Sunday, May 29, 2011

Soft Early Fall

9"x12" oil on RayMar panel
$120 including shipping
Michael's Fine Art (Dalton GA) will have an artists' reception for "The Sky is Blue...Sometimes" exhibit on Friday, June 3rd, beginning at 5:30pm.

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Thursday, March 03, 2011

Light Up the Sky

16"x20" acrylic on stretched canvas
$260 plus shipping
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Wednesday, March 02, 2011


I've been invited to participate in this collaborative painting.
The first paint applications included a base coat of acrylic applied to double primed #12 canvas. A rough lay in of architectural shapes in pale green followed. Drips and spatters indicate where a garden "might" be...we're unsure at this point.
The finished painting will be abstracted...that we know for sure.
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Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Light Up the Sky - progressing

16"x20" acrylic skyscape
I've worked a few more layers onto the sky, using mostly my fingers. A few sweeps here and there with a brush can be seen upon closer inspection. The colors are bold because I've used Golden Fluid Acrylic paints straight from the bottle, mixing them on my fingers and on the brush. A few more layers and I should be finished. Finger painting is fun!
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Saturday, February 26, 2011

Light Up the Sky - in process

...underpainting a 16"x20" sky scape, using Golden Fluid Acrylics...
Building the darker clouds will begin soon.
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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Beneath our Sky

20"x16" acrylic on stretched canvas
The painting will be displayed at the North Chattanooga Civic Center, beginning March 4th, with works by the
North Georgia Sky Painters Society.

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Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Patrick - Green Man

I did some tweaking on this fantasy portrait of Patrick, my son-in-law. I wasn't totally happy with the original, shown below. The nose and mouth just weren't right. He was the inspiration of the piece, so I wanted it to look more like him than I had originally painted. I reworked the nose and mouth, adjusted the background, retouched the waterfall, and freshened and reshaped the tree. Bringing in more warm tones helped offset the otherwise cool feel of the entire piece.
I'd also like to say a big "Thank You!" to Janet McGrath for her insightful suggestions which made this finished portrait possible.

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Saturday, January 22, 2011

Beneath our Sky

I'll soon begin a 40"x30" painting, capturing the sky and clouds from my photo. This favorite painting site is the Tunnel Hill Civil War Battlefield, located just 2 miles from my home. How lucky am I to have such a treasure so nearby??
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Thursday, January 06, 2011

Against the Flow

Artists who paint outdoors, en plein air, during the Winter months have my admiration.
I guess 'wimpy' would be a good description of me right now. I'd much rather stay inside and work on paper collage.
This one is shaping up to be an underwater scene featuring seaweed and a school of of which is swimming "Against the Flow".
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