Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Apples 3

I see glare from wet paint, sorry about that, my camera has been sent out for repairs so using my Ipad camera.  Guess it isn't to bad of a picture.  Anyway new shapes and more apples.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Cherry 1

My granddaughter Kaylee is painting this cherry and her painting is looking so good awaiting her return. So, anyway stole her cherry to paint today for myself and glad I did.  Enjoyed painting the cherry and that fading background.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Apples 2

Added a whole apple to the twist of things.  Looks like the leader of the pack.   You must see Apple 1 which was only quarter pieces.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Apples 1

When kids are young they prefer their apples cut up and the core removed.   My grandson is five and he will now eat the skin.   For painting purposes the seeds and cores and some interest to the composition. This would make a great gift for a teacher or someone who is the apple of your eye.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Peach 1

This isn't my first peach painting I made an executive decision to start numbering the subjects as they are painted instead of trying to come up with new names.  Not that remembering what number is next won't be difficult after all peaches are out of season now and who knows when the next peach painting will be created, will I remember that it should be number two?

Monday, November 11, 2013


Seeds are everywhere if your looking.   Remember acorn fights?  We use to collect bags of them and then have a war.  Growing up with four brothers toughened me up just a little.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Gladiolus squared

Flowers are always fun for me to paint so had to try them in this 4 inch size.  This was my last board and in the future this size may get used again.  The 6 inches seemed small when I started however you get comfortable with what is familiar and it's good to break away once in awhile and change things up. 

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Pear 2

Same pear different angle.  This time my focus was about the overall composition.  Looked for some hard and soft edges used more solid brush strokes for the color field changes and kept them as thick as possible without being obsessed with just applying thick paint.  What a difference and it was more enjoyable for me to paint.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Depot Street Commission

This painting is 24 x 48 inches with a frame painted as part of the scene.  This was a commission requested by First Martin of Ann Arbor.  Over 25 years ago 25 artist were commissioned to paint Ann Arbor and in celebration of that collection, this year 25 artist were commissioned to paint Ann Arbor again to become part of that permanent collection.

 ANN ARBOR PAINTED will be on display at:

117 W. Liberty
Ann Arbor, MI

From November 22  -  December 22

I can't wait to see all the paintings and hope they have the first 25 on display also.   After the exhibit the paintings will be on permanent display in the many First Martin buildings in Ann Arbor.