Sunday, February 28, 2010

House and Field

Here's a small, quick one painted with the palette knife.

"House and Field"
5" x 7", oil on panel, palette knife

Sunday, February 21, 2010


Here's a small plein air piece I did today. How 'bout that sunshine! Huh? It's about time. I walked in a creek forever, got muddy, got into thorns at different times, ended up frustrated, set up and painting a horrible mess, wiped it off, turned around and painted this. Still not great by any means, but better than the first one.

9" x 12", oil on panel

Saturday, February 20, 2010


I worked on this one on location for about about 3 hours earlier today. I found the scene and composition difficult to handle, and finished it up tonight in the studio with about 2 more hours work. The top of these limestone outcroppings were covered in moss, as was a lot of the tree trunks where they emerged from the ground, and most of the rocks.

20" x 30", oil on linen

(Here's a re-do on this one. I didn't like where it was and decided to attack it. It's only paint and canvas. The original is below the adjusted painting.)

Monday, February 15, 2010


Here's another snow painting from the southeastern part of Cumberland County, Kentucky, very close to Dale Hollow Lake State Resort Park. The road that travels through this small valley is Davidson Road. Did this one from a photograph I took recently.

20" x 24", oil on linen

Saturday, February 13, 2010


Went back to a little stream in the woods today. Didn't think it was that cold when I first went out, but before long was warming my hands in gloves.

16" x 20", oil on linen panel, plein air

Monday, February 8, 2010


Finished this one up tonight. This was done from the small plein air piece I painted yesterday, and from reference photos I took while down in the creek. And when I say, "in the creek", that exactly what I mean. Mud-dee.

24" x 30", oil on linen

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Creek Study 2

Different day...different creek. Trying to catch some movement in the water.

"Creek Study 2"
9" x 12", oil on linen panel

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Creek Study

I went out today into a mixture of snow flurries, sleet and rain to paint. I found this subject just waiting for me in a section of woods behind and above my sister's house. I also found quite a bit of mud at the same location. ;)

Will probably paint this one larger at some point. I took some good ref pics while there, and the simple act of being there and painting has stuck the scene and atmosphere into my mind. So larger might work with this one.

I used an umbrella today, which I don't normally do, but I needed to protect the canvas and palette. Including a pic of the set-up and subject.

"Creek Study"
16" x 20", oil on linen panel

Friday, February 5, 2010

Winter Morning

Here's a small one of a scene behind our house. Adding a close-up. Thanks for looking.

"Winter Morning"
9" x 12", oil on panel