October 27, 2013

Holding Hands

Acrylic on Panel - 11 x 14 inches - SOLD

This was a commission piece, and I didn't even know I did commissions. The father had seen some of my work, including a painting I did of a young girl dancing with her shadow. He sent me a photo that he thought would work well, and we was right, which is so rare. I prefer to take my own reference photos, but I knew I could make this work. I simplified the background a lot, but kept the figures pretty close to the reference. This practically danced off my brush, which is odd because I'd take a pretty long break from painting. 

October 25, 2013

Long Barn

Acrylic on Panel - 9 x 12 inches - Sold

Another one done on location up North where the weather is always warmer. 

October 23, 2013

Sonoma House

Acrylic on Panel - 9 x 12 inches - Click Here to Bid

Painting on location in the countryside. Came across this interesting building and had a great spot in the shade to paint it. I tried to keep it loose and let a little of the underpainting peek through, and not pay too much attention to the details (and there were a lot of architectural details on this building). 

October 21, 2013


Marker, colored-pencil, pastel, laserprint transfer - 6 x 4 inches - NFS

Here's my submission to the Daily Paintworks Touchy-Feely Challenge, which is about "texture" this week. I started with a photo of a thistle I took, output to laser and transferred to panel so I could attack it with all sorts of color and the scraping of the X-acto knife.