Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

"Getting the Wrinkles Out"

8" x 8" Oil


I really should have called this "Bella's Iron". My youngest daughter picked this out for me to paint, when we were at the local consignment store. That was 4 years ago. She kept asking me when I was going to paint the iron. I think she gave up on me. But, here it is. I knew I'd get around to it.

Enjoy and thanks for looking!

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

"Sunbeam"

"Sunbeam" 8"x8"
Oil

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The last 6 months have been very enlightening for me. Since I have been painting full time, I have been able to really explore who I am as an artist. What I like to paint, what medium I enjoy working with. You know, all that art stuff. I have played with plein air, realism, acrylic, oil, back to acrylic, then finally landing on oil. I have found I am a studio realist artist. I do really love the freedom of plein air but will only continue to paint outside as an exercise to help me in the studio.

Another thing, I have been studying the works of artist Neil Hollingsworth and David Gray. Both fantastic artist. I unintentionally painted this piece that closely resembles Neil Hollingsworth's work. Oh well, I guess I've been looking at his work to closely. But, I assure you that this is 100% my work, this is not a copy. 

Anyway, you can expect more work from me along the line of this one.

Enjoy and thanks for looking. 



Thursday, May 28, 2015

"It's The Real Thing"

12"x12"
Acrylic on gessoed board

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Not sure what to say about this. Except I had a blast  painting this one. After 3 attempts I finally completed this piece. The first 2 attempts I used oil paint, then decided I can get the same look using acrylic and it will dry faster. And I was right, go figure.

Enjoy and thanks for looking.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

"7th and West Main"

11 x 14 oil


I just got back from a great workshop with Anne Blair Brown, in Nashville, TN. This painting was done from a plein air study. I brought it back and re-painted, trying to apply the things I learned.
I met some other artists, the weather was good and I had a great time.

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, March 19, 2015

"House of Blues"

8"x8" oil


Ahhh, spring is here. The snow has melted. It was a beautiful day when this house caught my eye. Everything was blue, the sky, the house and the car. My wife came up with the name. I was thinking "Feelin the Blues" But, she is so much smarter than me.

Enjoy and thanks for looking!

Friday, March 13, 2015

"Undercover Ford"

8"x8" oil


These truck paintings don't seem to be real popular. But, I am loving painting them. So that's what counts, right?

This is from a place that sells restored vintage cars and trucks. It is actually for sale. I didn't even look at the price. But I would love to buy it.

Enjoy and thanks for looking!

Monday, March 9, 2015

"Don't Blink First"

8"x8" oil


It's paintings like this that keep me painting. I loved painting this truck. Everything seemed to go right. I took my sweet time painting because I was afraid I would screw it up. The whole time I kept thinking I was having a stare down with the truck and who was going to blink first. I think the truck lost because I think it turned out pretty good.

Now, what to paint next? Any requests? (you know this is just a test to see who is reading these posts ;))

Enjoy and thanks for looking!

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

"Chevy Truck"

12"x12" oil

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I've returned to painting a truck. I painted an old one awhile back. I really enjoy these front end views. I might be on a truck kick for awhile. I hope you don't get bored.

Enjoy and thanks for looking.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

"Wisconsin Farm Yard"

8" x 8" oil


This is a farm I pass by on the way home everyday. I love this farm. I will probably paint it more from different views. I was trying to concentrate more on creating some interesting texture with my brushstrokes. I liked how the shadows are crossing the driveway.

Enjoy and thanks for looking!

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