Thursday, January 5, 2012

Big Sky

big sky daily pastel painting
12" by 21" daily pastel painting, unframed

I used black Canson Mi Tientes paper which is a lighter paper and I haven't used it in years. It holds much less pastel particles so I need to be careful with my application. This was a fun piece.
I'm thinking of going more abstract with the next one.

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Wednesday, January 4, 2012

The Long Journey

'The Long Journey'
30" x22" acrylic painting 
surface - stretched canvas
painted sides - framing optional

I started this ladybug painting a few months ago but other work delayed the progress. I was excited to get back to it this week. I'm getting hooked on painting large again. I'm working on trying to balance all the painting I want to do from small pastels to commissioned work.

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Sunday, January 9, 2011

Big Sky2

18" x 24" daily acrylic painting
surface - gallery wrapped canvas
SOLD

For the past few years or so I've been reluctant to make a commitment to painting large. What was I thinking? These last two pieces were very satisfying to paint, mostly because I didn't use any references. I'm beginning to realize that I love painting landscapes. There's a simplicity in them, and a sense of serenity.

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Wednesday, January 5, 2011

footprints in the snow

24" by `18" daily acrylic painting
unframed stretched canvas

This was so much fun to paint. No references . . just my imagination. My daughter inspired the beginning of this painting and it just kept evolving until the last stroke of paint. As much as I hate the cold I love the look of fresh snow on the ground.
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$375 including shipping and handling in the US. For purchasing information please visit my daily painting blog.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

children of war

24" by 36" acrylic painting, unframed
stretched canvas    SOLD

I painted this back in 2002 in response to the US's invasion of Afghanistan. Unfortunately children are the inevitable victims of war, not only in a physical sense but for a lifetime to come.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

oriental paper fan

"Serenity"
12" by 36" oil painting, gallery wrapped and painted on the sides
SOLD

I've been so busy with my daily small paintings that I forgot to post this oil painting which I completed last year. The reference for this painting is a hand fan of which I have a collection. The original fan has detail work on it which I left out because I wanted to abstract it enough to give the feeling of serenity.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Ghost Ranch Mountains

I've been cleaning up my hard drive files and decided to organize my work online also. I will be moving paintings from my Daily Painting Blog which are larger than the usual daily work to this blog.
Hopefully they will be new to you. If you are subscriber and are receiving too many updates please bear with me while I update the site. It's only temporary.
Ghost Ranch daily pastel painting



12" by 12" oil painting, unframed stretched canvas, ready to hang
The reference photo for this oil painting was one of the many that I took during my stay in Abiquiu, New Mexico. The scenery was absolutely breathtaking!

$200 with free shipping and handling in the US
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Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Cerra Pedernal

cerra pedernal daily oil painting
8" by 10" daily oil painting, unframed
stretched canvas

The cerra pedernal is part of the Jemez mountains in New Mexico. This was the view from the house we rented in Abiquiu, NM.
Once I looked at the photo I realized that Georgia O'Keeffe (who was famous for painting this mountain) probably stood near the same spot while she painted. I compared the photo with her painting and the angle seemed to be the same.

$150 with free shipping and handling in the US
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Friday, January 2, 2009

hilly landscape

hilly landscape pastel painting
21" x 14" pastel painting, unframed
surface: Canson Mi Teintes paper
SOLD

I've always had a fondness for hilly landscapes and clouds are one of my favorite subjects.

This is an older piece which I never posted. I recently photographed some of my older works because the images I had from a few years ago were not accurate. My newer camera does a much better job.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Sedona Shack

Sedona shacks acrylic painting 30" by 24" acrylic painting, unframed
painted on stretched canvas

A number of years ago my son and I traveled to Sedona, Arizona. I took a picture of these shacks at Red Rock state park. The flowers were an addition from my imagination.


SOLD

Sunday, March 2, 2008

raven

I was very happy to receive a Jack Richeson Award at The Connecticut Pastel Society's member show yesterday for my "Raven" painting.



This has been a goal of mine for the past 2 years.
The competition is fierce! I wasn't sure about entering a surreal painting since I haven't seen any surreal work in the member shows. I debated over entering a piece that I thought the judge would like (as if I'd know!) or one that I felt best represented my work. I went with the latter and I'm glad I did.
The show will be open from March 1 thru March 21 at Gallery 53, Colony Street, Meriden, Ct.
The reception took place yesterday and I saw some amazing work by other pastel painters.
This painting is SOLD

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Sophie

11 1/2" by 16 3/4" pastel painting (unframed)
2004

I wish I had a larger scanner. Although the colors closely represent the painting there is still quite a bit lost from the original to a digital image (as with all digital representations of paintings).
I may try scanning it in parts. . .then again . . . .


$160 with free shipping and handling in the US
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