Friday, November 18, 2011

Biggie Size It

Reading Nude  18" x 24" oil on canvas

Sometimes when I really enjoy a small study and feel that the composition will translate well into a larger piece I biggie size it. It's always unique with it's own surprises.  What I liked so much about the small one was the texture so I kept the surface very thick and juicy on this larger version as well.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Woman Reading

Woman Reading  6"x 8" Oil on Board

It's always helpful for me to do a small study to decide if things are working and if I feel like it's interesting enough to create a larger version.
What do you think?

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Nude Study

Nude Study   6"x 8" Oil on Board

This little study was about applying lots of thick paint but still being representational of the subject. It works well from far away and has a very painterly quality close up.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011


Georgia   9" x 12"  Oil on Board

Georgia was a pleasure to paint with the soft lighting.  Doesn't she have the greatest dimples ever?

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Marbles in Paradise

Marbles in Paradise   6" x 6"   Oil on Board

Yesterday I was rearranging my toys for a still life and day dreaming about my trip over the holidays this year to Bali. I've always want to go there. While I was setting up I got the idea to place the items on a wild tropical print with the suggestion of lying on a beautiful beach.  Have I lost my marbles?