31 Aug

Oncoming Traffic

Oncoming Traffic / 6 x 6 in / oil on linen / $150

With this painting I infused all of the colors with Cerulean Blue for color harmony. I’ve been trying out different color combinations lately, and with this one I didn’t use my ultramarine blue at all… I usually use that when I mix black, but for this painting, I think cerulean blue made a fine ‘black.’

I tried to get the effect of the car lights shining, and of atmospheric perspective on the tree-covered hill / mountain in the background…

24 Aug

Portrait artist paints a mom and baby in Holding On

“Holding On” / 6 x 6 in / oil on linen /$220 framed

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This is a man and infant who were standing at the amusement park a couple days ago. I really liked the way he was holding the baby – it looked so intimate. The mom is the purple shape behind them.

I tried to get that nice skin-glow on this one – especially since they were both wearing red, which reflects off of skin so nicely.

21 Aug

Playing In The Dirt

Playing In The Dirt / 6 x 8 in /oil on linen / $150

I wanted to capture the beets as they come out of the garden – dirt and all. What do you think?

Thank you Heidi for giving me these beautiful beets!

I’ve been limiting my pallet lately in a new arrangement – ultramarine blue, quin red, and lemon yellow (for the most part). I’m usually drawn to the warm colors on my pallet, so I’m surprised that I just love this color combination.

15 Aug

Reflected Artist – painting of a tea kettle

“Reflected Artist” /6×6 in / oil on linen panel / See Available Still Life Paintings

I wanted to try painting reflections of things you can’t see in the picture… Can you find the window, the 3rd apple, and me?


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