Sunday, February 15, 2015

Country Road II

I've done some more work on this painting - added clouds to the sky and darkened the trees and shadows somewhat. The original looked unfinished. I think the additional paint helps the painting a bit.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Little White House

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I often drive by this cozy little home on my way home from downtown. It's a typical Eugene house, probably built during the early 1950s.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015



I like the way this painting turned out. The composition is pretty simple, but I like the thick impasto paint on the apples and the thin, grey background with hints of pastel blue, yellow, and red. It was pretty much accidental - I wish I could paint this way consistently and on purpose.

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Looking East

This painting might look familiar. It's a painting I did a couple of weeks ago. I tried scumbling and glazing to see if I could unify the colors and create a bit of atmosphere. A glaze is a transparent wash over parts of the dried painting. It's used to deepen the color. Scumbling involves using opaque paint in an uneven layer. It creates a sort of film, and allows the first color shows through to some extent. The trees and the foreground were glazed with French Ultramarine Blue and Transparent Red Iron Oxide, and the mountains and sky were scumbled with Cad Orange, Cad Yellow Deep, and Titanium White.

Monday, February 2, 2015

Country Road

We traveled down this road during a Sunday drive on a warm day last summer. This area is near Coburg, Oregon.