Sunday, April 13, 2008

Where does the time go?

Winter Clouds, 2008. oil on panel 8 x 10 sold

It has been a crazy few weeks, and everything seems to be happening all at once. This year, I am trying to be more prepared and not wait until the last minute so I already getting ready for a group landscape show (a show that I am also organizing) at First Street Gallery this coming June. I think that I am almost ready for that show. Maybe one more painting, I think...

This little painting was something I did when I was working on another larger painting for the show. What was unusual for me with this piece is not only the painting which is a winter scene, but the frame which is a very ornate in a deep earth reddish color and at least three or four inches wide. (Sorry, I didn't take a picture of the frame.) I usually use a simple modern floater frame for all my work, so this frame was a huge departure for me. I found the frame in the back of one of my galleries, and they let me take it and see what I could paint for it. I'd never done anything like that before, and it was kinda fun probably because it worked.

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Let's count the ways

Autumn Evening, 2008. oil on panel 8 x 10 sold

How many different colors can a sunset be? I enjoy exploring the possibilities. (I think they might be endless.) This is yet another small painting from the first of the year. I'm currently working on some larger pices that I will post soon.