Sunday, January 29, 2012

Painting on Linen

This is the first painting I have ever painted on linen, and I must say it's a great surface to work with. Canvas is much more affordable, but it doesn't take paint nearly as well as linen. Given that I tend not to mix a lot of color, or pile it on as thick as some of my other artist friends, it may be a good choice for me in the future.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

A Painting for Fall

This is the first time actually finishing a fall painting during the fall, so I'm pretty excited about that! This is larger than I had been working, 20" x24". So glad to be back in the studio this weekend, it's been too long!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

I Have to Repost This

This is meant to be a good luck charm for my Redbirds. Hope all is well out there, I should be posting new work soon, so stay tuned.

Monday, September 26, 2011

What Inspires You?

Here is the first painting I ever sold in a gallery. It's a painting of some local kids playing ball on a field in Mexico. Baseball is something that inspires me, and I try to paint what inspires me rather than what I think people will buy. So what inspires you?

Monday, September 5, 2011

Happy Labor Day!

I'm very grateful for a "fruitful" Labor Day weekend spent with family and friends, with time leftover to paint.

Occasionally I'll paint a smaller plein air painting or quick studio study to test a subject matter, and if successful move to a larger canvas. This one was the exact opposite. I started large, and was not happy with the piece, and put it aside for about 2 years. Recently I started it up again on a smaller canvas and was pleased with the progress, and ultimately the finished piece. It just goes to show how important spontaneity and timing is in art. Although developing certain habits and practices are important, it's important for me to not become too formulaic or predictable in my approach.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Oldie but Goodie

I don't have anything new to show, but here's an older painting that still holds up to my new work. It's a painting of the Wenatchee river in Leavenworth, Washington. I hope to get back in the studio over the long weekend, hopefully I'll have some new work to show!

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Good Day for a Hurricane

Being still relatively new to the region, I'm really unsure of what to expect when Irene hits us. I'm excited and nervous all at the same time, as I've always loved a good storm. Here's hoping that everyone makes it through this safely, and that we all have lots of inspiring skies to paint when it passes!