Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Stelle Rosse

I'm taking a short break from the studio to celebrate Christmas with my family and friends.  Here's hoping everyone has a Happy Holiday season.

"Stelle Rosse."  Oil on canvas, 12 x 16 inches.  Completed October 2013.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Savannah Study #6

This post features another small Savannah study completed earlier this year.  It depicts storefronts along Whitaker Street in the Historic District.

"Savannah Study #6: Whitaker Street Storefronts."  Oil on canvas, 8 x 10 inches.  Completed July 2013.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

On the Easel: The Spring House

This past month I began what will be a series of canvases based on my visit to Block Island, Rhode Island in September.  I plan to present some of these in-progress before posting the final version.  This first work depicts one of the hotels on the island, the Spring House.  As I do with all of my paintings, I began with a red ground in acrylic.  Then, taking a soft brush, I sketched out the composition in burnt sienna.  I wanted to give the scene some drama, so I improvised a moody yellow sky as the back drop (ignore the shadow created by my easel in this photo).  Soon I will present the finished painting.