Thursday, October 12, 2006
8"x10" Oil On Gessobord
Venice painting #2. This painting was done from a photograph I took while traveling through Venice, Italy. This was one of those impulse shots. We were casually strolling down the street when I noticed this corner. It just struck me as being perfectly composed. I loved mostly the angles in this photo. It also caught my eye with its cozy charm. I love wrought iron. This painting was hard not to paint tightly but I feel I did a good job at painting a non-organic subject as loose as I could, one of my struggles as a painter. I am glad I finished it tonight, I was getting a little bored with it. Time to move on.
Friday, September 29, 2006
18"x24" Oil on Canvas
Another painting from a few years ago. This is one of my better paintings I think because I managed to keep it loose. I tried very hard to avoid painting it "tightly", which is a constant stuggle for me. I love to paint glass and these bottles were very colorful as well making them the perfect still life for me. My second Venice painting is still in the works. Life is busy! Enjoy!
Thursday, August 24, 2006
18" x 24" Oil on Canvas
Here is a painting I did in 2003. Here is another example of my appeal to reflections and water, not to mention my absolute love of nature and wildlife. On occasion I will find myself birding in this lovely area called the Berkshires. I haven't really come up with a name for this goose though it stands tall and proud and deserves a name besides "Canada Goose". Enjoy her as much as I have.
Saturday, August 19, 2006
8" x 10" Oil on Canvasboard
Well, here it is, my first painting in 3 years! This was a pretty painstaking process for me. The water was most challenging. It took roughly 7 hours to paint over the course of way too many days. I am very pleased with the results. The painting was done from a photograph I took while traveling in Venice, Italy. Venice is a dreamy place so I wanted the feeling to come through in my painting. Venice has met and exceded all of my expectations of a romantic, charming, peaceful place. I am happy to be sharing it with you, Enjoy!