a collection of daily paintings and drawings

Friday, August 29, 2014

THE COLLECTION watercolor still life marble painting

The Collection
watercolor and gouache  19 x 10"

Another recent "finish". I think I started it about 18 months ago. The marbles were a breeze, but I struggled with the background and the cast shadow. It was a good lesson that sometimes you have to stop looking at your subject and just try to figure out what would make the painting better.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

CAMELLIA STILL LIFE flower watercolor painting

Camellia Still life
watercolor 12 x 8"

I've been working on a few watercolor paintings, trying to finish them for entry in the Niagara Frontier Watercolor Society. I finished this one. Nice, but I wound up entering a portrait and a small wispy landscape with a bird. Not my usual thing, either of them, but I am all full of daring these days. Painting in oils will do that to a watercolorist I guess.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

WET SPRING landscape oil painting

A Wet Spring
oil on linen  7 x 5"

It has been a wet Summer here in New York.  I cobbled this painting together from a Plein Air attempt in the soggy field, and an old photo of the buildings.

Friday, August 15, 2014

WHITE QUEEN PEONY watercolor flower painting and print

White Queen Peony
giclee print on canvas 24x26"

Here I am with one of my White Queen Peony giclee prints on canvas. I am so happy with the way they look. We printed them substantially bigger than the original, at 24 x 26", but my printer (a wizard with photography and printing) made sure they came out crisp and vibrant. I will only have 25 of these prints made, both in this size and the original 14x15". Check out my website to order, or email me.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

BERRY BUSH CHICKADEE (SOLD) bird landscape watercolor painting

Berry Bush Chickadee (SOLD)

Finishing up some small watercolors and beginning some more ambitious paintings this week. I need something new for the upcoming Niagara Frontier WC Society National show.
Plus, new demos are on my list of things to do (still).

Berry Bush Chickadee
watercolor  7 x 8"

Friday, August 01, 2014

WELL BALANCED marble still life oil painting

Well Balanced
oil on canvas  24 x 20"

I just took a batch of paintings to Rust Belt Books in Buffalo for an exhibition through September. Not sure why I greed to it, as the place is not really conducive to my kind of artwork. It is very funky, messy, and well, Rust Belt-y. I'm mostly concerned that my beautiful paintings will be safe there. The oils on canvas are much more fragile than I expected. The edges scrape up very easily, and they can get a dent if anything rests against them.