Friday, November 21, 2014

The Last of the Crabapples  8x6  oil
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Our internet has been out for a few days and now we're back on. Sorry for not posting.  India diagnosed a broken modem from India and turned the new one on from India. We're so 21st century. 

Painting glass again.  Starting in January I'll be teaching a class on Thursday evenings called "Painting the Light".  We'll be doing some glass and reflective surfaces. 

Friday, November 14, 2014

Snow Bound Slate  oil   10x8

In honor of winter coming I'm going to post some winter paintings.  Painted this one in Crested Butte standing on the bridge across the Slate River, looking up into the mountains. Reflections, shadows and snow, it was gorgeous. Particularly attracted to the complementary colors of the weeds and the blues of the snow and ice.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Me and My Shadows  oil  8x6

Trying to keep it loose, and  not describe in detail.  What do I see with squinted eyes? How big a brush can I use? The starting bid is $50.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Angle of Repose oil 8x8

I have to post another garlic-they've gotten under my skin.  It's surprising in some ways that these little white and grey shapes can be so compelling. My latest thought is to hang them like xmas ornaments and have them dangling is space. My mother always told me not to play with my food. I also see a glass of milk being an obsession for a bit. What whites do you use? And why?  The starting bid is $60.

Friday, November 7, 2014

The Mothership and the Lunar Modules  oil   8x8

Still working on seeing the various color in the whites and the greys. I am loving painting these, but maybe tomorrow I'll post something with a bit more chroma. Bidding starts at $60.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Study in Grey 3

Still working on my grays. Is it cool, is it warm?  Is it lighter, is it darker?  These garlics are beautiful little sculptural pieces.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Red, White and Blue   oil  8x6

I have to say that I'm really most intrigued by shadow shapes.  The thingness of whatever I'm painting doesn't  affect me as much as the reflections and the cast shadows.  Unless, of course, it's a portrait.  Perhaps I'll just do a series of shadow shapes, with a hint of the object.  Here's part of the above painting cropped.