Thursday, May 21, 2009

No Swimming

Oil on canvas 9x12"(23x30cm)
$ 200

A limited palette  was conductive to a very gray sky, with rain troughout. I did stop for 90 minutes, and at time I was holding a big umbrella with my left hand and painting with the right. Very inconvenient, but somehow I managed to finish. 

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Blog Award


I was awarded the Kreativ Blogger by Liz Holm
                           This is a great honor especially when given from a friend.

A new on line friend, fine artist Liz Holm was so good to pass this award to my Blog.  Thank you very much Liz I am deeply touch by your kindness and consideration.   The 7 random thing I love:

My wife of 40 years Maeve.
A good dish of home made pastasciutta.
My Two sons, but i love my grandkids (5) better.
My new home in Lithia Springs.
Going to bed with a nice book .
My online artist friends.
Painting the best oil painting I possibly can.

The award entails linking back to the person who sent the award, listing 7 random things you love, and sending the award on to 7 other blogger and letting them know they've won the award! If you'd like, you may copy the picture of the award and place it on your sidebar
I  will go straight to passing the award to these dedicated and Kreativ bloggers:
As always, recipients--if you are tagged out, or don't participate in awards, no worries!
Happy creating everyone.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

based on "La Salinas Rocks" of Alex Perez under his kind permission


Oil on canvas 18x24" ( 46x61cm)
It rained today, so I made a copy of an artwork of a Cilean Artist I like, after securing his kind permission.  

based on Alexs Perez "La Salinas Rocks" 24x30" under his kind permission.

the making of this oil is explained on his masterclass video demonstration  He is currently posting on You Tube.


Friday, May 15, 2009

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Wrong way

Oil on canvas 9 x 12" ( 23x30cm)
$ 200

An overcast day gave me the opportunity to explore the Zorn palette, a simple arrow on the road cought my interest on the way out of the Sparks Reservoir parking lot. I had to stop on account of rain. Moved the all set up under a tree, finally the rain gave me a breck and i was able to finish.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Sparks Reservoir

Oil on canvas panel 6 x 8" ( 15 x 20 cm)
$ 150

Those clouds where a prelude of a nice rainshower that got the painting and me wet. 

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Sweetwater Creek Bridge

Oil on Canvas 9 x 12"
$ 200 

The Zorn palette has became my teacher, and i enjoy the lessons. A worm and humid afternoon by the Creek where the span of the bridge is the only human presence; ants anjoyed my legs and every bag i had!