Friday, November 30, 2012

Brass waterjug with apple

Title: Brass water jug with apple
Oil on wrapped canvas 12" x 16"

Found this Brass jug a while back, I tried painting it a few times before but just wasn't working out, this is the 2nd painting of this composition, I tried a smaller version first, it turned out OK but wanted to try again so here it is. I have been putting in practice some if the elements I learned in the workshop I attended a couple weeks back and it has taken my work to a new level, really happy with my progress this month.

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Monday, November 19, 2012


Title: United Oil on canvas 11" x 14"

This little still life is my entry for a local juried show here in town, never seem to get in every year, maybe this year will be different. I can always hope. I have noticed that I have made steady improvement over the last month or so, seem to be alot more focused and have some direction, I had plateaued for a spell and nice to see I have got over itm at least for the time being.

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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

back from my Elizabeth Robbins workshop

Hey bloggies me again, So I just finished up a workshop with Elizabeth Roibbins and wow, can this women paint and turns out a wonderful teacher as well. The workshop was 4 full days of painting and instruction and tips and techniques, I learned so much from and her and I am really grateful I had the opportunity to study with her.

Her process if quite a bit different then mine so I struggled quite a bit for the first few days, I wasn't that concerned as I was more interested in the concepts then producing a masterpiece in the workshop.

Once things started to click I had an easier time of it, still my brain is full and may take months to digest everything but I have already seen improvement in my work, a lot of things she pointed out where things I had heard of but had no idea how to implement, or even things I had never heard of, like a light was switched on. At one point she pointed at one of my subjects and said see this, and as she said it it came into focus, way excelente.

Anyway enjoy, these are for sale please inquire in your are interested as I haven't added these to paypal yet.

 Apple grapes study 8 x 10 $225
Orange in blue 8 x 10 $225
Creamer and pepper 8 x 10 $225

Friday, November 02, 2012

Apple and jug work in progress

Hi Folks, hey so like this is my latest painting I am working on, it's quite a bit larger than I usually work on  18" x 24" so much room, anyway I would like to get some thoughts on it as I am stuck at the moment on this. Any input would be appreciated.