Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Red Skein, 6 x 6 inches, oil with palette knife, available.

I recently attended a knitting party put on by a friend of mine, and learned a bit about knitting. It turns out to be a fun thing to do, kind of like Sudoku, but in 3-d. Here is a small still-life of some vibrant red yarn to commemorate the acquisition of a new time-sink!

Baylands I, 6 x6 inches, oil with palette knife, available.

Baylands II, 6 x 6 inches, oil with palette knife, available.

Yesterday afternoon, after a day of dense cold winter fog, the sun shone for a few hours and I took myself down to the marsh for some much needed plein air painting. These are two sketches that I completed before the winter light left and my fingers became to cold to paint.

These paintings are both done very quickly, but with close attention to the actual light harmony and quality at that very moment.

Monday, January 14, 2008

Napa Trees, 6 x 6 inches, oil on canvas, available.

This small palette knife is done from a larger work that I posted to my Web site earlier this winter. I often look to previous paintings for experimental motifs. Here I enjoyed the rather unusual orange/pink color scheme that developed out of my whimsy and from the source material.