Monday, June 29, 2009

June Picnic

I take thousands of reference photos and many are of people who never know they're soon going to be featured in a blooming oil painting! Of course, if they knew, they'd pose and who wants that? This image was taken at a recent festival. I'm really intersted in painting figures now, especially where there are relationships to be deciphered. I want to create good compositions and paintings that illuminate a moment.
Oil on board, 18x24", $660

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Kitchen Rythm June 24, 2009

It's less about the subject and more about the patterns. It's about the rythm and motion and swing of a busy kitchen. It's skilled hands composing perfect layouts and colors that make your mouth water. Reds and warm hues relate to food and who doesn't like to eat? "Kitchen Rythm", 12x16", Oil on Board, $425