Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Skull

Skull,  oil on linen, 5" X 7", 2013
$125 USD framed
No... I haven't gone all gothy on you, I just bought a new resin skull replica.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Paddy Meets Dutchie

Paddy Meets Dutchie,  oil on linen, 10" X 20", 2013
commission


Sketchbook Saturday


The zoo again!

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Monday, May 13, 2013

Pears (sold)

Pears,  oil on linen, 5" X 7", 2013
sold

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Sketchbook Saturday

Zoo!

Friday, May 10, 2013

Cheese Plate... with a behind the scenes peek at its making

Cheese Plate,  oil on linen, 5" X 7", 2013
$125 USD framed
You might recognize the three cheeses in this painting from a few earlier pieces (Like this one, this one and this one). I thought that I'd give you a sneak peek at the making of one of these little pieces.

Here's my palette/easel set up:

And a close up on a note to myself:

Initial sketch. Masking tape denotes the edge of 5" X 7"-- the size it'll sit in the frame. The smaller inside rectangle drawn in pencil is represents the 'safe area'-- the area not covered up by the rabbet of the frame.
 
Rough in-- looking to establish basic shape and value arrangement:

Rounding put the initial color lay in. All the major values are established at this point:

From here on out, it's just noodling and corrections until finish:

After finish, consumption :) You may recognize the brie, olives, crackers and sopressa from other paintings over the last couple of weeks...

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Beer, Dry Jack Vella, and Sopressa (sold)

Beer, Dry Jack Vella, and Sopressa,  oil on linen, 5" X 7", 2013
(sold)

Monday, May 6, 2013

Brie and Pear (sold)

Brie and Pear,  oil on linen, 5" X 7", 2013
sold
Part of the May Matter of Taste show at Brackenwood Gallery in Langley.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Sketchbook Saturday

Light rail and the zoo... most awkward sketching places I can think of...

Friday, May 3, 2013

Roquefort No 2 (sold)

Roquefort No 2,  oil on linen, 5" X 7", 2013 
sold
Part of the May Matter of Taste show at Brackenwood Gallery in Langley.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Moon Snail and Clamshell (commission)

Clamshell,  oil on panel, 5" X 7", 2013

Moon Snail,  oil on panel, 5" X 7", 2013
A pair of commissioned paintings to go with an earlier painting of an oyster shell from last year.