Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Morning Mosaic



Oil
24"x36"
SOLD

This is an ongoing series of approaching the landscape subject in abstraction. Breaking it apart in terms of shapes, lines and colors.I also enjoy playing the warms against the cools, even within the same general color family.

Old Farmhouse



Oil
11"x24"

I have spent the last 2 weeks getting ready for upcoming shows, but managed to finish a few paintings. This was a nice warm up after being away from the studio for the Germany trip. Not what I saw in Germany, just a nice old farmhouse.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Michigan Shapes of Autumn




Oil
24"x36"
SOLD

Last month I was in Midland Michigan teaching a workshop and managed to take some photographs of their beautiful Autumn colors. Outside of town, shooting back East with the morning light coming through, I could see the darkened uprights and branches with the negative shapes of leaves and sky. It looked like a stain glass window. I didn't realize it was going to be this abstract untill I started painting and started to see the geometry of the colors and shapes. (Click on image for a larger view)

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Color Quartet.......A Winner




Good News! I posted this painting in June and it was one of 2 paintings I had accepted into the 111th Annual Exhibit at the Richmond Art Museum. It received the Lucretia T. Carr Memorial Landscape Award and also the Allen and Carole Lakoff Brady Purchase Award. Very interesting exhibit...smaller than previous years. It was juried by Brian Lee Whisenhunt, Executive Director, Swope Art Museum.

Autumn at the IMA



Oil
9"x12"

Painted at the IMA this week with my class enjoying some of the last days of Fall. Enjoyed pushing the colors with the late Autumn display. The painting was completed in less than 2 hours as the cool temps were creeping lower. A plein air wimp I suppose.

Madison Main Street



Oil
14"x18"

Back from Germany and sad to say no sketches as promised. Valuable time with family and 2 grandchildren seemed like more fun. This is a painting I completed back in my studio after painting last month in Madison Indiana. The motel balcony was the painting spot as it looked West toward the river.