Sunday, January 28, 2018


"Palms at Agua Caliente"

From a morning of plein air painting with friends
at Agua Caliente park in Tucson

Palette knife oil on 8 x 6 inch canvas panel


Thursday, January 18, 2018


#ArtWorkLivingChallenge


Day #1 of the Challenge

Palette knife oil on 6 x 6 inch Arches paper for oils
The challenge is to do a daily painting for five days, completing in
20 minutes. This took me 45 minutes so I have much practice ahead.
Painted from a photo of Powell Point in Southern Utah.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017


"Sunrise"


Palette knife oil on 6 x 6 inch Arches paper for oils, mounted
on Crescent mat board - $75

My cat Bijou wakes me at 5:00 AM. The ONLY good thing 
about that is that I get to see some of the most awesome sunrises during 
our Arizona monsoon season. I'd really rather sleep some mornings, 
but if I have to be awake, this is a pretty nice way to start the day. 
And, they just beg to be painted.

Monday, October 30, 2017


"Clouds Building"


"Clouds Building" - All Arizonans look forward to monsoon season during the summer. 
The rains are more than welcome, and the skies are amazing. 
Not so easy to paint, but well worth the effort.
Palette knife oil painting on 6 x 6 inch on
Arches paper for oils. 

Sunday, October 15, 2017


"D'Anjou Dance" 

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 This one is a little wild, and was lots of fun to paint.
Palette knife oil painting on  6 x 6 inch Arches 
paper for oils, mounted on Crescent mat board.

Friday, October 13, 2017

30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge


"Red Anjou Arriving"


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"Red Anjou Coming" - decided it was about time for a color change.
 It's always fun working with reds - so vibrant. 
I did this using the "destroy & rebuild" technique.
Palette knife oil on Arches paper for oils, mounted
on Crescent mat board

Sunday, September 17, 2017

30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge


D'Anjou #4

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Day 11 of the 30/30 Challenge - seems like I'm on a roll with pears at the moment. 
This is a "destroy & rebuild" technique. I paint the pear with my trusty 
palette knife, then pull a brush through it in every direction. 
I always have to take a deep breath and hold it when I do this. 
Then I pick up the palette knife again & rebuild it, just somewhat. 
If I'm lucky, it works; if not, I scrape. 
Palette knife oil on 6 x 6 inch gessobord.