Monday, October 25, 2010

Montana Memories

"Montana Blues" 24x18" oil on canvas
The quality of light and color is so pure and bright in Montana, especially when seen in reflections on the water. Here are the two paintings I worked on this week from photos I snapped on our journey. I am seeing it all in my mind's eye and feeling the warm glow .... I just wish I could have painted them while standing on the shore.
"Cabin Fervor" 7x5" oil on canvas
"Montana Blues" will be a part of my upcoming show Dec. 4th at The Linda Watson Gallery. To view my portfolio click here

Monday, October 18, 2010

Hot Off The Palette

"Early Morning Solitude" 18x24" Oil on Canvas
"Pomegranate Promenade" 6x6" Oil on canvas board
"Choose your partners dos ado!" It's the pomegranate and persimmon hoedown, going on inside this little square of a canvas floor. These are the same two persimmons you met in last week's painting. I had more fun this week finding out what they look like on the inside. I have only eaten one other persimmon in my lifetime but it made me pucker something awful. To my surprise and utter delight, these were delicious and sweeter than honey. This painting is up for bid on my eBay Store. If you would like to place a bid click here 

Meanwhile, back on down the highway, "Early Morning Solitude" (above) was painted from a photograph I took last summer in Montana. I loved the way this little house/farm was tucked away deep inside rolling hills with the Bear Tooth mountains looming on the horizon. I sure would love to live there. This piece will be included in my upcoming show at The Linda Watson Gallery in Conroe Dec. 2-4. 

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Monday, October 11, 2010

Paintings of the Week

"Quiet Reflections" 24x18" Oil on Canvas

This larger piece, for my upcoming show, was painted from the photo above. I only used a few of the boats that were actually there in order to emphasis the peaceful serenity I felt standing on the pier in the early morning at Jackson Lake. That's the great thing about being an artist you can pick and choose which parts you want to keep and those you want to omit. I just love all the quiet mirror reflections on the water. And next, thank you to my friend Leona, my still-life for this week is a couple of very happy young persimmons "Going into the Chapel of Love"... They make such a handsome couple.
"Chapel of Love" 6x6" oil on canvas board

Sunday, October 3, 2010

2 New Paintings

"Montana Fields Ablaze" 18x24" Oil on Canvas

I painted this first one from a photo taken during our summer fun-in-the-sun. The hay fields must have been taking a rest from a recent harvest and had begun sprouting tiny red orange wild flowers that cast a blanket of hue across the land, making it look like it had been stripped bare, rubbed raw and left bleeding like an open scraped wound.
"Cobalt Echoes" 6x6" Oil on Canvas board
Like those crazy Fun Houses we went into as kids, "Cobalt Echoes" reveals mirrored images on the side of a coffee cup. Images that stretch and bend, twist and warp with the refraction of light ... creating reflections... that remind me how distorted and fractured our own vision can be.

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