September 28, 2009

Something just for fun

These little critters are created by needle felting. I've seen them online and wanted to give it a try, so here is a collection of my first attempts. The technique is fairly simple and inexpensive. Just requires a little patience and a willingness to poke yourself with a really sharp needle now and then.

The painting is something I'm working on in the studio. I found that really cool vintage bakers scale at a local antique market. It will lend itself to many still life paintings to come!

September 24, 2009

Sam's dorm

Well, he's off on an adventure. Last week I drove my boy up to WesternWashington University and got him set up in his dorm. He'll be sharing this tiny apartment with four other guys... can you imagine? It's been said before, but boy does it go fast. One minute you're building legos with him and the next buying stuff for his dorm room. Yikes!!!

September 22, 2009

on the easel

It looks like I'm 95% there with the gas can painting. I still want to work on the background, it's a little too blue. The rest of the paintings are in various stages. The summer was really good for my attitude because I'm definitely refreshed and jazzed to paint!

September 16, 2009


Loving the red! These two are almost there.

September 14, 2009

Progression cont.

I'm excited to see the gloves in the gas can painting are starting to really look like should. Getting there!
The old master copy is coming along. It requires a lot of patience as there is an incredible amount of detail. Once the under painting is finished I can begin glazing in color.

September 13, 2009


Announcing the launch of my new website
I hope you enjoy the new look!

September 12, 2009

From the studio

Pumpkins, Orange Drink and Cow paintings are finished! Red and yellow birds and the master copy still in progress. The floral is a new image. I found the flowers at the local farmers market, $5 for the whole bunch! Normally I wouldn't work on the flowers and neglect the rest of the painting but in this case it's important to get the flowers before they wilt.

September 9, 2009

Progress update

The landscape is about 90% there, just some tweeking in the lower right and possibly on the cows. The figs are complete. Our local fruit market had them and I couldn't resist. If they still have them this week I may have to do another painting. I'm feeling pretty good about the progress on the gas can still life. There are many hours to go but I think the start is good and solid. The last is an old master copy I started a while back and just brought out to finish. It's mostly for practice but also pleasure,

September 3, 2009

some in progress and one finished

The pumpkins are finished. Getting ready for the fall season...

The cows are about 80% there and so is the still life with orange drink. As always struggling to make the background darks transparent.