Friday, May 28, 2010

45 minute lunch painting

No, not of my lunch, but of me again. I'm including to additional pics, the first is the sketch after 5 minutes, the next is the painting after 30 minutes, and the last is after an additional 15 minutes. Gotta go back to work!

Familiar Ground

Painted this one this morning before work on location. A quick 45 minute exercise.

9" x 12", oil

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Kelly - Quick Gesture Pose

My beautiful wife sat for me tonight. Painted for about 45 minutes.

9" x 12", oil

Monday, May 24, 2010

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Charcoal Sketch

Here's a quick one I did tonight. 11" x 14", charcoal

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Hole #9 - Dale Hollow Lake State Resort Park Golf Course

A beautiful day to stand on the golf course today. Talked to lots of folks as I painted this one.

16" x 20", oil, plein air

Friday, May 21, 2010

Self-Portrait May 21st, 2010

Here's one from today. Slightly different. :)

9" x 12", oil

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

One Hour Self-Portrait

I know everyone is probably getting extremely tired of these self-portraits, but I think I'm learning a lot from them. I bought a bunch of Fredrix canvas panels that were inexpensive, and so far absolutely hate the coarse weave. So I tried adding another layer of gesso to smooth it out some. This is one. I like it better.

9" x 12", oil

Rylea Beth quick sketch

Started this one at lunch, and painted until two loud explosions and power outage stopped me. Don't know what happened, but I do know it was close. Finished up this afternoon after work. About an hour to an hour and a half total time.

9" x 12", oil

May 19th - morning

Monday, May 17, 2010

Me Again (sorry)

Sorry to bore you all with pics of myself, but I've got the portrait bug and it won't let go. If my sweetie would ever come home I'll paint her for you. ;)

9" x 12", oil

20 minute gesture self-portrait

Really quick one before work this morning.

9" x 12", oil

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Sunday Afternoon Sitting

Got my daughter to sit for me this afternoon after church. She lasted a while, longer than I thought she would.

"Sunday Afternoon"
9" x 12", oil, canvas

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Slough Re-Do

Here's an updated version of the Slough with Trees painting that you can see a couple of posts back. I took the chainsaw out and got rid of the light valued tree. I like it much better now. Let me know what you think.

"Slough (without tree)"
20" x 24", oil

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

The Aged (that would be me)

Tomorrow's my birthday. 46. Did this quick self-portrait today. Started before work, worked a little on it at lunch, and played with it tonight some.

"The Aged"
9" x 12", oil

Monday, May 10, 2010

Canoeing the Harpeth

Here's a small quick one I did from a photograph from a canoe trip a few years ago. That's me and Tony in the near canoe, and Doug and Joe in the background canoe. Notice that both Doug and Joe both seem to be paddling, the planets must be aligned or something. One is usually napping.

"Canoeing the Harpeth"
5" x 7", oil

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Slough with Trees

Painted this one outside today. Gorgeous day!

"Slough with Trees"
20" x 24", oil, plein air

Friday, May 7, 2010


Quick study with the Zorn palette.

7" x 5", oil

Thursday, May 6, 2010


Painted this one on site today at lunch.

9" x 12", oil

Wednesday, May 5, 2010


Another quick 30 minute gesture painting using the limited four color palette of white, black, cad red light, yelloe ochre.

7" x 5", oil

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

2 hour self portrait

The four color Zorn palette again. This time I did about a 45 minute gesture start at lunch, then worked another hour and a half or so tonight.

"Golf Hat"
9" x 12", oil

Monday, May 3, 2010

Rylea Beth Reading

Here's another quick one. This is of my daughter Rylea Beth, reading. One of her favorite past-times. This was the limited Zorn palette again, and was my first time painting a figure from life (except when looking in a mirror).

9" x 12", oil on linen

45 minute gesture self portrait

Did this one at lunch today using a Zorn palette, which consists of only four colors, White, Ivory Black, Cadmium Red Light and Yellow Ochre. Took about 45 minutes. Just trying to get the essentials, although I still fiddled too much. 9" x 12", oil

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Industrial Light

Here's one that I've played with for a couple of days. Another exercise in simplifying and texture. Adding a detail shot of the royal mess in the background. ;)

Industrial Light
22" x 28", oil on linen panel