Thursday, August 28, 2008

On the Mist Trail

Up the Trail, to the Falls, 30 x 40 inches, oil.

This painting is from a photo taken in early spring when the falls in Yosemite Valley are charging down the mountain. The technique in this painting is something I have recently come up with--it involves smooshing paint into paint to get washy gradations with a palette knife. It makes for long painting hours because the technique does not work at all once the paint is dry.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

self-portrait on a hot day...unfinished

The bay area is hot this week, and I have took a break from worky- work to do a quick self-portrait. For this painting I reverted to a former style of brushwork rather than palette knife. I also adhered to the lighting and color truly found in my studio, rather than pushing and pulling at the color harmonies, for once.

Here is a link to something totally different, original and lovely:

Wednesday, August 13, 2008


Chocolate!, 10 x 10 inches, oil.

Today is a painting day, and here is a portrait of afternoon snack, now consumed...

Friday, August 08, 2008

Evening in the Garden

Evening in the Garden, 18 x 24 inches, oil.

I reworked the painting below into the one above, I must say that I liked the result. I just put a new layer of palette knife oil paint over the old painting-- a fresh look really helped the painting. The figure in the painting was not touched at all, but now he looks as if he fits in.

Here is the original, now underpainting...


Reflection, 6 x 6 inches, oil.

Dawn Sketch

Dawn Sketch, 6 x 6 inches, oil.