Thursday, October 30, 2008

White House

Week 9 A great photo challenge from Karin Jurick. For this weeks painting, I ventured into the unknown and tried water mixable oils. What a difference from working with acrylics. The blending and redos seem a lot easier (because you can wipe, scrape or brush away the bad paint) and the subtleties seem more natural. Could be hooked here.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Southern cow

Week 8 This was another great subject that was a lot of fun to paint. Being a big Joe Fafard fan, I've always wanted to try a portrait of a cow. Acrylic on 6"x 8" masonite panel.


Week 6-7 ... 5 1/2"x 7" acrylic on masonite panel


Ah, this wouldn't be complete without a picture of my dear old Dad. He passed away on Oct.31,2004 at the age of 90 and this was a portrait that I did for my sister just before that. We all miss him.
This blogging stuff is a blast. Thanks Ms. Thompson for the friendly boot to get me started. I always wondered how this all worked and how a person got involved. I didn't realize that this format was open and free to everyone. Now if I could only figure out how to get rid of the tools on the right side!!!

Mike and Lynn

Mike and Lynn Martin won a painting of their choice at a charity raffle. After about two years it was decided to try something at their cottage/home and this was the result. What a great time we had, and what a wonderful couple.


I've decided to slowly start adding some of my older work to round out the blog. This is one of my favorites. It is painted from a photo taken by one of his grandparents. Ted said he took it, but later decided that it could have been Ruth. At any rate, a great photo and really fun to paint. Acrylic on masonite approx. 12" x 18"

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Craig and Brandy's Excellent Holiday

This is a 6x3ft. Mexican beach scene that I just completed yesterday. It was a commission. Sure hope they like it!!!

Three white pumpkins

Week 3

What's new?

Week 2 and now we are starting to have some fun.


This was week 2 of DSFDF challenge and my first contribution
Thank you so much Karin Jurick for starting Different Strokes From Different Folks. I'm sure that I am not the only one whose imagination has been captured by your wonderful challenges. I've never been this excited about painting, and now, I feel totally inspired. I've been a fan for some time now, and love this new "club" that I feel I've become a part of. Your art is fabulous, fabulous, fabulous, and your generosity of time and effort is amazing. You rock Karin.

Ludwig Nickel

Probably the first real portrait I ever did, was of my friend Ludwig Nickel. He was an amazing artist and craftsman who encouraged me to try painting. The object to his right is a copper door which he designed and fashioned. It graced the front of his store where he sold his amazing gold and silver pieces of jewelery, most notable being the cloisonne. He will never be forgotten.

acrylic on canvas 48" x 36"