Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Thursday, July 11, 2013
I don't consider myself a floral painter, so of course I had to challenge myself when a rogue sunflower sprouted up in my garden. The flower head was painted on an 8x8 canvas panel. I was satisfied with it, but during the process, a lot of "what ifs" came to mind. I painted it 4 times and liked the process of grouping them together. Then I kept going, completing 12 panels. This painting is an arrangement of my nine favorites, with the rejected ones getting a nice whitewash.
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
This painting was from a drive in Will County, Illinois. There are so many interesting barns and the farm fields go on forever. The colors weren't as vivid as they are painted, but I love to push the color green. It is always mixed from an assortment of blues and yellows, often with a touch of red or orange.
Sunday, July 7, 2013
Thursday, July 4, 2013
During road trips I started taking photos of landscapes from the car. Split second views of whatever caught my eye. Back in my studio, when I painted the scenes, the road became as important to the story as the landscape. Soon I became known for my road paintings. This is where I will start my blog.