Friday, October 27, 2017

Original Oil Painting Bee Balm Hummer


Bee Balm Hummer

12" x 12"
Painted on Ampersand Gessobord.

Since I only saw two hummingbirds this summer it took me awhile to get motivated to paint one. The bee balm flowers are from an old photo I took of my brother's bee balm flowers. His flowers always look so nice. 

I used a reference photo from Kathy Patterson. Thanks Kathy for a great reference photo. I never can get clear photos of those little guys. Here is Kathy's photo below.


Thursday, October 12, 2017

Original Oil Painting Fall Collection


Fall Collection

10" x 10"
Painted on gessobord.

Here is a painting of things I collected on a nice autumn day. I threw in the bright red and green apples and orange paper to add geometric shapes to contrast the beautiful organic shape leaves and pine cone. 
The red apple is the star of the show. It just glistens compared to the other objections. I guess I went a little crazy polishing that red apple.