Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Jim's Boat

I am thrilled about this latest painting, a commission piece.  The boat was white and i love painting white objects because there really is no such thing, giving me artists license to do what ever i want!  I will never forget recently while doing a pastel demonstration at the Columbia Center for the Arts.  I was painting the "white" trunks of aspen trees, using several colors of equal value, when the daughter of a friend of mine explained to her mother that the "color" was actually light reflecting from other objects onto the trunks.  Well quite simply put, her observation blew me away.
26w x 24h, sold

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Poppies Will Make Them Sleep

I created this piece a bit ago and it's funny how it grows on me.  As simple as the composition is, i find i get lost in it.  The painting has a lovely dreamy quality to it.  At this very moment i am sitting in PDX waiting to board a plane to Tahoo, California.  A  collector is flying me there to talk about a large commission piece.  Very exciting!!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Eyes of Gold

This painting is one of several i have hanging in the Columbia Art gallery for the October "Trees" show.