Sunday, March 29, 2009

James Dean Lincoln

A sexier more approachable Lincoln, painted for a Commemorative Lincoln Show sponsored by the Imagine Foundation in Jacksonville, IL.

Symphony in Cobalt Blue

5" x 7" oil on masonite. Another Painting a Day piece....
A really fun little painting with lots of texture and complimentary color. The circular composition and reflective metal is eye-catching.

Tropical Notes

A small 6" x 6" oil painting on gessoed masonite, completed from life.

Chinese Tea and Lemons

16" x 12" oil on linen. Painted from life in my home studio. Sold quickly.

Sunday, March 01, 2009

Today's painting in the "painting a day" series

What is a "Painting a Day"? It started a few years ago when a few artists began blogging their alla prima creations. The paintings are usually small, attractive still life subjects featuring ordinary objects executed in a direct expressive manner. I do not create one painting per day-- I work and am a little too busy to paint every day although it would be nice. I also like to work on some paintings for longer periods, over the course of a week or two. But this painting was completed in a couple hours, it is small at 6" x 7" and it is comprised of everyday objects.
Lemon, Oranges and Chinese Tea oil on canvas over wooden panel ... $100 if you are interested-- Paypal or money order only. Thanks!