Saturday, December 31, 2016

Original Oil Painting Broken Barriers

Broken Barriers

12" x 12"
Painted on gessobord.

This painting took awhile. There are so many elements to it plus changing a composition from a rectangle to a square. I use a lot of square gessobords because I find them easier to sell online, I have no idea why.

I used Lisa Cunnington's photo as inspiration. I love the composition but wanted to add my own glowing color feel to it. My goal was to make the strong light behind the center tree shine through to the opposite side of the water way. I posted Lisa's photo below so you can compare.

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Original Oil Painting Beach Boat

Beach Boat


12" x 12"
Painted on gessobord. 

Here is another painting I made using my video instructions from Richard Robertson. 

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Original Oil Painting Christmas Tree Truck

Christmas Tree Truck

9" x 12"
Painted on gessobord.

Should I add a chimney? I will decide tomorrow.

Well it is another day and I decided on this windy, cold, snow day to added the chimney and do some clean-up. What do you think? A little cold, snowy days for Christmas or a plane ticket to Arizona? 

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Original Oil Painting Snow Truck

Snow Truck

12" x 12"
Painted on gessobord. 

This is a painting I made using video instructions from Richard Robinson. The video was an early Christmas gift to myself. I posted the photo I painted from below. The goal of the assignment was to paint a spot light affect hitting the main focus of the painting. Richard's painting was very powerful so I thought I would give it a try. I added a frozen puddle to the foreground to point the viewer's eye to go behind the truck and notice the path to the field. It does take some attention away from the truck hence weakens the spot light affect but I feel it adds to the composition. I think the compromise was worth it.  

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Original Oil Painting Halo Geraniums

Halo Geraniums


10" x 10"
Painted on gessobord.

This is a still life painting in which I used a halo orange and a piece of my last geranium of the season. Right now the geranium is in the garage but I do not think it will last the winter. We had such a warm fall that I did not have the heart to throw it in the recycle bag when it looked so great. This is my way of preserving a piece of it. As for the halo oranges they have become my favorite fruit now (since I can not get fresh home grown strawberries in the winter). The halo oranges peal so easy and taste so good.