Abstract…color, value and balance

AbstractOkay, I already wrote this and it was lost in the great divide called web space.

Most recent finished work is this abstract on canvas 20 x 30 inches.  It is a exercise in color balance (not Fox kind) and value.

One views abstracts by squinting…so they look like shapes one sees in a room after waking from a previous evening indulging in copious amounts of tequila.

Emulated “Reclining Lady reading”

Thanks to my fellow blogger Carrie for inspiration.

20140829_145551I it has been a while and I have been neglecting my blog… Reclining Lady Reading original was done back circa 1915 by impressionist Fredrick C Hannsenand. I really enjoy painting impressionists techenique, so when I first saw Hannsenand “Reclining lady reading” I loved the colors and the impressionist style, so I emulated it with this reproduction.

I do not know the size of the original, this one id 16X20 oil on canvas.

I painted this several years back and sold it, so I went to the owners house and took this photo. This was taken from my own original photograph of Turtle Creek, showing afternoon sun coming towards us, looking west. One of my few works showing reflections in water, really enjoyed painting this one, from the subject to my emulated end. turtlecreek (2)
Oil on linen, 24×36

Turtle Creek

Acrylic on canvas 18x24

Acrylic on canvas 18×24

Portrait of a lady, depending on ones definition, that’s no lady and that’s not my wife?

Practice makes perfect and in order to improve my portrait work I need to paint more portraits…I prefer only ones which catch a mood and as most of my work I paint for the challenge of it.

Thats no Lady!

Custom Redwood oil

Custom Redwood oil

This is a custom redwood painting selected from one of my photos. There is something very special about Redwood trees, a soft quietness of nature. I grew up around redwoods and worked for a time in their presence, one can only feel honored to have had the opportunity.

18×24 oil on canvas.

Nevada Run 30x36 acrylic on panel

Nevada Run 30×36 acrylic on panel

After having gone through Nevada, I thought of a stagecoach going along route 66 and decided I would attempt to paint one. The hills are from my minds eye, while I looked at different photos off the web for the coach.

As painting go, it is a large one at 30×36.

Nevada Run

Sunset sans palms

This oil on canvas was an exercise in dry brush technique. After seeing all the sunsets on Don Charismas site mine seems marginal, I did not place the palm trees in because it diversifies potential location. It was fun using the dry brush technique using medium and layering.

Oil on Canvas 18×24

Hawain Sunset sans Palm Trees