Thursday, June 13, 2013

Tuscan Blue and Gold

Acrylic on Panel
16" x 12"
I have been painting Tuscan scenes for almost seven years now and I sure do enjoy it.  The wonderful, warm colors of the Tuscan region are great to work with.  My favorite, though is the old architecture.  This is a four hundred year old villa and it is so fun to do the crumbling stucco and ancient stone.

The Home Fires Beckon

Acrylic on Panel
11" x 14"
I have painted tipis for three decades and this is the first time that I have painted one that is glowing from the fire.  I don't know why I waited so long because this was fun.  The challenge was to give an inviting warmth in a cold landscape.

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Forgotten Roads

Acrylic on Panel
8" x 8"
An evening view of a classic Tuscan scene.  A small painting is fun to paint and a challenge to get a big landscape into 64 square inches!

Western Light

Oil on Canvas
24" x 36"
I wanted to paint the essence of those wonderful back road discoveries from Oregon to Montana and beyond.  It is a western landscape where you can feel alone and at peace, but not lonely.

Pow Wow Days

Drybrush Watercolor
8" x 12"
This is a revised image of a favorite painting of mine.  I really liked the way the original version turned out, but I decided that the moccasin design needed to have more impact.  So, I changed the beaded section completely.  Now it is as good as I can get it.

The Good Life

Acrylic on Panel
14" x 18"
I have painted Tuscan scenes off and on for several years now.  In this painting, I am showing an intimate moment at the end of a perfect day.  What a wonderful day dream to make come true.