Saturday, August 13, 2011


This is my dog walker friend Carolyn's best dog. He is an older boy, larger than your average black lab, and the sweetest natured dog, never does anything wrong, is always happy and has a warm greeting for everybody. I just love this guy.

6x6" Oil on gessoboard
$75 &shipping

Monday, August 1, 2011


This is my contribution for one of the Daily Paintworks Challenges. It had quite a few criteria including using only 3 colors plus white:Ultra Blue, Cad Yellow Med (or Lt), Cad Rd Lt, which I did, limiting  painting time to one hour, I cheated on this, I think I took about an hour and a half, and use only three brush sizes (large, med and small), which I did. Also, the challenge calls for painting outside. Nope, didn't do that. Any gardener would know that poppies are a spring flower, so yes, this is from a photo. Also, the flowers around my neighbourhood are pretty sad and crispy looking. I went out with my camera to find some, but no success. At this point, I am just not a plein aire painter, and yes, it was too hot!!
  I like the colors and the balance of light and dark values. I regard this as a useful exercise.

Oil on gessoboard