| 03 November, 2013 01:07
"To Everything A Season"
The above 12" x 16" oil landscape depicts Frijoles Creek in Bandelier National Park in New Mexico. I was in the area several years ago and took several reference photographs. Funny thing is, after I began this painting (and in the initial stages), I somehow misplaced my reference photograph. So I had to go by my memory and my imagination to complete the painting. It is, however, a very close rendition of the area. The image above is the completed painting. Below are various stages of development; I forgot to take photos about 3 times, so there were more stages than shown below.
Stage 3 shown above
The above stage 4 shows some important changes in the painting; I made the mule deer smaller, for one thing, and I livened up the color a bit. You can tell that the painting emerged through a lot of experimentation.
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| 13 October, 2013 01:16
Below are images of the oil landscape painting I recently completed, showing its progress from the very beginning to the end and the changes made. It is a scene right on the outskirts of Taos, New Mexico. A light snow had fallen, and as it melted a few snow patches lingered on.
The first photo shows the completed painting; after that the various stages of the development of the work.
"Spring Snow Patches" - 16" x 20" Oil on panel (finished painting)
WIP Stage 1
WIP Stage 2
WIP Stage 3
There will be more "demos" like this of other new paintings as time goes on.
| 01 October, 2013 16:38
This is a short post to announce that the winner of the free oil seascape (shown in the previous post below) is Rick Nilson. Congratulations, Rick!
Also, it is my intention to offer other free paintings in the future as well as to have an auction of select small works from time to time on this blog.
Please stay tuned! Thank you for visiting my website.
| 19 September, 2013 16:50
I will be offering the painting below as a FREE give-away starting today, September 19, 2013, and ending Monday, September 30, 2013. It will be a random "hat" drawing from names collected from my email list. All you need to do is go here and leave your name and email and on Tuesday,October 1, 2013, I will contact the winner of the artwork as well as announce the winner on this blog. My friends and relatives are not eligible for the drawing so it will be an impartial "out of the hat" drawing.
This painting will be shipped unframed and there is free shipping within the USA. Other areas will be charged whatever the current rate is with the United States Postal Service. I will package this artwork with care so it will arrive safely.
Please remember to sign up. This will be fun !
"Got The Blues" Oil Painting on 5"x7" stretched canvas