Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Three Songs In Paint

A happy trio of effectual and fervent landscapes to dot the horizon of your day. Eddie the wonder kid is out of the hospital (gracias a Dios!) and the frame making should benefit from his counsel. (He knows where the secret tools are hidden) So, I will have these available here for sale this week.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Stormin', Tree Spirits, Island

Stormin' is a local view...not far from the studio. Tree Spirits is another look at an Oregon scene I've done before. Island...well, this new painting was inspired by my friend's recent move to Oahu, Hawaii. I have a number of shots from commissioned paintings of Hawaii done in the past. I've never been there but...wanted to capture the volcanic island feel in this new work. I've been invited. The next thing will be to actually go. First order of business though will be to get my chief frame maker and shop sweeper out of the hospital. Eddie was layed low this week with a nasty ruptured appendix...makes for a sad studio and slow going with the frames. Patience and prayer have been the somber timbre of the paint shop this week. Join us in both and we'll come out none the worse I'm sure.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Fantastic Four

I'm trying to pull myself to do some instructional videos. First off I need some new hardware-something (camera) with a remote mic capability. (any ideas?) The real rub though is in finding the time to do it. I think we could put together some real fun and informative How-To stuff...to awaken the creative genius inside all my would-be artist friends. I do employ a number of techniques that enable me to paint with the alacrity of a gazelle. This is what you desire, No? Anyway, I'm sure these would be fun to learn to a lot of budding painters that struggle with the mysteries of oil paint. I'll keep the blog posted with updates about this as I get to it. In the meantime, enjoy these four paintings for sale here.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Alamos Man 20x16 Bear In Water 9x12

A wheelbarrow full of ...bears. These two little paintings hang on my walls in very snazzy (sorry not pictured) hardwood and gold frames. Made with thinned washes and multiple layers of paint (glazes) they describe a luminosity that's hard to replicate with an alla prima approach. I will make these available for sale here.

Monday, September 13, 2010

How Beautiful 30x30 Girl Kills Dove

The girl at the sporting goods store was holding back tears. We were buying hunting permits to kill symbols of peace. I too started choking up as I described in sordid detail what happens once every twenty five shots of my scatter gun. My daughter, on the other hand, is a dedicated carnivore. I doubt she has ever cried once over a dead animal. I, like many proponents of catch-and-release-hunting, (I'm forming a new club) am torn between an insatiable appetite that has me looking to consume something edible and delicious at least five days a week and, fascination and wonder at the beautiful creation God made for His pleasure and our enjoyment. I believe I have shed more tears than most over fury, finned and feathered friends lost. And my moral extremes have me more confused than Fernando Garcia watching an episode of Homero Simpson in Sapochopo, Sonora, Mexico. Be that as it may, this grande painting will be available in my eBay store.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Three Paintings

These three happy scenes, inspired by our recent travels across America are for sale here.