Wednesday, December 31, 2014
The above is an oil painting, 18x14 inches. A bronco-riding cowboy at a rodeo in Colorado.
After living here for many years I finally got to the rodeo circuit this summer, and was very impressed with the skill and courage of the participants. It also provided a great many painting ideas, as there are many dramatic moments in the course of an afternoon at the rodeo. Most of the bronco-riders and bull-riders end up in a position like this rider (who after a direct trip to the ground immediately got up, brushed himself off and walked off the field unharmed)
I call the painting "Game Over".
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Oil Painting, 18 x 14 inches
A scene in downtown Chicago, just east of "the Loop". The view is to the west and the overpass in the middle distance is the train track for the loop trains.
A couple of posts ago I showed a painting I had made from the complementary colors red and green...this painting is the same idea, but the complementary colors are yellow and violet.
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
8 x 10 inches
Recently I did a series of small paintings of cakes and desserts. It was a lot of fun, including shopping for the subject matter! The 4 that I like best (including this one) will be shown at the annual Miniature Masterpieces show at Evergreen Fine Art in Evergreen, Colorado. The opening will be next Friday November 21, from 5 - 8 pm. If you're in the area please do stop by. As the title suggests, the show will consist entirely of small works.
Thursday, November 6, 2014
Oil Painting, 18 x 24 inches
This is a scene in Toulouse, France. I liked the architecture of the old bridge, the reflections in the water, the figures in the scene and the arrangement of light and shadow. But as much as anything I was interested in making a painting based on the complementary colors red and green.
Saturday, September 28, 2013
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Another in this summer's series of plein-air paintings, this one in the town of Silver Plume, Colorado. This old mining town is one of my favorite spots for painting. Here we are looking down the main street of town, which remains unpaved. We are having good weather for outdoor painting, at least in the morning. The afternoons have been bringing us rain, which may not be good for painters but it is very good for the forests so we are grateful for it.