Thursday, April 29, 2010

"The Red Bucket" in progress.

This is an earlier stage of "The Red Bucket". At this point, I had not decided whether or not to include the figure. Obviously, the painting would have a different title and feeling without the figure. I like that human element in landscapes. It is often difficult to paint this type of painting on location, so when moving figures are involved, I usually save them for studio paintings.

This is a studio painting that I am doing very quickly over a period of time, due to interruptions and distractions of semesters end, and preparing for upcoming activities, etc. I hope in the next few days to be able to find a couple hours to finish......not that there is any particular rush.

"Detail of the figure".

Thursday, April 22, 2010

"Spring 2010 Demo Night at Ringling College of Art and Design"

Demo #2
I spent the second half of my allotted time on this little 9x12 study.

Demo #1
I spent about half of my allotted three hours on this demo.

Last night was Demo night at Ringling. This has become a regular event, and hopefully will continue to be on the extra activities list for students. It is fun to particpate along with other instructors who perform their chosen demos at designated stations. It is nearing spring semester end, so for those student who could not make it, I`m posting my two demos. The instructor demos last three hours.....7 to 10 PM.

Monday, April 19, 2010

"Studies of Roger"

After speaking to Roger at an event recently, he suggested that he might be shaving his great Mountain man like beard, so last week, I went over to his house, and did a head study of my friend in his back yard, and took some shots for a future portrait. He is a great guy and great character to paint.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

The 2010 "Paint The Town" in St. Petersburg Fl.

This is a shot from last night of me and my two paintings at the Morean Art Center opening of the "Paint the Town" plein air show in St Pete. The show was great and there were many excellent paintings done by some very talented artists. I was surprised and honored to receive a Second place award for "The Old Salt Creek Mattress Factory", and a merit award for "The Lady on the Bay". In the company of such painters, I consider myself very lucky, because there were many more award winners, than there were awards to be given.

My second painting for the paintout in St Pete. I found this old building in Salt Creek that seemed like a great subject to me, if I could make it interesting. I particularly like old structures that time has left it`s mark on. The truck obviously had not been moved in some time, because it was covered with a heavy layer of green pollen. By just being there, it somehow seemed to help the composition.

"The Old Salt Creek Mattress Factory" 12x16 oil on linen.
This was just over two hours of painting to beat the changing light. That of course is always the biggest challenge.....along with the furious wind.

This is my set up for this particular painting.

"Lady on the Bay", a painting of one of the many statues in North Straub Park.
This was a two hour and fifteen minute painting. I would have liked more time, but the light would not allow me to continue.

Here, I`m painting "The Lady on the bay" in North Straub Park.

Monday, April 5, 2010

"Some of my paintings on products in the Collier Collection on Zazzle.

These are a few of the images of my paintings being used on products in the Collier Collection on Zazzle.