Friday, August 21, 2015

"Eucalyptus Spring" Psalm 32:11
6" x 6" oil painting
This painting was inspired by Gregory Condos, a painter from the Sacramento area.  I especially like his pale green sky paintings.  I was fortunate to attend his solo exhibit at the Crocker Art Gallery in 2013. As he was signing his book, I asked him for advice as a painter, and he said, "Relax".  So I did while painting this painting.

Detail of Painting.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

"LOVE" a small 6"x6" reminder of what it's all about.

"LOVE" John 3:16
6"x6" original oil painting
I often doodle words in my journal. I also practice calligraphy when writing down quotes of inspiration. These are sometimes in black and white, and sometimes in color, and also can be in a variety of color. It is the Beatle's song, "All You Need is Love", that comes to mind as I look on this painting.

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Not Another Eucalyptus Tree!

"Eucalyptus Party in August", Psalm 32:11
5" x7" oil painting
I found this delighfully warm, yet colorful. I am wondering when I will stop this obsession with Eucalyptus trees! One thing is, as I paint it over and over, I am forced to find new ways to "see" color amd texture. Enjoy.

Saturday, August 8, 2015

They Call Me Yellow Mellow, That's Right, shish

Lemon Kiss 6"x6"
 Available at Daily Paintworks


Detail of painting.

Eucalyptus Yellow 5"x7"
Available at Daily Paintworks

Yes, I did revise this one too.  The sky is toned down some and more interesting.

Both paintings are painted with the same palette as previously blogged about. I added two colors to it: Ultramarine Blue and Cad. Lemon Yellow. I think the summer has effected my mood for these two. The still life was a break from the eucalyptus series and I ejoyed it. I liked the way the lemon and cut lime interacted.