Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Apples and Figs
Oil on gesso board
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This was to going to be a quick study but as I started noodling with the details I forgot myself.I think the smoothness of the gesso board and the feel of the oil paint flowing on it felt too good for me to stop.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Pool Side

Oil on canvas panel

Quick sketch out back.  Hot day.  Got pretty sticky.

Friday, August 1, 2014

Featured on Splash Page

Here's a bit of a screen shot from yesterday.
Images that Excite You,
Hey guys, my “When Jack Becomes Art” painting was featured on John Bailey‘s “Images That Excite you” group page over at Fine Art  Cheers!

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

When Jack Becomes Art
Oil on canvas

I was originally going to do this as a small painting but thought it would be more impressive as a larger piece. 

Detail 1
Painting reflective and translucent surfaces are always a challenge because of the distortions and warped imagery they produce.  Painting chrome is another one. 

Detail 2
  I like painting these types of surfaces. 

Detail 3
This painting took some time to do because I had to break down my studio at two different times to have our wooden floors replaced due to a moisture problem which caused a lot of damage.

Detail 4
 But I finally got it done!
Background laid in.
When I started this painting I washed in a raw sienna ground for the base over my penciled rough.

3/4's there.
This painting was at a good size so I had to do a lot of rotating while using a maul for support.
Working on the last 4th.
Here I'm working on the final stages.