Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Christmas Creek 2014

My annual painting on Christmas Day. This creek has been the focus the last 3 or 4 years.

Christmas Creek 2014
16" x 20", oil, plein air


Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Monday, December 15, 2014

Friday, December 12, 2014

Cabin Demo

I started this cabin demonstration yesterday for a wonderful group of girls. I worked on it a bit more this morning. It was a pleasure having these young women in the studio and I hope they'll come back for another field trip soon.

Cabin Demo
16" x 20", oil


Friday, November 28, 2014

Roman Rooftops

I was digging the semi-abstract nature of this one as I painted. The lines, shadows, shapes and colors; the implied things and the ones more spelled out.

Roman Rooftops
16" x 20", oil


Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Iron Horse 2

This is the morning's work before work.

Iron Horse 2
16" x 20"


Monday, November 17, 2014

Autumn Still Life

Did this little messy one this morning before going to work.

Autumn Still Life
12" x 16", oil, still life, alla prima


Saturday, November 15, 2014

Rue Beck

Here's a quick and messy street scene.

Rue Beck
16" x 20", oil


Friday, November 14, 2014

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Latino Mecanica Machine Shop

This is an overhead view of a machine shop in the Vernon area of Los Angeles.

Latino Mecanica Machine Shop
16" x 20", oil


Monday, November 10, 2014

Self Portrait 11-10-14

Here is the second small painting of the morning. I haven't done a self portrait in a while. I like this one, seems to get the moment across. The good thing with using myself as a model is that my feelings don't get hurt when I paint honestly.

Self Portrait 11-10-14
10" x 8", oil


Early Light

I did two small paintings before work this morning, here is the first one.

Early LIght
8" x 10", oil


Saturday, November 8, 2014

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Painting #1000 - Philadelphia

I started painting in 2008, and quickly set up a blog to track my progress. With a blog you can add tags to help organize and easily find things. One of my tags is "oil." If I post an oil painting I will tag it with "oil", as this was an easy way for me to see how many paintings I've done. There have been many that didn't make it back to the car from the field, and there have been many that got wiped in the studio,, so the oil tag doesn't count everything, just those I thought were worth posting at the time.

This painting is number 1,000 with the oil tag. Thanks for following along with me on this journey.

Philadelphia - Bird's Eye View
16" x 20", oil


Monday, November 3, 2014

Bungalow

This morning's painting exercise before going to work.

Bungalow
8" x 10", oil


Sunday, November 2, 2014

Below the Hatchery

Painted below the Dale Hollow Dam today.

Below the Hatchery
22" x 28", oil


Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Schmuck

I painted this one of a jewelry store and was searching for a translation of jewelry to German for the title, since the reference is in a German speaking area. What I found was the word "schmuck." Interesting. This is the 201st painting of the year for me.

Including a detail shot. A little loose.

Schmuck
16" x 20", oil



Thursday, October 23, 2014

Doel Nuclear Power Station

This will be the fifth and final (probably) small nuclear painting I'm sending to Abend Gallery in Denver for the Holiday Miniatures Show next month. Please pardon the glare of wet paint. I'm finding it more difficult to photograph the darker paintings these days. May be time for a new camera.

Doel Nuclear Power Station
8" x 10", oil


Wednesday, October 22, 2014

3 Mile Island Nuclear Power Plant

I did this a couple of months ago at 18" x 24". I painted this smaller one for the miniature works show in Denver.

3 Mile Island Nuclear Power Plant
8" x 10", oil


Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Watts Bar Nuclear Power Plant

This series of small, overhead, nuclear plants will be for sale at the Abend Gallery's 24th Annual Holiday Miniatures Show in Denver next month. Pardon the glare on this one, still wet.

Watts Bar Nuclear Power Plant
8" x 10", oil