Monday, April 25, 2011

Cosmo in Whiskey Glass

Cosmo in Whiskey Glass, oil on masonite, 5" x 7" With this one I wanted to have a mosiac type of style with strong chromatic intensity. Overall, I don't have any compliants about it. Next time, I think I'm going to use more of the background color in the painting, along with some palette knife action.

Sunday, April 17, 2011


Cosmos, oil on masonite 8" x 10" I am going to make probably two more flower pictures in the next few days before my cosmos die. I'm still trying to loosen up my style a bit more. This time I tried to use my flat brushes to make the mark. I like that the marks are very deliberate. I used to have a teacher that described good colors as 'tasty,' I've been keeping that in mind.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

First Post!

Spotlights, oil on masonite My teacher always said that I should 'wear styles' when painting. I'm trying to get a more brushy, impressionistic type of style. I've been admiring Monet's haystacks and Manet's flower paintings. I usually lean more towards realism and blending, so I'm trying to break out of that mode. I think a brushy style can describe things a little better, like imply movement or form. I found my spotlights like this in my closet, so I decided to drape some cloths over them to give more color to the scene. Plus, I love the way those spotlights catch various colors of the environment. The signature is new, thought I might try a new one every so often with these daily paintings.