Saturday, April 30, 2016

Fractured Orange

"Fractured Orange"


This "fracturing" process is one of my favorite things to do. 
The result is like looking through a piece of broken glass, or like stained glass.

Friday, April 29, 2016

Splish Splash

"Splish Splash"


I love the effect of marbleizing, with colors spinning off in every direction.
 It doesn't always work this well, but when it does, wow!

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Barn Owl

"Barn Owl" - 8 x 6 on stretched canvas


I frequently visit the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum and one of the highlights there is something called Raptor Free Flight. Harris Hawks, this barn owl, another owl and a raven all fly free and have been trained to swoop in and grab a juicy tidbit (probably a dead mouse) from the handler. This one, with its lovely heart-shaped face, was thoughtful enough to pose for an instant so I could get a picture. It's always a thrill to watch them.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Monday, April 11, 2016

Granny Smith

"Granny Smith"

Lovely Granny Smith apple - tart, crisp, mouth-watering delicious. And a pleasure to paint. I used manganese blue and cadmium yellow light to get those yummy greens.

Saturday, April 9, 2016

When Life Hands You Lemons...

Paint Them! - "Two Lemons"


This is a bit of a change from the splashy style of the
oranges and apples. There must be something about using
lots of different colors that puts me in a playful mood.

Friday, April 8, 2016

"Opal in Gold" 


This is one of my favorites - it seems to glow. 
I held the values more carefully this time - didn't splash
the colors around as much. I had never heard
of Opal as a variety of apple before - it's quite tasty.

Thursday, April 7, 2016

"Opal in Lavender"


I had never heard of this variety of apple before - it was pretty tasty.
6 x 6 palette knife oil painting on Raymar panel.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Orange Crush

"Orange Crush"


6 x 6 palette knife painting on Raymar panel.This one
has a marbleized effect that I really like.