Saturday, August 31, 2013

Dream Tide: Sold

This impasto painting of the Pacific near La Jolla, California, was done with a palette knife and lots of thick oil paint.   I used an undercoat of red/orange that comes through in places.    The mixture of colors and textures creates activity and movement in the painting.    Surf's up! 

Monday, August 26, 2013

Tuscan Hillside near Sienna: Sold


This painting of a village near Sienna, Italy, was done in my home studio from a photo taken last June.   A red undercoat shows through the yellows and greens of the painting.    This scene has been done many times, but.....it is hard to resist trying to capture the beauty of Tuscany.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Tuscan Hillside: Sold

This little study was done from a photo taken near Sienna, Italy last June.     If you are a Tuscan traveler, this painting may bring back fun memories, as the scene does for me.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Single Hydrangea: Sold

This painting was done in my home studio from a photo.    The many shades of blues, purples and pinks of this hydrangea were enticing.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Hart's Pass - Cascade Mountains, WA


Hart's Pass at 6,800 feet is the highest pass in the state of Washington, accessed by 10 miles of dirt road.  If you love hiking among wildflowers on a sunny day -- this is the place for you.   I used lots of squishy paint on this one to convey the richness of the scene.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Fall Folliage

If you are a Fall person, you would love this spot in Maine near the capitol of Augusta.    The painting is from a photo I took a few years ago on a very fun trip through New England.    The dark trees in the background help pop the colors of the showboats upfront.