Welcome to my art site! This is the place where I display some of my paintings and give some thoughts as to the process invloved in creating a painting. All paintings are for sale unless stated otherwise. If your interested in purchasing a painting, please contact via email for pricing and any other information you would be interested in. Thanks for stopping by.

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Monday, February 21, 2011

Spring is Near- oil

My latest oil landscape. 12 x 16 inches. Yes, more snow in the painting. LOL. This was a tough one as far as getting the light right. The foregound and midground were under cloud shadow. And the far mountains and hill had direct sunlight.
This is based on a photo I took last May, when there were still some remaining snow banks left here and there.
I wasnt concerned that much with an actual focal area. In these expansive scenes, I like the idea of taking the viewer on a trip through the painting. Starting in the forground, moving into the distance, while enjoying a few treats along the way.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Prairie Drifts- oil

My crusade to learn landscape painting using oils has somehow turned into a series on snowdrifts!
This one is 9 x 12 inches. Fun little painting to do. Snowdrifts are fun to paint, by the way, with no two alike and lots of different angels and shadow areas.