Saturday, October 18, 2014

The Shoppers

16x16
oil on cradled wood panel

It has been awhile since I last posted. I did get busy with work and finishing up on the children's book my niece and her husband are making. I will soon have more time for painting as I am leaving my weekend job in November. Its a mixed thing, I love the people and I love the work. There is just never enough time for painting though!

This painting is from a reference I took when taking a workshop with carol Marine in April 2013. I worked on it in Stan's class. This fits with my love of back lit things! Its currently showing at the Valley Art Gallery in Walnut Creek.

This painting is for sale on the Daily Paintworks site as well. The Valley Art Gallery will receive their commission however it is purchased.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

#18: School Girl

8x8
acrylic on cradled panel
This is my grand niece Sage. Yup. I am old enough to say grand niece. This is another illustration for Aimee's book "FIFO Daddy". Thank you for those who are looking at the Facebook page!

Monday, September 22, 2014

#17 for day 22: FIFO Dad

8x10
acrylic on cradled panel
This is going to be the cover of my niece's book. I know the photo could be better but the circumstances today did not lend itself to good photographic conditions. FIFO stands for Fly in Fly Out. There are many families in Western Australia who have dad's go off to work in isolated outposts for weeks at a time. This is Rory who is doing just that to support his family of 4, soon to be 5. The book will support suicide prevention.

You can like us on Facebook...My FIFO Daddy: a children's book.

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Day16; The Team's beginning.

8x10
acrylic on cradled panel
Just the start. Thomas and Swabby have the important job of maintaining the marina. Fortunately for me, they are also willing models. Thanks Thomas for swinging by the boat for me!

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Day 13; Getting there.

6x6
acrylic on cradled panel

I think I am 2/3 of the way finished. I have to work my other job today, otherwise I might have been able to finish. It is good to have a break from what you are doing and go back to it. With a fresh eye, I am sure I will discover things I need to correct.