Thursday, February 23, 2023

Experimenting with oil pastels

Flower Girl

6" x 8"

oil pastels on board

Grandpa's Little Golfer

6" x 8"

oil pastels on board

A friend gave me a set of oil pastels that she no longer wanted so I thought I would experiment using them on a few small canvas boards I had. While it was certainly a worthwhile experiment, I was not crazy about the waxy feel of the oil pastels. They were a little too much like trying to paint with crayons. Maybe it was the brand I was using? But it was a fun experience nonetheless.

Saturday, February 18, 2023

New cat portrait duo

Toot and Rumble

12" x 16"

Oil with palette knives on board

Dan asked if I would paint a portrait of their two cats as a surprise birthday present for his wife Donna. Toot is the calico and acts as a mother to the black longhair named Rumble. They love to snuggle together, especially if there is fleece or jacket of their owners lying on the couch.

Wednesday, February 15, 2023

A Mother's Touch II

A Mother's Touch II

10x8 oil with palette knives on board


Jody saw this first painting I did of this scene on display at the red inn in Provincetown. She decided she wanted to purchase it for her daughter who was expecting her first baby. When she returned to purchase it, it had been sold. So she asked if I would paint it again but adjust the hair color to better match her daughter and the likely color of her son's hair.

Saturday, February 11, 2023

Rounding The Bend

Rounding The Bend
11x14 oil with palette knives on board

If you've been to Provincetown, you will probably recognize this corner on Commercial Street. As you are walking from the center of town west towards the Red Inn, you will pass this cute house on the water with the sweet yellow door. Bikers will frequently ride by here on their way back from the beach just like these two are doing.


Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Summer Retreat in Provincetown

Summer Retreat

12x16 oil with palette knives on panel


I love painting summer scenes in the middle of winter. It makes me think that warmer weather is not that far away. This house on Commercial Street in Provincetown has a beautiful deck, garden, and view of the ocean. It was just calling to be painted.

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