Wednesday, March 23, 2016

16x12 Oil
"Self Portrait"
I painted this on an acrylic primed linen stretched canvas.  I think I like the oil primed linen canvas better.  This one seemed too rough for me.  I used a 1" grid for the drawing.  I transferred the drawing to the canvas using white Saral wax free transfer paper.

Monday, February 15, 2016

"Cherries In a Turquoise Bowl"
10x10 Oil

"Cherries In a Glass Bowl"
10x10 Oil

This summer I was painting lots of cherries.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

"Three Red Apples"

9x12  painted on an oil primed linen panel.
This was painted using my new Geneva Oil Paints.  These paints are created by Mark Carder.  At this time they are sold in jars.  They have a medium in them which keeps the paint wet on your palette and canvas for close to ten to fourteen days. They are rich and beautiful paints. 
They can be purchased through Geneva Fine Art Supplies 205-527-9182.  Or, check out the Draw Mix Paint Forum where you can watch videos about his products.

My copy of "Repose"

My attempt at painting John Singer Sargent's "Repose"
I painted mine on an 18"x24" primed smooth artist panel with a 1.5" cradle edge.  I was able to get this slightly damaged panel for $10 while at Dick's Outlet in Illinois.
  I found this to be a challenge but I enjoyed painting it.  
The original hangs in the National Gallery of Art in DC.  I was able to get a nice print while at their museum.  The print is what I used to get my color matching.  No, I didn't draw this on my board. It would have taken me hours.  I just wanted to start painting!  I took a picture of the print with my camera and then enlarged to my panel size in Adobe Photo.  I printed (in sections) onto plain computer paper.  Then I transferred to the panel using Saral transfer paper.

Thursday, February 26, 2015


12x12 Oil
I thought I would paint a Panda for my twin granddaughter's 4th birthday.
I painted this on Ampersand primed smooth 1.5" cradle panel.

Monday, March 24, 2014

The Millinery Shop

18x16 Oil on texture panel
 This is my copy of Edgar Degas "The Millinery Shop"
I loved painting this. I'm glad I used the textured panel.  It gives a nice look to the lace on the hats.