Saturday, October 31, 2009

Can't cut this 6"x6"

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I love my scissors, at first I had three pair but somehow it was not working> Looked around for something else to put in and I thought the marble might work. I like the glow it has. Happy Halloween!

Friday, October 30, 2009

"Reflecting on" 6"x8" $100

This was our model today. I thought she looked like she could be on a broadway musical. She had a warm light on her right and a large window with the overcast light coming in on her left. I thought I had done a rather good job until I photographed it. I should have painted it with more color so it would be more dramatic.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Awl, cut it out!

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Time to do something different. Something that doesn't rot. The awl belonged to my dad and the cutter is my latest new tool. I had been using an old one that Dad had and it's very dull. This one is like having a brand new shiny car. Well, not quite like that, it doesn't honk or burn rubber.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Jack O'Lantern

6"x8" oil on panel

This gourd is Irish and he is scaring the heck out of the little pumpkin. This gourd was given to me by some dear friends in Southern Indiana, Pat and Bonnie. Pat cut out the face. They have been growing these gourds for quite a few years now and sell them along with pears that come from their orchard. I have this one set up in my studio and I light him up every day.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Eileen & buddies

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I decided to use a purple background on this one. I don't think this picture shows the right shade. I took it in natural light but the day is extremely overcast. I will try to reshoot and replace it tomorrow. Since these peppers are so luminous it is tricky to get the shadow side of the pepper dark enough. It takes using a bit of the opposite color in the shadow to grey and darken it down.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Laying down on the job

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Back in the saddle again, so to speak. I'm getting down to business as usual after a weekend in a cabin in eastern Kentucky. Spectacular views and the fall colors were beautiful. I love the subtle colors of these peppers. The light comes through the pepper somewhat and gives it a luminous affect.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Taking a nap

Looks like it is just resting it's little stem on the floor. I did a figurative portrait this morning but I don't think it was good enough to show. So here is another. I'm going to a cabin in the hills of Kentucky tomorrow and try my hand at landscape. Wish me luck.

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Thursday, October 22, 2009

Beautiful mystery foliage 8"x6" oil

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I think this is wonderful foliage but I don't know what it is. Does anyone out there know what it is called.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

"I've got you babe"

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I have started listing my daily paintings on eBay so anyone interested in buying can click on to bid. The bid is 7 days long and is payable through PayPal. I can't wait for someone to purchase something so I can find out if I have the process down correctly. I am delivering about 35 daily paintings to the "White Oak" restaurant here in Louisville on Monday. So those will not be available. I will try to have all my painting from now on available for purchase on ebay from now on except for those paintings that are requests.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

"United we stand"

I started on this yesterday but due to certain circumstances I had to paint it in the dark. Needless to say it didn't turn out too well so I finished it today. I'm not too happy with it but it was my effort of the day and I guess I still need to include it. This combo of colors did not photograph too well either. Arrrr!!!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

"Who's next?"

I thought this was going to be easy. Right there was my first mistake. It was more difficult because the items were so thin and I couldn't use a large brush. But despite the struggle I think it turned out well.