Friday, June 23, 2006

Tarte Grand-Mère

Oil on burlap, 18x20", 2006.

Wet on dry this time. I was going to color it, but no. Can't do it.

Saturday, June 17, 2006

Front Room

Oil on linen, aprox. 12x12", 2006.

I find a square canvas nearly impossible to finish. The blue area went through many changes.


Oil on canvas panel, aprox. 12x16", 2003.

This will be the last time I paint on a canvas panel. Now I know why I quit using them back in 1977. They encourage me to fuss around a lot.

Dying Palm

Oil on canvas panel, aprox. 16x12", 2000.

Prior to this, my last painting was in 1985. I scrounged up canvas panels, paint, and brushes at garage sales and started up again, not very seriously, in 2000. This is one that I didn't throw away.

Friday, June 16, 2006

Two Loops

Oil on linen, 2006, approximately 18x12".

I began doodling onto a primed canvas, and ended up with this. Inspired by Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix.

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Color tests

Here are scans of a doodle, digitally colored. One of these will soon become a painting, oil on burlap, about 18x24".

Friday, June 02, 2006

Ballpoint doodle replica painting

Here's the painting of one of the ballpoint doodles I posted a few days ago. It's about 9x12", oil on burlap.

To replicate a blue ballpoint ink, I used a combination of Prussian Blue and Ultramarine Blue, dulled down just a little bit with Cadmium Red Light. The background color is a recreation of steno pad color, using Chromium Oxide Green and white, also with the slightest touch of red to dull it down.

I painted wet into wet, which I now think was a mistake. The next one will be wet on dry.

Thursday, June 01, 2006

What is it

It's an MS Paint drawing, another example of what I'd like to do on canvas but can't seem to render that way.