Thursday, February 23, 2012

The Green Jersey

11" x 14" Oil on mounted Linen.
In a Private collection.

Is this how Mark Cavendish is going to look this summer? He captured the green jersey last year with HTC, but this year will be more of a challenge with Sky and the fact that they have a contender for the overall victory. He has already won with these shoes this year, but he doesn't have the dominant leadout train.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Ruger and Tye

11" x 14" Oil on mounted Linen.

Ruger is the big black soft pushover and Tye is more feisty. They love to come visit since it is great fun to tear around in the forest. 

Friday, February 17, 2012

Trappist Apple

11" x 14" Oil on Mounted Linen.

This painting features a souvenir from Belgium. The Westmalle Trappist Ale glass is trapping a Gala apple. I like painting shiny glass and fruit, but I don't think I have combined them like this before. I really like the shiny bits here.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

White on White Coffee Cup

10" x 10" Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas.

This coffee cup painting is in response to the White on White Daily Paintworks Challenge.

I wanted to go with a more graphic painting so I picked a square format with a lot of cropping on the subject. I did manage to get my favorite heart shaped handle reflection. I decided between this oblique angle and looking down from the top. That may be coming up.

The challenge was interesting, but I think I would sneak in a little more color with some warm/cool lighting if I started again. Still, it makes me think it is time to fill the cup with a latte...

Wednesday, February 15, 2012


11" x 14" Oil on Linen.

Mike Gladu shared a nice photo of  his niece Madeline dancing. The frozen moment of time made a great painting subject. 

Monday, February 13, 2012

Cold Morning Sun at the River

14" x 11" Oil on Linen.

This is a cold look into the blazing sun at the Wenatchee River in Leavenworth, Washington.

Friday, February 03, 2012

Stovetop Espresso Maker

10" x 8" Oil on linen.

This painting stars our new stainless stovetop espresso maker. In our household it makes sense to use this since we heat with a wood burning stove. It makes okay coffee and saves our off-grid battery power.  The new pot has an interesting shape that is quite different from the typical Moka octagon style pot.

I enjoyed the shiny reflections including the wood and the edge of the cup that peeks out from behind the pot. The fuzzy, lost, glowing edges also worked out well.