Friday, December 30, 2011


Oil on Gessobord. 8"x10"
 Here's a painting of Butterscotch that I've been working on this week. Here is the initial sketch done using burnt sienna...

After the sketch had dried, I did an underpainting...

Once the underpainting was dry, I was able to complete the painting...

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas

Oil on Gessobord. 8"x8"

Warmest wishes for a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Santa's Teapot

Oil on Gessobord. 5"x7"

This was an experiment in underpainting and glazing. I really like the colors that are created with this method and will be doing more using this technique.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Christmas Time

Oil on canvas. 5"x7"

This is a touch-up of a painting done earlier. I lessened the shadow a bit.

Oil on canvas. 5"x7"

This painting looks a little better in real life. I'll miss painting these ornaments once Christmas is over.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Rocky Road - Underpainting

Oil on Gessobord. 8"x8"

This is the first pass on my painting of Rocky. I'll start adding color after this layer dries.

Below is a painting that I retouched with a glaze. I like the way it turned out.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Waiting for Santa

Oil on canvas. 5"x7"

I'm so glad the weekend is here. I'm looking forward to spending time painting and decorating for Christmas.