Wednesday, March 18, 2009


8" x 6" Oil on mounted canvas.

The latest Karin Jurick challenge is a picture of Sushi. Yum. This makes me think of Jeff Hayes painting Sushi. The source picture was fun to paint. The three objects and their overlap makes a nice strong composition.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Lemon Study

5" x 5" Oil on mounted canvas.

I plan to do a larger Lemon along the lines of the cut open apple. However, I wanted to warm up with a study because I know the difficulty of getting orange and lemon skin to look how I envision. So, here is a study; I like how it turned out, but may change the technique somewhat for the larger painting. I included a couple of the water droplets on the fruit and that was a fun addition.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Apple Star

12" x 12" Oil on canvas.
$100 - shipping to US included.

A few weeks ago my wife showed me the star that can be seen when you cut an apple in two horizontally. Last night I got around to executing a painting of it. The pattern it makes if fascinatingly like a sand dollar. At first I was disappointed that I only caught two seeds with my cut this time, but it gives the apple some "eyes" that lend personality.

This painting is on one of the "deep dish" canvases that will not need framing.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Snow on the Mountain

6" x 4" Oil on mounted canvas

"It's aliivve." - Young Frankenstein

Well, I am alive anyway. After a couple of trips and some winter sickness, it is way past time to get a painting posted here. This is a plein air from Friday before we got even more snow and launched into snowblowing mode. Sunny days after snow can make even the rounded, tree covered Temple Mountain look dramatic.