Thursday, January 31, 2008
I'm having fun with the key as subject matter, I like the look of it against this old piece of wood. There is a nostalgic feeling that comes from this old key and the weathered and cracked wood helps to support that. I'm calling this under painting "Key #2" for now...see what I mean about me being really bad at naming paintings.
If you have an idea for the title of this one, please shoot me an email.
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
The February issue of "American Art Collector" magazine has a reproduction of one of my boat paintings in this The Daily Painters advertisement. My painting was reproduced about the size of a postage stamp, not exactly big time but I'm tickled non-the-less. "Ol Red", it's the last one on the end.
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Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Max officially started day care on Monday (he'll be going two days a week) that means two days in the studio to get cracking on some oils. I layed in an under painting of this really cool skeleton key. I placed it in a shadow box and adjusted the light source to add interest to the composition.
I've admitted before that I don't really enjoy naming paintings but I like this working title so far.."Skeleton in the closet".
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
I put the finishing touches on this small oil painting of a dairy cow that I'm calling "Moo". This gal lives about a mile down the road from me. It felt good to finish something. Starting next Monday, I'll have an additional day in the week to paint so I'm looking forward to doubling my productivity and exploring some new ideas with oils.
Wednesday, January 02, 2008
Happy New Year!!! I'm very excited about 2008 and eager to slap down some more oil paint over the next 365 days. I just had my web sight re-done by a professional so that means all the pages work again..Thanks Wade.
It feels like a fresh new start for the year, nice!
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