Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Braeburn Apples

6x6 oil painting I tried these apples in a new copper pot but it didn't look right.  When I took them out they seemed to pose themselves and the wiped down panel was easy to paint on.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Ratatouille Series - Garlic

6" by 6" oil on cradled panel

This is the last of the Ratatouille series.  The garlic sat in my studio for weeks.  I thought it would be the hardest but in some ways it was the easiest.  I still like the tomato the best!

I am gearing up for the 30 day challenge, ordering panels and planning subjects.  So far I am thinking of garden flowers, tractors, teapots, shiny objects and of course my favorite, landscapes. I t will be a busy summer!

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Dracut Barn

14.5 x10.5 Pastel of a scene that caught my eye on the way to get ice cream.  I did this one on Museum Board with an under-painting of clear gesso with Nickel Azo Gold and Terracotta primer to establish values. When it is dry I touch sand for a smooth finish and then apply the pastels.  This time I used the sennelier set with my old favorites, nupastel.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Late Afternoon

I am drawn to landscapes. quiet places not far from home. This is based on a photo I took of a field I pass on my way to and from work.  8x8 oil

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Beaver Pond

Trying out my new Terry Ludwig pastels.  I just got the basic landscape set and I combined it with the plein air set and a few of the intense darks. I like the brighter colors.  5x7

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Summer Field

This one is 10x14 I just love these sun-lit fields.  This is done on museum board with an underpainting in acrylic Nickel azo gold and colorfix primmer terracotta.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Cloud Study

I am practicing pastel techniques based on the book "Painting Brilliant Skies and Water in Pastel" by Liz Haywood-Sullivan.  I like using her under-painting technique.

Saturday, June 1, 2013


Sometimes I can't resist doing a little more work.  I loosened this up and now I like it better.