Friday, March 17, 2017

Going Green!

These are a couple studies I did on Wednesday. They are 6x6 on panel. I'm very happy with them and hope to do more.

This is the last post for a while since I'll be out of town. Happy St Patricks Day!

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Portrait of a Belly Flop - Quadriptych

4 - 8"x 8" boards  - A Quadriptych

Here is one I've been working on for some time but finally put the finishing touches on last week. I had a lot of fun with them and hope to do more like it.

portrait of a belly flop 1
portrait of a belly flop 2
portrait of a belly flop 3
portrait of a belly flop 4

Monday, March 13, 2017

More Goldfinches

6" x 12" oil on cradled board

More goldfinches.... just because they are so fun to paint!

I keep forgetting to post more studio photos! I'm pretty much moved in and have been working there most days. I will try to remember to post photos later this week.

Thursday, March 2, 2017


6x6 oil on cradled board

I've been seeing Robins lately. Isn't that a sign of spring?
I believe it's supposed to snow today.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Goldfinch - SOLD

6x6 oil on cradled board

Another bird I painted a couple weeks ago.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Orchard Oriole

6"x8" oil on panel

I think this is a Spotted Towhee, but I could be wrong. Does anyone know for sure?

I've had a couple people contact me about this bird, and I now think it looks most like a Orchard Oriole! I love birds!

So much going on here! I've not been painting as often because I've been moving my home studio to Studios on Sheridan at the Sunbeam building. The Sunbeam Building is a renovated 1930's era warehouse that at one time was the Sunbeam Bakery. The Sunbeam Building houses retail stores as well as Studios on Sheridan (SoS). There are over 20 artists with studios there, and now I'm one of them. I expect to be moved in and working by mid-March. I'll start being open for First Fridays on April 7th. I've been sharing some photos of my process on my Facebook page. I will post my set hours soon. I should be able to start painting there daily by next week.

I've also been joining a friend Yvonne Ham, in her studio once a week to keep up my practice of working from life. She has groups painting from models and still life. Depending on your preference. Above is the model holding my study from last week.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Cher Ami

6"x8" oil on panel

Here is a smaller painting I did over the weekend. Warming up my painting muscles for the large ones I need to work on.

Cher Ami was the first war pigeon during WW1. I have no idea if this looks anything like the bird named Cher Ami. I just thought that was interesting. :)

Monday, January 23, 2017

Another Swimmer

12"x9" oil on cradled board

Another swimmer. I am enjoying the abstract/realism blend of these water paintings. 

Friday, January 20, 2017

A Kiss

4"x4" oil on panel

In between some larger paintings, I did this small kiss.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

The Swimmer

10"x10" oil on cradled board

Finally finished this piece with the plans to paint it even larger.