Thursday, December 25, 2008

Flocking Trees and Portrait in Progress

Painting progess has slowed some as I have been working on cabinets for the house and doing other chores. Here you can see me flocking our evergreens on Christmas Day! ;^)

I do have a progress photo on a portrait of Dot. I have a portrait to do for the current Different Strokes challenge and I am warming up with one of my wife. She says portraits are scary and she is right when you are the subject! This is definitely in progress; at least one of the eyes needs scraping. We all know that John Singer Sargent said "A portrait is a painting with something wrong with the mouth." This one is not an exception.

Oil in progress 11" x 14"

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Karin's Boots

10" x 8" Oil on mounted linen.
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These boots are painted from Karin Jurick's weekly challenge. I painted them from both her picture and looking at the color from Van Gogh's Boots. I really like how this one turned out even though it is pretty dark and moody. I'm really on a Van Gogh kick lately. :p

Tuesday, December 16, 2008


5" x 12" Acrylic on mounted canvas.

These nutcrackers took quite a while to complete. Lots of detail and lots of dots. They are inspired by Van Gogh's Self Portraits, but painted from life. They are a pair of little 8 inch high nutcrackers.

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Morning Hydrangeas

10" x 8" Oil on mounted linen.
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This is another painting from a Different Strokes image. I don't do Budda, so the he is edited out and replaced with sunbeams forming a cross. The flower pedals really pop out from the blue gray surrounding on this one when viewed in person.