Wednesday, September 24, 2008


16"x20" oil on canvas

I love how this came out. I espectially like the stem of the front pumpkin. It has uncanny resemblance to a witches hat. I actually finished this last fall, but I just signed it. I'm thinking that last year I must not have believed it was finished. This is that perfection thing that hangs over me. Well, I got over it. It's done! In fact, now that fall is upon us, I've put it on my fireplace mantel.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

"The One and Only"

24"x12" oil on canvas (in progress)

I started this painting when I lived in Northern California. I just loved the soft hills there and the wonderful old oaks. In summer the hills are red and in winter they are various greens. I must confess that the photo did have another tree to the left on the distant hill. I originally included it only to remove it later. I also exagerated the color. It was just something fun and different for me to do. It's very close to being finished.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

"The Colors of a Summer Night"

"20x16" oil on canvas

I believe I've finally have finished this one. I should have posted the actual photo of this to show that I didn't exagerate any of the colors of it. Now I just need to finish the typtech I started of this same subject.

Monday, September 15, 2008

"a Pair of Pears"

5"x7" oil on paper

I had these two frames that I bought at a great price. I didn't have any 5"x7" canvas panels so, I thought I'd experiment. I took scrapbook paper that I cut to fit. The paper absorbed the first coat of oil paint but once that dried it was easier to apply the next coats. I was very pleased with the results. I'm sure I'll be painting on paper again. I just need to go visit the scrapbook store to get some interesting paper.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

"Lucky Shirt"

8"x6" oil on panel

I did this one a while back and forgot to post it. I had fun with the rusty texture of the old horseshoe.