Monday, April 26, 2010

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Red Tractor, 222

I am loving doing these smaller pieces. I should have done them before I did the larger pieces, but it is just as fun and half the pain! They are much more free and take a LOT less time to complete. I know that big may not be "In" at the moment, but I really hope to do some larger scale pieces of these tractors and trucks. I think it would be really cool to have an almost life siZe painting of a junk car on your wall.

In the meantime, I am going to enjoy burning up these smaller linen panels I have.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Red Ford, Green Field 221

Going a bit off the reservation with this one. Weird siZe for me... 11"x14", and on a linen panel. I must say that I love working on panels. I love the spring of the canvas, but there is something I find very appealing about the hardness of the wood on the linen panel. I normally work very small or very large, hitting something in the middle was fun and I hope to do a few more of these before the show. I really like the freedom of this piece, from an artist stand. It is not plein air, but i approached that was and did not spend any time on the drawing... unlike the larger pieces. I really like the look of the drawing aspects of this piece, I will have to apply that to a larger piece if i ever have the guts!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Avocado Halves and Quarters on Red, 220

This one is very different for some reason. Not sure if it the green/red relationship or my use of cad red light versus my permanent red or cad red medium. i like the overall effect but it may be a but strong for most.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Avocado Halves on Blue, 218

I am having to move through my produce pretty quickly. I get hungry and it doesn't always keep as long as I would like. I used this avocado for several paintings of different siZes on different backgrounds. I find these paintings are coming easier to me. I am using a more complex palette than what I normally use as I have introduced new colors to it.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Dogwood, 218

It's that time of year hear in georgia where the woods erupt with fountains of white and pink. I love dogwoods, they remind me that if the Masters hasn't been played yet... it will be soon!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Asparagus on Blue, 217

Ramping up to get back into the swing of daily painting. I spent most of January and February painting the large pieces for the restaurant in NC, now it is time to get back to some smaller observational work. This piece marks the first of many smaller pieces I did last week during my spring break. I tried to do at least 3 a day.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Campbell's, 216

I hope to do this piece larger at some point. I had thought about just doing the label, but I decided to go Andy on this one and do the whole can.

Roscoe Field, 216

This was done in Paris late one night from a photo just to get the dust off...

Buttercup, 215

I am always reluctant to share really bad pieces, but I am not here to mislead or lie to myself! They cannot all be great or even good. This one is what I call a transitional piece... meaning, i have to get through this one to get to the next! Who knows, someone may like it!

After leaving Savannah, I went to Paris, TN for Easter with my fiancee's family. Her mother had beautiful buttercups (as they say in Tennessee... in Georgia we call them daffodils) with permission, I picked several and painted from them in my bedroom at night.

I had hoped to get out and paint, but our schedule was full. I did get a folder full of great tractor and truck photos as I usually do!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Marsh Sketch, 214

Did this one while on an interim trip with our 7th grade class. Not leaving the students unattended, I did this around a campfire to keep the gnats of from a photo I took earlier in the day. I gave the group of students interested a quick lesson on painting outdoors.

The group that takes us out every year, Sea Kayak Georgia, got some pictures of me painting... hope to be able to share those soon.

We go on this trip every year, this is my 6th. Ronnie, the owner of Sea Kayak Georgia , joked that he had begun to think that I just talked about painting and carried my gear around. He was impressed that I actually could. One of their guide, Preston, a fellow SCAD grad and painter, frequents Ossabaw island and the artist colony there. I hope to go back later this summer to paint in Savannah and the barrier islands.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Destroyed Tide, 213

I really pushed the limits of this painting, abstracting almost beyond the point of recognition. I still don't quite know where these are going, but the journey continues to amuse me.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Sinclair, 212

Love this Sinclair logo... How braZZEn to use an actual dinosaur on a logo used for fossil fuels! Sometimes the obvious is the way to go. Easily one of my favorite gas logos, next to the pegasus used by Mobil. There is a great story there I am sure. I am sure there has got to be one behind this dinosaur as well!