Thursday, October 31, 2013

Pear 1

The second of my 4 x 4 inch series.  These are so much faster to paint and this time my paint is thicker.  Two more boards to paint then will see what becomes of this little venture.  This heavier paint seems suited to focusing on color and shape very different from my usual scrutiny.  

Wednesday, October 30, 2013


Recently purchased some 4 x 4 inch hardboard to have some fun using a thicker paint.  It was surprising how difficult it is to get the paint loaded on the brush and stuck on the painting.  Next time maybe the palette knife is worth trying.  These are being offered at a lower price.

Friday, October 25, 2013


What a toughie still hanging around after a week of hard frost.  These could become my favorite flower if they were a perennial.   I purchased some yellow daisies this year that make me think they are getting pretty close to developing a similar breed.  My horticulture skills are very limited.  Gardening is my willingness to pull weeds and play in the dirt.  The blooming of the flowers is what excites me and makes the work worthwhile.

Monday, October 21, 2013

The same pumpkins

They maybe the same but different perspective so totally new composition.  Caught some glare from wet paint on the top left pumpkin so that looks a little strange here but looks fine on the painting leaving it be there isn't enough daylight to rephotograph.

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Friday, October 18, 2013


 Have you ever added olives to your hamburger meat?  I was getting ready to make patty's when it occurred to me how good they looked coming out of the jar covered with olive oil so dinner took a little longer than planned.   The deli dill pickles  encroached on the scene a little but that was all right with me.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Three pumpkins

This paint was applied much thicker than my normal process.  Viewing art online vs. seeing it in person can be a very different experience, whenever possible it is better to see it up close.   Now I want to paint this grouping again and not worry about trying to obtain thicker strokes.  

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Breakfast II


This painting is more focused on the raspberries the spoon set a diagonal creates movement.  My brush strokes are applied more loosely in this painting.  The shadows are very interesting and it seems every part of the painting draws your attention but for different reasons, which is a good thing that is happening.

Monday, October 7, 2013


Hunky-dory and peachy really mean the same thing and this peach is now in it's third painting. Each time you paint something it will never be exactly the same especially if you change the view point.  If memory serves me the peaches didn't move my position was changing.

Saturday, October 5, 2013


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One sweet pepper standing up to the black and white contrast.  After naming this painting my thoughts went to Pepe Le Pew from Looney Tunes cartoons from my youth which I still enjoy watching.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Red again

Flowers really attract my attention.  This is another painting of the red gladiolus. They were spectacular along with the leaves and buds it creates a beautiful combination.  The combination of color and dark area's appeal to my sense of drama.