Friday, January 25, 2013

Still Life, Candle and Books

Still Life Oil Painting, Candle and Books 8x10 oil

I tried to capture the flickering light a candle throws off.

Friday, January 11, 2013


Incoming Geese  12x16 oil

I painted this based on the study I did last week at the lake. The number of geese that were here last week was three times the number you see in this painting. I had put my camera on the movie setting and let it run as the clouds of geese kept coming. I tried to capture the rhythmic motion of them as they came in for the landing.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

First Plein Air Sketch of the Year

5x7 oil

I got out for a couple of hours this afternoon to get some exercise and do some painting if a scene presented itself to me. It wasn't the greatest weather for painting, overcast, cold and windy, but I like being out no matter what the weather.
I wanted to experiment with different colors and switched a few colors for the winter months.
I found a spot along the lake where a lot of geese were coming and going and I figured they would add a bit of interest to the scene. It was nice listening to them calling to each other as a new group flew in.