Thursday, February 5, 2015

Color Study Green at Dawn Landscape Oil Painting

"Green at Dawn"

6x6" oil on masonite

The many shades of green.  I will never forget the first time I painted outside in a park.  All that green!  I was so overwhelmed.  I thought to myself, how will I ever make this work.  This is why painting on location is so important.  You must really LOOK at what you see.  Don't let your brain tell you what you think you see.  Logging hours of painting outside will help those paintings that you do in the studio also.  Although nothing is more satisfying as painting en plein air.  

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Choose Your Path Contemporary Impressions Oil Painting

"Choose Your Path"

6x6" oil on panel

Landscape scenes can be overwhelming.  So many details!  My goal, almost always, is to simplify and focus what attracted me to paint it in the first place.  The big shapes were fun.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Rural Roads Summer Skies Daily Impressionist Oil Paintings

"Rural Roads, Summer Skies"

6x6 oil on panel

A serene Midwestern scene.  Corn fields, country roads, big sky, big clouds.  Feeling nostalgic this cold February day.  Stay Warm!  Stay Safe!