Friday, November 30, 2012

It's that time of year

Yule Log
12" x 12"x 1.5"
Oil with a palette knife on cradled artist board

I recently gave a palette knife painting demo for the Taunton Art Association. I saw this beautiful holiday arrangement at our local grocery store and decided to make it my subject for the night. It had so many wonderful textures and colors that I knew it would be great to showcase a variety of palette knife techniques. The group was very fun and asked a lot of questions and I think a few converts will be trying palette knife painting for themselves in the near future. Success!

Here is a nice write up that they put in their newsletter before the demo.

And I hope to add some photos soon that they took during they demo.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

The Red Inn III

The Red Inn III
12" x 36" x 2"
oil with a palette knife on Ampersand Gessobord

This is another commission of The Red Inn completed as a wedding gift for a lucky couple who got married there in October. Some friends of theirs saw the SOLD painting at the inn during the wedding and wanted to commission another one as a gift for their friends.

I was able to complete the painting while working at The Art Gallery at Patriot Place a few weekends ago. Below is a photo I took after it was completed. You can get a better sense of the size and scale of the painting in this image.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

The Final Sister Wedding Commission

Heidi and Jim's Wedding
8" x 10" x .75"
Oil with a palette knife of cradled artist board

The last in the series of commissioned "Sisters Wedding Paintings" and this one involved more than just the bride and groom as you can see. A challenge and yet very fun. All of these children are students of the bride who teaches theraputic horseback riding. The photo she sent me had a wonderful light coming down on them that I tried to capture in the painting. And the original photo did not include the groom. I had to add him by using a full length image of him from another photo.

A special Christmas gift from her sisters!

And, as usual, I wanted to show you how I started the painting, using the red/orange underpainting in acrylic.

If you want to see the other sisters paintings, click on these links. The first one was in Mexico, and the second was in Maine.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Celebrating 200

I was learning some new effects in InDesign from Mike Rankin on and created this graphic to help celebrate reaching 200 followers on my blog. Welcome everyone and I hope you continue to enjoy reading this blog and taking a look at my latest paintings.

Have a great day.
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