Saturday, December 22, 2012

Improvement


This illustrates what painting every day has done to my work.  The top painting was from 2 or 3 years ago and the bottom painting was from last week.  I can't tell you how reassuring that is for me.  I have a long way to go, but I feel like I am on the right path...finally.  I would encourage anyone who is struggling with their work to make a commitment and see what evolves. 

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Maddi, Jori, and Ellery



5x5 oil on panel
Last set of the Younts girls.  These paintings were holiday gifts for their grandparents.  Now that my commissions are completed for now, I can focus on my show coming up in February.  My new year will begin with a brush in my hand..a good way to start.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Light and shadow

5x5 oil on panel
sold
I am loving the white daisies on the dark background.  The contrast and edges are fun to play with and there are so many grays to make in the shadows.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

White light

5x7 oil on panel
Took a break from commissions to do this little gem.  Amazing what background color can do to a simple subject.  These daisies seem so sophisticated and elegant on this black backdrop..I am happy with this one.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Sisters

8x10 oil on panel
This is the second commission of these girls.  More of a traditional shot for me but still worked out well I think.  Funny how I used to shy away from portraits, and now I enjoy doing them..and I have a giant appreciation for painted portraits in general.  I would mostly pass them by in art museums, and now I stop and study them..like a whole new world of painting opened up.  Always amazing what you find when you open your eyes a little wider.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Newsies

8x8 oil on panel
This is one of the commissions I have been working on.  You should recognize these girls, they have been models for many of my paintings.  In this painting they take on the persona of news boys from the movies..willing to make deliveries to the pool hall for a small fee of course.  I have two more paintings of them to complete..I will post them when finished.