Notes From My Studio
This is day 10 of my 90-day challenge to produce one new painting from life each day. The subject for today’s painting is a small antique vase with a dried straw flower from a friend’s garden.\ If I had the opportunity to do this painting over again, I’d focus more on controlling the values […]
This is day 9 of my 90 day challenge where I do one new painting from life each day. The impetus for today’s painting was that I wanted to paint on a blue background. Sometimes it’s as simple as that. Blue and green also make an unusual color harmony, so I enjoyed working with […]
This is day 8 of my 90 challenge where each day I produce 1 new painting from life. The model for today’s painting was a pair of shells. I was drawn to them by the patterns of markings – especially the spiral design on the right-hand shell. In addition, I enjoyed capturing the iridescence in […]
This is day 7 of my 90-day challenge to do one new painting from life each day. The subject is an old and kind of battered enamel drinking cup, which I thought had a lot of character. I draped some red string around the handle to fill out the composition. I’m really enjoying working with […]
This is day 6 of my 90-day challenge to produce one new painting from life each day. I felt yesterday’s painting fell short of my expectations, so today I wanted to produce a stronger piece. There’s always room for improvement, but this certainly satisfied that need. The model was another glass of water. I wanted […]
This is day 5 of my 90-day challenge to do one new painting from life each day. Since yesterday’s painting was complex, I wanted to do a less involved composition today. I chose a simple water glass resting on a piece of red cloth. In some ways, it turned out to be an even bigger […]
My Latest Paintings
Contemplation: Oranges, Silver, and Red Teapot
Contemplation: Silver and Orange
Eternal Light No. 2
Contemplation: Oranges, Olives, Ginger Jar
Chinese Teapot, Bottle, Cherries, Sky
Monumental Shell III
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