Hey, I have something new here! At the top right of my blog you will find "Gallery View". This will allow you to see many little "thumbnails" of my paintings at once in a gallery view. Enjoy!
I am not a jump out of bed morning person, do those exist by the way? However, when that alarm clock goes off well be the sun does, I have to get up. Once I have a few sips of coffee and not a moment before (even the dog respects this :) I am starting to function. Despite that, I love early morning. I love the quiet, the light, the peacefulness. I very rarely sleep in, but if I do, I feel like I missed something from my day. If you are still reading, haha, I tried to capture a bit of that feeling in this painting. Peace!
Gray winter skies hang low over the snowy landscape. Time to switch gears from summer and fall. All those neutral colors and many shades of gray. Makes very good exercise in really looking at color and value. Especially with snow and its amazing reflective qualities.
I am so glad I got a pic of this deer. I couldn't wait to paint it. While driving through the countryside I pulled in to a lane to turn around. As I was backing up 5 doe crossed the lane and darted into the woods. The last girl stopped in the sunlight to see what I was doing. Just enough time to get a few pics. So awesome!!
This little oil sketch is a "snapshot" of an any day occurrence. Those little parts of our busy day that go unnoticed to most. Unless you are a romanticist at heart. They go through life noticing the "beauty" in odd places and if they aren't careful, just about walk or drive off course while admiring it.
I painted this from a window looking out into the woods. Too cold for me to be outside. Hey, I am getting old. Today's high was 34 F and snow flurries. This study took a lot of squinting to see all that muted autumn color among many trees. If you step back a few feet from this painting, all those dabs of color seem to come to life.
Some of you may have seen this image floating around out there somewhere. I painted a similar one years ago and have had more requests than I can count of using an image or purchasing the original. Once I create a painting, I move on and really don't have the desire to paint it again. This one is the exception. The Christmas season is fast approaching and I will most likely be too busy to paint many of these. Right now I have two, dry and sitting on my desk. They are not reproductions, they are still original oil paintings and as you can see if you look back at a couple others that I have posted over the years they are similar but still vary in brushstroke and color. I really cannot describe the feelings I had when I first did a painting of the Holy Family. I was drawn to do it and glad I did. I am very ready to embrace this wonderful time of year. Contact me if you would like to purchase a 1 Season rights to print this picture on your Church bulletin or program during Christmas.
This young girl bathed in the setting sun is full of mystery. What is she doing, where is she going, who is she. I love when a painting draws me in and invites me to ponder the story. Some paintings are choreographed from beginning to end but some bring on a life of their own and ask more questions than they answer. Hope that makes sense, if not carry on, it's just me pondering...
Now this is a subject I have not painted much. This is a natural spring that flows from a cave in Southern Indiana. Moving water is a challenge, I always admire such paintings. I really tried to capture the feel of the moment without getting to lost in detail, yet say enough so that the painting reads well. I really had to resist tweaking and dabbing and just step back and put my brush down. Hope this one works.