Sunday, July 10, 2016


I've been slacking on my painting posts, but I have been painting! Had a little picnic outing with some painting friends from work at Heather Gardens. 


Friday, July 1, 2016


Painting plums is so much fun! I was painting straight from the alizarin tube on these.
oil 6"x12"

Friday, June 10, 2016


oil 8"x10"

Friday, June 3, 2016


I painted this on a quadruple primed Raymar board. I thought it made a huge difference! The paint stuck so nicely to it even though it was smooth.

oil 4"x6"

Monday, October 19, 2015


Some natural light to spot light paintings


Friday, October 9, 2015




Friday, September 25, 2015


Value study


Thursday, September 17, 2015


I signed up for Dice and Robert's Schoolism class and am trying to get through all the assignments! It is taking a while. Here are my overcast paintings so far...

Friday, September 11, 2015


I'm trying out Arches Oil Paper. It makes me feel like I'm painting gouache. For this painting I was trying to work on edge quality and values. 

oil 14"x10"


gouache 6"x8"


I didn't setout to have the highlight be in the dead center but it somehow turned out that way.

oil 13"x13"


This is a crappy iphone photo. I like having a plan when I go into painting tiny gouaches. Like the plated eggs, I had a very specific idea of how I wanted to paint the vase. Background color first which would serve as my light areas, block in the shadows, add detail and highlights. BOOM. DONE. PAINTING SOLVED.

gouache 6"x8"


It's been a while since I've posted paintings, but it doesn't mean I haven't been painting! Here are some recents.

oil 5"x7"

Sunday, March 1, 2015


gouache 5"x7"


gouache 5"x7"