Monday, November 15, 2010

Gay Dolphin 295

Finished up the large version. I wanted to do something different so I painted on linen instead of canvas which I loved, but I don't think I can afford it. The surface took the paint very well and with minimal effort. I also made small changes from the sketch like lightening the sky so the sign stood out more. That was about the only change.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Stand of Pines 294

Did this commission piece for a friend that "Just wanted something of mine, do whatever you want." Love those clients. I had been wanting to do a larger, vertical daytime version of the Stand for a while now, I think it is awesome and I wish I could keep it. I guess that is what happens when you let a painter do, "whatever you want."

She has a beautiful gold frame for it as well. When it is dry enough, I will put in the frame for the full effect.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Study, The Gay Dolphin 293

Fellow painter, Martin Pate, turned me onto this sign while we were staying in Myrtle Beach, SC for the Oil Painters of America Regional Show last month. This is a study for a larger painting to come.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Tin Gin 292

Some open air buddies of mine came down for a visit and an afternoon of painting. I have been trying to get people to come to my neck of the woods before all the cool old stuff is gone... although I don't think things are going to be cleared to bring in new industry or business, but because at the rate of decay, some of this will not stand for long. We drove around for a bit before settling on the Cotton Pickin' Fair Grounds. I did a quick 6"x8" color sketch and that night, did a larger 11"x14" piece of the whole building.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

OPA Lamar Potts Shack 291

One of my favorite places to paint. Got a ton of reference material here . There is a great red barn there, too. My shack is a little bit too purple, I still have a lot to learn about painting buildings and shadows!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Chandler Road Field OPA290

Last Saturday, Millie Gosch hosted the first ever OPA Paint Out in the state of Georgia. It was great fun! Here is the first painting from early that morning.