Monday, September 1, 2014

Day 1 of the September 30 in 30

 6x6
acrylic on panel

This is "Earth Mover" its one of many small paintings that I am doing for a project in collaboration with my niece Aimee. This is of my nephew Rory who works as a heavy machine operator at an outpost in western Australia. 

Happy Labor Day!
 We'll see how many paintings I can get done this month!

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Some exciting news... and Dog Park framed.

 8x8
acrylic on cradled panel framed
$200


This painting was accepted for the "Life in the Creek" project. There's a reception to be held at Shadelands in Walnut Creek on Wednesday, August 20th from 4 to 7pm. There, you will see all the entries that will soon  be featured on a vinyl fence covering in downtown Walnut Creek at 1500 Mt. Diablo Blvd.

I have started to use John Annesley's floating frames. They are made of basswood or maple and can be stained in a variety of tones. I have really liked the quality.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Meet Kasha

6x6
acrylic on cradled panel
sold

I have been pretty steady working on commissions. Kasha has been one of them. I deliver her today and hope her parents will like it as much as I enjoyed painting her! Until next time....

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Tethered

16x20
acrylic on cradled wood panel
I am waiting for final approval but this commission for my uncle, I think, is done. Its quite a compliment that he would want one of my paintings as he is quite an artist himself! Thanks Fred Bealer!

Sunday, June 1, 2014

The Best Seat

8x8
acrylic on cradled wood panel

Yesterday I didn't paint because I was under the weather. Today it was making up for lost time. We are to paint an interior scene for our next assignment in the critique class I take with Tim Horn. I do love interior paintings. I think I will be doing some more.

Sold

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Gigi

6x6
acrylic on cradled wood panel
sold

This is a custom pet portrait. It was a fun one to do. The reference I used was from a photo taken in natural light. As you can see, there is a definite pattern with light and shadow which helps define the subject. We really are painting light when we are painting.

Monday, May 26, 2014

At the Beach

8x8
acrylic on cradled panel

I don't know if you remember my post at the beginning of the month when I painted roses while in Hawaii. I said I might have to paint a tropical flower when I get back to the mainland...I decided on my couple here, instead. Whenever I go home, my cousin and I drive around the island so I can take photos. We stopped at Laniakea Beach. This is where the sea turtles have come since 1999 to feed off the green stuff you see growing on the rocks. You can actually stand by them in the water. They are beautiful! Just don't touch or try to hang on. They are protected by law. And I know...I didn't paint any in this scene.