Monday, February 23, 2015

The beginnings of a window

On to my next piece. 11" x 14" I adhered the newspaper to canvas board. Then I did the ink drawing. The second image is with watercolor. Acrylics up next.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Landscape - finished

I have to admit I dragged my feet on finishing this pice. I wasn't sure where I wanted to go with it. I finally forced myself to sit down and work on it. I know it is not a terrible exciting piece but I am happy with the final results.

11" x 14" newspaper mounted on canvas board. Started with an ink drawing then added watercolors and acrylics.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

New Landscape

I have not done many landscapes so I thought I would give on e a try. To make it more difficult I am working on newspaper that has been mounted on a canvas board. I know the first step doesn't look like much now but the end product should be better.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Sunflower - Finished

Here is the final result of the sunflower painting. It is 11" x 14". I believe I have achieved the happy sunny day feeling I was going for.

Saturday, February 14, 2015


After that dreary pear I wanted to do a bright happy painting. I settled on a sunflower. I am working from this picture that I took.

I am working on an 11" x 14" sheet of masonite. I had a painting teacher a number of years ago who wouldn't let me use a brush. I had to paint with a palette knife. So I decided to use that approach on this piece. The first thing I did was cover the masonite with a 50/50 mixture uf burnt sienna and lemon yellow.

I wanted a neutral complimentary background so I mixed a grayish purple for the ground area.

Yeah I know, it is not very gray. I am still trying to keep it happy and bright. Next I added some sky.

And now for the main show. Still only working with the palette knife I started to add the sunflower.

The image I took is not that great but you get the idea. So far I am really happy with the results.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015


Here is my first painting in a long time. I have been wanting to try only acrylics. I'm not that happy with this piece but it is a start. I think it is a little dreary and doesn't have much pizzaz.


It has been a while but I have started painting again. I also fixed up my zazzle store. Here is a link if anyone is interested. Zazzle