Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Abstract 141 oil painting 12"x12" spring colors of geometric and natural juxtapositions

How to mix a modern geometric style that also envokes an Art Nouveau feeling? Here is one idea. Look for the metallic gold oil paint that I included. 

Friday, March 14, 2014

Clever wallcovering at Home Depot paint department

Used paint stir sticks stapled on plywood, Love it.

Master Study of Richard Schmid flowers

Richard Schmid is a painter and author whom many realist painters admire for his masterful style of vignettes, layering, and color. Okay, there are many more reasons to admire his talent, but those three are the the first to come to mind.  His draftsmanship, edge work, and composition/design are a few more.  A picture of his painting titled, "Peonies", was painted in 2006 plain air and then finished in his studio. To know more about him, his website is http://www.richardschmid.com.

Here is my process of studying his painting. I have not yet finished, but since I haven't posted much lately, I thought you might want to see what I have been up to lately. I plan to finish by next week and will post the final of my study.

Monday, March 10, 2014

The 3-peat Modern Goldfinch oil painting with bold black geometric bar. 8x8 on board

So, why do I like birds? They sing, no matter who is listening. Many have nice colored plumage, and they flit and fly. Some people say that I eat like a bird, and some people say I have a bird brain! Ha!

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

A colorful modern abstract oil painting from my "Paper Series" 8x10 on board

For those of you who were wondering about my "Paper Series",  I have not given up on this image type, and you may see more of it later this year.  Here is a playful image of crumpled paper that was fun to paint. Enjoy!  

This is painted with oil paints on board and has a ¾" cradle (frame flush with the edges to allow it to hang on the wall) in natural wood.

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Saturday, March 1, 2014

Modern Goldfinch #2 original oil painting baby bird with adult bird on striking geometric background

"Did you clean your room?" #Modern #Goldfinch #2 #oil painting. "Uh, what?" These cute birds continue to inspire me. The #geometricbackground fits my style. For sale on Etsy.