Sunday, June 26, 2011

Two Slices

This is a standard 8 x 10 inch original oil painting with a classical still life subject matter.  For sale by auction  HERE

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Cool Reflections of Summer

This is a 6 x 12 inch original oil on masonite board.  The painting was done as part of the Daily Paintworks Challenge by Carol Marine.  To purchase this painting, it is being auctioned at the DPW site which has a link on the right hand tab of my blog.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Onions and Kettle

I admired a simple still life set up by Qiang Huang recently and decided to try to replicate the setup and see if I could do a good job.  Of course, my onions were a bit different but similar!  I enjoyed the simplicity of the setup and had a great time doing this.  Thanks to Qiang Huang for the inspiration.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

One Apple - Original Oil Still on the Easel

This is a 6 x 12 inch still life in muted colored vases, but the apple stands out with beautiful reds, corals, and golds.  This painting is being auctioned at the DPWorks site

Monday, June 6, 2011

Peach Pickings

Found this great easel for larger paintings.  Think the latest oil looks great on it.  This is a 12 x 12 inch format, original oil.  The grays and the peaches mix well I think.  For sale HERE

Friday, June 3, 2011

Mattie, a Tribute

This is a commissioned portrait in memory of a wonderful chocolate lab that the Caldwell family lost too soon.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Paintings Look So Great When Framed Correctly

These two frames are among my favorites.  I wanted to show you what a difference a frame makes.  The cows are in a floater from King of Frames out of CA.  The still life is in a gold plein air with liner from  a local frame shop.  When buying original art, remember to spend the time and money on a good frame.  It is a wise investment.