Monday, November 21, 2016

Tree Obsession

Absolutely love this time of year. The bare trees with little bits of leftover color and glimpses of sunlight sneaking through are amazingly poetic.
Post Foliage 16x16 oil on Wood Gallery Box

Friday, November 18, 2016

Russian Inspiration

After visiting the Russian art gallery in Scottsdale,  I couldn't wait to come home and paint still lives. The Russian artists I saw incorporated lots of texture and pattern and I hoped to do the same in the paintings below.
12x18 oil on wood gallery box

8x8 oil on ampersand gesso board

Monday, November 14, 2016

Light in the Forest

I'm taking full advantage of this beautiful fall weather and the crisp clear light. Below was painted yesterday on the Fellsway in Stoneham.

9x12 oil on canvas panel

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Where There's a Will, There's a Way

Painting plein air in Scottsdale Arizona with no easel? No problem. I taped a small picture easel and cardboard to a tree and used the intersecting space of the trees to hold my brush cleaner.

Going a Bit Abstract    6x6 oils on ampersand gesso board