Friday, January 13, 2012

The Starin Farm

16x20, oil on canvas
Painted from a composite of photos. 
Truly incredible the way the late afternoon sun illuminates autumn leaves.
Loved painting this one.


Saturday, January 7, 2012

House Portrait

G & G's House
Wayne, Pennsylvania

5x7, oil on canvas

Last year after Granddad passed away Grammie moved out of their house of almost 50 years and moved to Richmond. They had a beautiful lot with big, shady trees, a large backyard, apple, cherry & walnut trees and a vegetable garden.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

so it usually goes something like this.

1. sit down and slather paint here and there until the colors get muddy and i get frustrated. 

2. put it away for a few days.

3. overcorrect the colors. focus on shapes. get frustrated again.

4. leave it on the window sill for a week or two. consider starting over.

5. decide not to become a quitter. focus on one section at a time, background to foreground (don't have pictures of those steps, sorry), and finally finish.

The Pergola
8x10, oil on canvas

I'll be posting more new paintings in the next few days, so come back soon! Thanks!
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