20 oil/linen

A client sent me some images she took of the Maine coast for commissions and she took the top 2 :)

A new cow is below.

6x6 oil/panel

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

new stuff

 30"x40" value sketch

 6"x6" new cow

30"x40" value sketch comes to fruition.
Those of you familiar with Pittsburgh know that a lot of the bridges are painted yellow. It's an interesting phenomenon s well as unique construction. This would be one of those bridges.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

more cows

 6x6 oil/panel
Okay. I admit I'm on a cow fixation. Happens every winter. With any luck we'll get snow and I'll have my artist friend David Oleski video me doing some plein air cow stuff. Below is another studio piece and then....well I describe...
 6x6 oil/panel

 So this is how I start most paintings. Put in the darkest value first. It's amazing how quickly an image appears when you have a limited value range. Note there is no sketch. The painting is the sketch...

 Now I introduce the next value range paying attention to temperature. Just because it's dark doesn't mean it's cool!

 At this point I'm satisfied with the piece. Now for the background. Unlike landscape where it is important to establish a key these "portraits" are flexible. I go with a warm selection.

6x6 oil/panel

Sunday, December 9, 2012


 6X6 oil panel

11"x20" oil/linen

2 new pieces. I've been working on commissions and have a lot of new work. I'll post the rest of the new stuff throughout the near future. Cheers..........