Friday, March 28, 2014

Bosc Pears

Bosc Pears,  oil on linen, 8" X 10", 2014

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Sunflower Seeds

Sunflower Seeds,  oil on linen, 5" X 7", 2014

Monday, March 24, 2014

Rock Paper Scissors No 4

Rock Paper Scissors No 4,  oil on three cradled wooden panels, 8" X 24", 2014

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Friday, March 21, 2014

Mussel

Mussel,  oil on cradled wooden panel, 12" X 12", 2014

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Wild Onions

Wild Onions,  oil on cradled wooden panel, 12" X 12", 2014

Shitake

Shitake,  oil on cradled wooden panel, 12" X 12", 2014

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Aspirations...

From Illustration Art (David Apatoff):

Vincent Van Gogh: Before he became a painter, Van Gogh aspired to be a magazine illustrator. He praised the quality of illustrations in magazines such as Graphic, Illustrated London News, L'Illustration, and Harper's Weekly, and clipped out their drawings, which he pasted in portfolios for further study. UCLA art professor Albert Boime quotes Van Gogh's correspondence on this topic: "[Van Gogh] declared: 'I would like to go to London with portfolio and visit the editors and managers of the illustrated journals-also get information about the different processes-a double-page spread allows for broader style.' That he fully intended to specialize in magazine illustration is seen in his hopeful observation that magazine editors would welcome 'somebody who considers making illustrations his specialty.'"

..and this was my dream in college at Parsons. To be an editorial illustrator, in the tradition of Pyle, Lyendecker, Rockwell, Tepper, Holland, Kelley, and Silverman. Ah. 

Turned out okay (from an historical point) for Van Gogh... right?

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Dungeness Crab

Dungeness Crab,  oil on cradled wooden panel, 12" X 12", 2014

Monday, March 10, 2014

Shitake Mushrooms

Shitake Mushrooms,  oil on canvas, 10" X 10", 2014
Destined for the Willows Inn on Lummi Island.

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Sketchbook Saturday

At Ott and Murphy's in Langley, the light rail in Seattle, and the cafeteria in Redmond.