Thursday, April 30, 2009

Landscape Mosaic

Oil on Linen

Again, with this work, more emphasis on color relationships and breaking down forms into geometric shapes. The painting is a little more painterly, but lacking a lot of blending. I feel better about letting the eye mix areas of a shape in the spirit of impressionism.

Fall Mosaic

Oil on Linen

This painting was completed right before the Stutz Open House and was a return to some of my earlier works that were more about design and color. I want to explore this a little more before I get back into plein-air painting.

Monday, April 20, 2009

1931 Stutz Bearcat

Oil on Linen

This is the painting I just completed for the theme show, "Brickyard 500" for the Stutz Open House. It will be on display in the Car Room on the 2nd Floor. As you can see from the 2 figures in the car, the mechanic was actually on board with the driver.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Group Exhibit at Steeple Gallery

I will be exhibiting several new works at the Steeple Gallery. For those of you in the Northwestern Corner of Indiana as well as Eastern Illinois and Chicago, please stop in this summer and take a look.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Diana Sculpture

Graphite on Brown Paper

This work was completed for DSFDF blog set up by Karin Jurick. Instead of painting from a photographic reference that Karin furnishes, she ask the artist participants to draw the entire figure. Her general feeling, and I totally agree, is that too many painters do not know how to draw. Many jump into a painting without having a good drawing on the canvas. And, as I tell my students, there is nothing worse than having a good painting and the buildings are not drawn with the understanding of perspective. The nice thing about drawing is that it takes color out of the equation and the artist has to rely on value contrast to make the subject appear dimensional.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Afternoon Feeding

Oil on Linen

Continuing with the cow series and wanted to give the attendees of the upcoming Open House some options.

Cows Feeding

Oil on Linen

Still on the cow kick. Love working with the shapes and color variations.