Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Pear Re-Do

10 x 20 oil on stretched canvas

I tried to loosen and refresh  this old painting that I have had for years!   I don't even have the reference photo or the pears!   I wish I did.  It's hard to paint without something to go by (it is for me anyway).

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Lily Jean

8 x 10 oil on canvas board

Playing around with old canvases again today.....  This is a friend's dog who oozes personality in her photographs!

Friday, November 13, 2015

Ho Ho #1

6 x 6 oil on canvas panel

Not a very good crop on this one...and I'm seeing, now that it is posted,  that the left eyebrow is not the correct value ... will adjust later.  

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Heading Home

16 x 20 oil on canvas panel

Another cover-up but gave it a name.  I'm not really sure where I'm headed with this one, still needs work but I want to get it relatively abstract. 

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Cover-up #2

8 x 10 oil on stretched canvas

Trying something different today.  This is painted on top of some Canadian geese I did several years back that I never did like.  

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Cover-up #1

12 x 12 oil on stretched canvas - NOT AVAILABLE

I am making myself paint landscapes because I need lots of work on them however the only way I will attempt is if I paint on top of older paintings that I consider inferior!  That is why I am calling this painting Cover-up!  Maybe I will start numbering them....cover-up 1, cover-up 2, etc......

Friday, November 6, 2015

Blue Bunny

6 x 6 oil on gessobord

Another paint over because I went to my painting group without extra canvases.   I found an old painting in my art bag and just went after it - a little quickie study!

Thursday, November 5, 2015


12 x 16 oil on canvas panel

This was previously roses that is why I am calling it reincarnation.  I never did like the roses so I decided to make a landscape out of them.  I have quite a few old paintings that I plan to paint over.  I enjoy doing it because they have such a good build-up of paint on them already and the new paint just glides on easily. 

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Experimental Landscape

8 x 10 oil on stretched canvas

This was an old landscape that I never did really like so I played around with the palette knife today and like it much better.