Thursday, September 24, 2015

Highway 211, Utah
9”x 12”   oil
$75

This month, the Virtual Paintout has gone to Utah. Using Google Street View, we travel around looking for something to paint or draw. I found this quiet route through the mountains in Southern Utah which had the red, rocky mountains, contrasting with the lush greenery from nearby Indian Creek. It seemed a great place to stop and paint awhile, virtually speaking! This seemed like a good subject for some pallet knife painting, and so I did! It is thick with impasto paint!

To see more of my work, please visit my Gallery page at the Daily Paintworks. Thanks for looking!



Monday, September 14, 2015

Etude
8” x10”  oil
$70   

An etude is a short musical piece for the practice of technique. Etude also means study, and that is what this piece is. It’s a study for painting roses (a lifelong effort) and a painting of a study, perhaps. It’s also a study for a larger painting, still in the works. It’s also a still-life painting, but then so many still-lifes are actually studies.


This piece is painted on all sides of the canvas,  it can be framed nicely, or hung up just as it is.


To see more of my work, please visit my Gallery page at the Daily Paintworks. Thanks for looking!


Tuesday, September 1, 2015

The Sunflower Plot
Willowgate Community Garden 
9" x 12"  oil on board
Daily Paintworks
sold


Summer always brings out the best in each gardener's efforts at the community garden. While many people grow a variety of things in their plots, others grow a lot of just a few things. This plot seems given to sunflowers, zinnias and the remains of some artichokes.  They all fit together nicely, and begged to be painted; it was hot, but a real pleasure to stand there and paint them. This piece was started out in the garden but finished in the studio - when I went back to paint, most of the flowers had been cut down!

To see more of my work, please visit my Gallery at The Daily Paintworks. Thanks for looking!