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Color and Pattern

Playing here with complementary colors, textures (glass, fabric) and a selection of flowers from our backyard… This is an oil painting on panel and measures 11×14.

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Carpe Diem

Grateful for this beautiful day… this is a plein air/alla prima still life. This painting is a 12×16 oil on panel.

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Take Three – Summer Dreamin’

I think after you reach a certain point as an artist, one of the worst sins in painting is to be boring. That’s why I decided to take full artistic license with this and to repaint the background. The last version … Continue reading

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Taking Another Swing…

I wanted to take another swing at this subject, because my drawing/perspective was so bad on the first try. I think this is somewhat improved as far as the jar lid shape and size. For this version, I used a … Continue reading

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Jar of Shells

A quick study from today. This little assemblage has been taking up space for awhile now – thought it was time to dust it off and paint it! The painting is an 8×10 oil on panel.

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Plein Air Still Life

Just a quick plein air study today from my backyard set-up. After near collisions with kamikaze hummingbirds and a few mosquito bites, I managed this 9×12 oil on panel! It’s hard out there for a plein air artist (loved every … Continue reading

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Still Life with Gold Bird

Another rainy day still life from this past Sunday. I tried to emphasize the pattern of the cloth in the background to make it go almost flat like some of the fauve painters (Matisse, Gaugin, et al.). This is a bit … Continue reading

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Make Your Own Sunshine

Well, another rainy weekend – good for studio painting… This is another alla prima oil from this afternoon.  I love this vase for its interesting shape and for the light effects it produces. I may add a few more leaves … Continue reading

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