Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Ranunculus


12x12"
oil on 2"profile gallery wrapped stretched canvas

I painted this one a little while ago. I hadn't painted in a while and just wanted to get back at it. I laid out my palette and just started to paint. My goal was to lay down as much pure color as possible keeping everything quite clean and defined. I love how the ground color (red) peeks through the peddles of the flower and how the shapes in the vase look abstracted. I am fairly happy with this one considering how long it had been since I painted and that my son naps for only 45 minutes at the longest if Im lucky. Nap time is when I try to get into the studio. Its good to be back!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Walking the Red Carpet


6x6"
oil on panel

I found this little creamer at my favorite shop One Mans Treasure here in Stony Plain. I couldn't wait to get it home and do a painting. I have a feeling it will show up in a few paintings from time to time as it was such a joy to paint.

Freedom to Experiment While Studying Ice Formations

This patch of ice was formed by dripping water from the roof of our house. Spring is slowly starting to arrive here and the air and earth is...