Friday, November 20, 2015

Featured Pieces November 2015

This is a quick blog entry here, to post pics of some recent pieces and one piece that is shockingly NOT SOLD that should be!  Look below!!

Several of the newbies make good pairings..

September Pastoral l (Trees), 20"x16" oil on panel $2400 framed

September Pastoral ll(Path), 16"x12" oil on panel $1400 framed

Snapdragons, Peaches, Pear, 16"x12" oil on panel $1400 framed

The Grassy Slope, 8"x10" oil on panel, $800 framed

Summer Pastoral with Grazing Cows, 12"x16" oil on panel, $1300 framed

Hill in High Summer, 13"x14" oil on paper, $250 unframed

First Light Over the Lake, 9"x12" oil on paper, $200 unframed
inquire through my website here  if you'd like to ask about any painting above!  Already have a Thimgan?  Collector's discount honored.

  Maybe I shouldn't tell -in case I can get it back- but IT'S A PAINTED BOX that I did last year, it's only $300 and it's AMAZING for keeping cell phone chargers and other oft used ugly items.  The box is available at the Water Street Gallery.  Tell them you saw it on my blog if you buy it:).
NOT SOLD! WHY? Field Box Pastoral $300

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Friday, November 13, 2015

Looking for a Landscape to Paint

I posted my first self-made video with a little footage I took while tromping around in a meadow looking for amazing vantage points of peaceful Michigan farm land.

One of the cool things about photos and videos of beautiful places and things is that THEY CAN'T DO THEM JUSTICE!  Yes!  That's why I paint and travel.  Pictures can't cut it.  The colors are too complex to just use photo references (in my opinion) without extensive time spent in real life looking at real life.  Traveling somewhere gives you an experience that cannot be made up from 2nd hand experiences.  Having been there- pics and vids can be memory prompts, but they can't make up for the true experience.

I painted 5 paintings on a painter's retreat with PAAWM, Plein Air Artists of West Michigan
 I'll attach snapshots of the pieces here.  I'm waiting for frames for them and then I'll send out notes to people on my mailing list that requested info on New Pieces and my Facebook pages.
3 oils on panel and 1 on paper, far right.

Another work on paper, about 8"x14"

Same as the first, but that's a different pic on the far right! Very Irish looking scene of cows painted on panel.