Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Train Tracks



8" x 10" oil on panel

You can view and purchase this painting here.

This is my second Luxembourg painting. It's hard to find a single spot in that country that isn't fairy-tale gorgeous; the best I could do is train tracks. Which were still lovely.

I'm using the technique I learned in Dan Nelson's Art of the Carolinas workshop—starting with a transparent acrylic underpainting, and then building up with transparent oils. Just a little opaque paint at the end.

Obviously there's still a lot to learn, but I'm happy with the method. It absolutely forces the artist to be loose and spontaneous.

Step One - light areas.
Greens and blues
dark areas
opaque white and some lines. Still using acrylic. This is my favorite stage of the painting. Next time I may just stop here :)
Sky. For some reason this shot looks much warmer than the preceding one; but the only thing I worked on was the blue/white in the sky.
adding local color
Details and it's done.



Monday, November 17, 2014

Casements du Bock




10" x 8" oil on panel

November's Virtual Paintout location is Luxembourg. This view shows the Casements du Bock, the fortress Count Siegfried built in 963.

This painting is not for sale, but you can view and purchase others here.


Monday, October 20, 2014

Corolla



11" x 14" oil on canvas

You can view and purchase this painting here.

Painted on canvas and gallery wrapped - all the edges are painted, so it can be hung framed or unframed.


Monday, June 9, 2014

Main from Parrish



11" x 14" oil on canvas

You can view and purchase this painting here.

This is a view of Main Street in Durham NC, from a little park that's between Parrish and Main. The colors of the buildings are really surprising - it's not quite Rainbow Row or Alamo Square, but the buildings are very striking.

Painted on black canvas and gallery wrapped - all the edges are painted, so it can be hung framed or unframed.


Monday, June 2, 2014

Southern Chile



6" x 8" oil on panel

You can view and purchase this painting here.

May's Virtual Paintout was southern Chile. Scenes were limited - there aren't many roads in that area. But what scenery there was, was gorgeous.


Saturday, May 10, 2014

Yoga, Astrology, Tattoos


8" x 6"
oil on panel

Somehow I missed posting this one. Something a little different for me. This is actually part of the Virtual Paintout's location of Washington DC. The larger street scene was also pretty cool, but this particular bit caught my eye.



Saturday, May 3, 2014

Rainy Crossing


4" x 4"
oil on panel

You can view and purchase this painting here.

My entry into this month's Virtual Paintout location of Liverpool.

Some progress shots:









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