This may be a work in progress…I’m thinking about changing the background a bit. I’ll repost if I do. Tom’s dad bought the vase during a trip to China. This is a 12×16 oil on panel.
I painted with MOPAPA at Shaw Nature Reserve yesterday. I tried a Richeson pre-toned board with the umber wash background. Not being used to painting on such a slick surface, I struggled. Some of the other painters said they love a slick support (some very excellent painters, I might add). They suggested I use less medium (I’m currently using walnut oil). I thought the paint might sink into the board, but it looks very juicy and has good gloss 24 hours later. I can’t say that I will use them again, although in all fairness I should give them another try. The surface feels like eggshell to the touch and the boards are lightweight. I wiped out quite a bit and lost the contrast in the piece, but I can’t blame the panel for that😉. I think maybe a lighter toned board with a warm, transparent wash would work better for me outdoors. The painting is an 11×14 oil.
16×16 oil painting on panel – three versions. I’ve had some fun with this piece. Thanks for suggestions from my friends Tatyana, Jan, Maggie, et al!
My mom had this oval milk glass bowl in her china cabinet for many years. She recently gave it to me after a little clean-up. I told her it would make a nice subject for a still life. The painting is a 9×12 oil on panel. Thanks Mom.
Here is a pic of my painting from this past Monday at the Watershed. It was painted in soft morning light from the marsh walk and is a scene of the lower lake, which is nearly covered in duckweed, etc. I was attracted to the scene by the golden leaves on the trees and by the blue trails on the lake left by birds, frogs, and other critters moving through the water. I also liked the shadow in the foreground. The painting will be entered for judging for a juried show at the Edwardsville Arts Center next month. It’s a 14×14 oil on panel. Wish me luck and thanks for looking!
I participated in an event to benefit University City in Bloom this past Sunday. This is a picture of my entry for the art show and sale. It is still available and part of any sale will still go to benefit the wonderful and dedicated gardeners who keep UCity beautiful. Please contact me if you are interested in this painting. It’s an 11×17 oil on panel.
This is from yesterday’s paint out with MOPAPA outside the Monday Club in Webster Groves, MO. It was followed by a tea and art show at the club. The show will run until October 18 and is open to the public during regular club hours. 20 artists participated, contributing two paintings each (this is not one of my two) – all of the paintings are for sale! This painting is a 9×12 oil on panel.
My brother found this vase in Arcadia, Wisconsin. Filled with flowers and plants from my backyard, I think it makes a lovely still life subject. Good eye little brother. This painting is an 11×14 oil on panel.
Tom and I visited my brother in Black River Falls, WI this past week. My brother suggested this might be a good spot to paint. This is Arnold Creek which feeds into Lake Arbutus at Hatfield. I forgot to bring my sun umbrella and got a little dark with the painting, but I like it anyway. This little study might make a good reference for a larger painting. It’s an 8×10 oil on panel.