Thursday, November 15, 2018

Mill XI

The time change (and perhaps all the pumpkin spice food items being touted) seems to have affected my color choices...

Mill XI:   Daylight Savings Time
41 x 30 Oil on Canvas on Birch Panel 

Friday, November 9, 2018

Autumn is Here

We have had a very LONG summer here in NE Florida and the Canna Lilies have been hanging on in the garden.  These plants have bloomed for months but are now showing signs of fall that tinges their beautiful purple and green leaves with hints of orange.

Fall Cannas
24 x 16 Oil on canvas on birch panel 

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

New Mexico Memories

I am currently working on illustrations for a book of poetry by my friend DeeDee that is all about New Mexico and the west.   Here is the first painting, Ghost Ranch, that will likely be used for the cover.  I had forgotten just how colorful those canyons were until I started looking through photos from past trips.  That also got me craving green chile.....

Ghost Ranch
14 x 24 Oil on canvas on birch panel 

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Jacksonville Library Show

I have a show up through January 16th at the Laura Street, downtown branch, of the Jacksonville library.  If you are down there please stop in.  Also, MOCA Jax has an absolutely amazing show of Stella prints up right now through January 13th.  Check it out!

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Small wonders

Every year around this time I paint a series of 8 x 8 canvases.  This started with an annual holiday gift exchange between a group of artists I paint with each week, but kind of morphed into multiple canvases in addition to the exchange gift.  The small works give me an opportunity to paint images I have been thinking about but can't seem to commit to paint on the larger sizes I usually work with.  Below are this year's small holiday paintings.

8 x 8 Oil on Canvas

Fresh Catch
8 x 8 Oil on Canvas

Golden Light on Egan's Creek
8 x 8 Oil on Canvas

Kathy's Garden
8 x 8 Oil on Canvas

Summer Heat on Egan's Creek
8 x 8 Oil on Canvas 

Talbot Storm
8 x 8 Oil on Canvas 

Monday, October 8, 2018

Playing with Collographs

I was messing around in the studio experimenting with collograph prints.  The "plate" is on the left and two tests printed from it are center and right.   I will continue experimenting with texture and
possibilities that can be hand printed in this medium without a press just to see where it leads me.  These are roughly 5 x 7. 

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Just for fun

This painting has been hanging around the studio for a couple of years getting worked on very sporadically.  I picked it up again to see if I could get it done for a "pattern" show coming up at the gallery and think it is finally finished.  I put it in a frame just to get myself to stop working at it and let it go....

Garden Songs
30 x 22 Mixed Media on Fabriano paper 

Sunday, September 16, 2018