Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Green Salsa - A One-Dollar Auction!

 "Green Salsa"
10 x 10 inches, oil on canvas

I taught some GREAT workshops in May,  capped off with Memorial Day weekend at the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology, on the Oregon Coast, with a wonderful group of artists. 

Here was their value demo, in black and white, which later became this painting!

Oil Painting Boot Camp is turning out to be a really fun workshop - we use only three colors and white (artist's choice!), and do some of my favorite quick exercises - Twisted 20's, Stroke Economy - and of course, work from fun, colorful still lifes!

Beautiful studio, isn't it?

My next Oil Painting Boot Camp will be July 26-28th, at The Oklahoma Academy of Classical Art in Edmond, OK. Join me!

Monday, May 13, 2019

Red Heels

"Red Heels"
10 x 10 inches, oil on panel

When you're a still life painter, people regularly offer to lend you their stuff. Some of my favorite painting experiences have been with borrowed items, and these slick red heels are no exception. Thanks to my artist friend Zoe for volunteering her daughter's shoes!

Some other borrowed-item paintings:


Saturday, May 4, 2019

Pears en Rose

"Pears en Rose"
12 x 12 inches, oil on canvas
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I've been getting some painting in before I head to my next workshop, in Sacramento, CA. There are still a few spots open, at the fabulous Patris Studio and Gallery, if you know anyone in the area who'd love some Oil Painting Boot Camp! 

Boot Camp is a three-day workshop with an emphasis on loosening up your brushwork - and using a limited palette of three colors and white. Looking forward to it! More info here.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Pink Milk

 "Pink Milk"
10 x 10 inches, oil on canvas

I noticed, after the first session of work on this painting, that the milk looked very pink - especially before I filled in the pinks on the plate. I toned it down a bit, but the name stuck! 


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