Friday, November 30, 2007

"Glasses" - n/a

I stopped at the local thrift shop and bought a bunch of new item to paint. Yeehaa.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

"Snack" - SOLD

I have actually tried to paint apples in a baggie before, but never with success. I think tonights is a good-enough-to-post painting. I had to paint the apples as if they were just sitting there in open air. Then once all the color is down, I started to put down the white lines (highlights). The painting still did not look that great so I used a half inch brush and started to knock back some of the apple and bag to get some better edges and hopefully the appearance of looking through plastic.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

"Cut Tomato"

Generally after twenty minuets of painting, my left hand tends to have around ten different paintbrushes wedged between my fingers. I use a new brushed for each new color so, as you can imagine, my left hand fills up quick. I look like Freddy Kruger or Edward Scissorhands (except with paintbrushes instead of scissors, or knives). And, well, it gets kind of dangerous. If I am lazy and decide not to change into a painting shirt all it takes is one small itch on my neck and then, BAM...I have a new painting shirt. Which is always kind of sad and happy. Goodbye nice shirt, hello paint shirt.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

"Blue Shadow"

I had no direct light on this setup. Just the indirect light from off my easel. So the highlight on the painting is brighter than reality, but I couldn't help myself. I love painting highlights.

Monday, November 19, 2007


I was looking at some of my older paintings and started to compare them to some newer work. I have been getting smoother in my paint application (not necessarily a good or bad thing). I tended to not have interest in crisp drawing but applied paint more loose. So, this painting is a response to some of my older work. I tried to not be to concerned about drawing and just apply the paint and move on.

Monday, November 12, 2007

"Short Mug"

Check out the work of Jimmy Longacre. He has great work and I enjoy reading the quotes he incorporates into his blog.

Thursday, November 8, 2007

"Tipped" - SOLD

To all those lactose intolerant people, I apologies. Milk is just too fun to paint.

Check out the work of Michel McNinch who recently had a successful art show, and has some great work.

Monday, November 5, 2007

"Milk and Water" - SOLD

I know, I know...its been a week. I actually left my last cup of milk down in my studio for a couple of days. I used whole milk which my kids drink because its a brighter white than the skim I drink. Anyway, The entire cup of milk had turned solid. Despite how gross that sounds it was actually kind a neat. I turned it upside down and it came out in the shape of the cup. Now that would be a cool painting.

I have come across some great artists lately --
Check out Sandra Flood her work is fantastic, and make sure you go to her website too. I'll post some other artists later this week.