Monday, January 28, 2013

Snow Field in Southern Indiana



















SOLD
30"x40"
Oil on Linen

I wanted to capture the look of an early November snow with one of the late day sunsets. If you have driven South along I-65, south of Shelbyville and looked to the West, you have probably seen something similar.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Confetti Landscape II


30"x40"
Oil on Linen

I started this painting with the idea of Southwest colors and almost every color has parts of Vasari Adobe Hue. This knocked the chroma down and it was a matter of creating puzzle like shapes with contrasting hues. There was no attempt at atmospheric perspective as I didn't want the background to get too chalky. The other challenge was the design and breakup of spaces directing the eye to the horizon.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Autumn Glow




















24"x30"
Oil on Linen

This was a studio work with aggressive brush work and working
alla prima to complete the painting in about 5 hours. I continue to explore color relationships and intensities.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Fractal Layers II



















SOLD
Oil on Linen
30"x40"

Normally it is difficult to find motivation in a painting that is a larger version of a smaller work. But,   in the case of this commission it moved quickly with a few changes that made it interesting.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Indiana Patches



















30"x40"
Oil on Linen

The last painting of 2012. I am starting to explore the shapes and patterns from Indiana farms and gardens and placing them into an overall design of contrasting color and shape.