Friday, May 29, 2009
View from Mt. Vernon Gardens, Omaha, Ne
8"x6" oil on canvas board
available for purchase $95. unframed, $225 framed, plus $10 shipping .
If interested, contact me at email@example.com
Saturday, May 23, 2009
Friday, May 15, 2009
I finished this one a few days ago, but was unalble to post it because our card reader for the camera wore out. Dave picked up a new one, so here it is. Very fun to paint, again, I wish I would have done it larger. Thing is, I have a bunch of these panels, from Blick. They are very nice, with 1/2 inch sides on them that I will paint, probably black, so there is no need for a frame. They are all small, though. This is 8"x8".
You will notice the people are a little different than the first time I posted this. I painted over them and then regretted it because they weren't as bad as I thought. So, I redid them.
I took the original photo for my reference, around April 1st, then after starting the painting later in the month, I went back to the same location and much to my surprise, the striped awning was gone. The restaurant there had remodeled or something.
Thursday, May 14, 2009
http://www.differentstrokesfromdifferentfolks.blogspot.com/ blog next week. Karin Jurick is on a road trip right now and has asked us to wait til Tuesday to send them to her. I noticed that Karin did the same thing that I did with the taxi on the left, or I did the same thing she did, since she finished hers first. I didn't copy her, I promise!!
Monday, May 11, 2009
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Here's a painting I did a month ago, but have never gotten around to posting. I don't know why, I just haven't. I like the way it came out. I'm so attracted by that hazy blue atmospheric feeling in a painting and when i see that going on in a scene i just have to paint it. I came across this scene while on a walk around the block up from my house ( a very big block, it takes me a full hour of brisk walking to get around it). I knew I had to come back to paint it on another day when the lighting was the same. Luckily, there was a lady washing her car in the driveway just up from here and i was able to get permission to come and set up my easel any time I wanted. A week later, I did just that. I must say, I think I captured what I saw there that morning.
My son-in-law, Evan, encourged me to post regularly, and so I think I will. Thanks Evan.
8X6 oil on canvas board. $95 unframed, $125 framed.
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Here's the painting in my previous post, unfortunately, I have removed the pedestrians and the dog, now after reviewing this, I wish I wouldn't have, they were fine. Today I hope to redo the people.