12 x 16 oil
Thursday, December 31, 2015
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Saturday, November 7, 2015
Sunday, November 1, 2015
Monday, August 31, 2015
Sunday, August 23, 2015
12 x 16" oil
This painting is another angle on the swings at the fair. A carny told me it was once on the Neverland Ranch owned by Michael Jackson. I intend to paint a larger version of it in the near future.
Here is a view of a stand where you threw a baseball to knock over bottles. I'm sure the advantage was in the favor of the carnival. The favorite of this stand were the Minons.
12 x 16" oil
Fair Tower 11 x 14" Oil on Canvas board.... This is the last painting I did at the fair and had developed a practice of catching the rides as they moved. The carnies would test the rides before the public arrived. The red shape towards the middle was activated.
Thursday, August 13, 2015
"August 9 , 2015. 12x 12"
This was a painting that taught me to setup away from the entrance where the workers all entered. They expected a conversation while I was busy working. Headphones gave me a little excuse to ignore their jeers and questions.
Saturday, July 4, 2015
Sunday, May 24, 2015
Thursday, April 23, 2015
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
I like to set up in the shade and paint with an angle on the subject. This is my fourth time I have painted this set of buildings. The challenge is in editing the details. 16 x 16" oil on canvas board.
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Tuesday, February 3, 2015
It seems that finding the right composition early and sticking with it makes a painting easier.
This pose was changed three times and I still need to answer some of the value questions I have about it. I may adjust it again and edit this post. 16 x 20" oil/canvas
Sunday, February 1, 2015
I have found it takes a few days in a row of painting to get into a groove with my palette. Here is another quick painting done with myself walking back from the beach in a wetsuit.
The thing I learned today was that if you draw a crooked telephone pole you can correct it by adding another line rather than scraping it out. :) 16 x 20"
Here's a photo after I finished. You can see the drawings on the back of the pntg. and my schwinn crusier.
Saturday, January 31, 2015
This a another version of the Tortilla Flat's Mural in Ventura. I had stable lighting (although it does shift) and was able to get a better finish that the earlier version. 16 x 20 " Oil/Canvas
This is the set up I used today. I rarely use an umbrella if I don't have direct light on me. I use a medium attached on the left side and don't use turpentine except with the ground wash. This location was close enough to ride my bike with everything tied to the basket on back.
I have another version of the location from a couple years ago on this blog. The mechanic was nice enough to lift the bus for me while he went to lunch. I hope to execute a few more from the interior in the near future. 16 x 20" Oil on Canvas