Monday, October 26, 2009

Pastel Landscape

Another palette knife painting.

"Pastel Fields" - 6x8 Oil on Canvas Panel

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Stretched Thin...

Last couple of weeks have been really crazy...I think I have way to many commitments on my plate and don't have the time to even think about starting a painting... Last week I spent about 12+ hours in the car either transporting rescued cats or going to care for the cats...I am stretched so thin that I my body is starting to tell me to back off - Today, I am planning to take it easy and take care of my self.. Time to make some tea!!!

"Wind Turbine" - 6x6 Oil on Masonite (Knife)

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Black Eyed-Susan #3

I was not happy with the original background and decided to brighten it up a bit - Here is the new version.
"Reaching" - 16 x 20 x 1.5 Oil on Canvas

WOW - I can't believe it...Thank You...

My painting of my Nacho boy took 1st place in the September's "Cats up" challenge on the Windows to the Words Blog. Nacho will be proud and I am sure will help me spend the $25 Gift Certificate at Walmart!!!

Congratulations go out to Elizabeth Pearson and Gwen Bell for their 2nd and 3rd placings - Their work is amazing....

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Black-Eyed Susan #2

Here is another black eyed susan done on a gallery style canvas.
"Movement" - 12 x 16 x1.5 Oil on Canvas

Friday, October 9, 2009

Mountain Landscape - Knife

I needed to loosen in in between couple of the commissions that I have been working on. Here is a little landscape done 100% with a palette knife.

"Mountain Landscape" - 6x6 Oil on Masonite

Thursday, October 8, 2009

12x12 Floral

I worked on this one last night (after finishing the leaf painting)...I find painting relaxes and soothes my mind and helps with a good night sleep. Hopefully it will help with my blood pressure too... Here we have a black-eyed suzan...One in a series that I am working on.

"Alive" - 12 x 12 x 1.5 Oil on Canvas

Fall leaf #2

Fall Leaf #2 - This time I started and finished the painting with a palette knife...Felt good...
"Color of Fall #2" -6x6 oil on masonite

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

It's fall

In a last few days, I collected a few uniquely colored leaves - here is one of the red ones I picked up in a parking lot at work. Originally I started this painting with brushes, but sometime midstream, I switched to the palette knife.

"Color of Fall" - 6x6 oil on masonite