Monday, January 29, 2007


Illuminated - 12" x 16"
I loved the way the sun was shining through the window and illuminating my little dog's fur. His white fur glowed in the sunlight. His black fur lit up to a beautiful reddish brown at the tips. I had to paint it.

Sunday, January 28, 2007

Oil Pastels

Sunbathing Dog - 3.75" x 4.5", Oil Pastel
I'm almost embarrassed to post this. It's an Oil Pastel version of "Sunbathing Dog". It's my first attempt at oil pastels since I was a kid. These are definitely not meant for fine detail work. They're nice to work with if you are aiming for a very loose and painterly style. I will try something else more in that fashion next.

Pretty new colors.

Saturday, January 27, 2007

Treasures from the Sea

Treasures from the Sea - 9" x 12"
Too many doctor appointments today and yesterday, so I wasn't able to paint. Instead, I'm posting one of my previously finished paintings.

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Thoughts of Home.

Winter Sunrise - 3.5" x 2.5"
I found a photo of a beautiful winter sunrise that I had taken from my bedroom window at home when I was about 15 years old. I did this one quickly and more loose than my norm.

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Work in Progress

Here's a photo of a sketch that I am working on today. It's my dog laying in the sun on the arm of the chair.

Background painted.

Chair arm and the dog's mask, eyes, nose and feet painted.

Almost finished, but it needs more color and detail.

Sunbathing Dog - 4.5" x 3.75"

Monday, January 22, 2007

First Small Format Painting.

Feet in the Sand - 3.5" x 2.5"
My first small format painting. It's ACEO (Art Cards, Editions and Originals) format. Transparent watercolor on Arches Cold Pressed Watercolor Paper, 140 lb.

Sunday, January 21, 2007


Welcome to my art blog. This will be a place where I can share my paintings and progress with my friends, family and others who are also interested in painting. Mostly, I will be doing small format art using watercolor paints.