Tuesday, September 29, 2009

the chips are down 12x9

Even though these recent paintings are still relatively small at 12x9, they are taking quite a bit longer to finish. I'm still painting just about every day. I'm just not able to finish one a day.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

martini olives 12x9

This painting took me a few days to complete. I as pretty busy with other things this eek so I didn't really have any large chunks of time to devote to it. I had originally planned on taking several pictures of it to document the painting process. Unfortunately, after taking the initial picture of the beginning layout I misplaced my camera so all I have are a before and after with none of the hopped for in between shots.

I typically start my paintings by blocking the composition in with a warm neutral tone. In this case it's transparent red oxide mixed ith a little bit of turps.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

two peaches with water 12x9

It's fun doing these slightly larger still-lifes. I like being able to give them a little more breathing room.

Monday, September 14, 2009

martini and five queens 8x10

I don't typically drink these but, with the right vodka, sometimes they hit the spot.

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Monday, September 07, 2009

three figs #2 7x5

These are from the school garden as well. They are some of the best tasting figs I've ever had.

Sunday, September 06, 2009

eggplant and tomato 10x8

More bounty from the school garden.

Saturday, September 05, 2009

peeled tangelo 8x10

Tangelos are harder to peel than clementines.

Friday, September 04, 2009

Crayolas #5 8x10

Here's another crayon painting. I like how the post-it note came out.

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

leafy pear #2 8x10

It's the season for pears off the tree in front of my classroom. I like being able to get them with leaves. I'll probably do some more before they go away.

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

hammer #6 8x10

This hammer isn't antique or special in any way. It's just the regular old hammer I use when I'm building stuff.