Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Oklahoma City Rowers

This small (4X4) oil is painted from one of the photos I took while on the launch the other day. I will probably enter it in the Paseo small works show in January. I have also been working on some fun Christmas paintings in acrylic that I plan to give as gifts. Hope everyone has a Happy Thanksgiving!

Bonaire beach

I am going to post a couple today. The first is loosely based on the beaches in Bonaire. I was cleaning up and saving some of my photos and maybe spent a little too long looking at the photos from Bonaire. I think I have a bad case of dive withdrawals. The only antidote is very expensive at the moment, plane tickets to the island!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Afternoon Crew

I was able to go on the launch to take photos yesterday. I managed some nice shots, although I started to lose light on the rowers too soon. The light was stunning. Almost makes me want to start rowing.

Monday, November 17, 2008

A Quad

I have been working on my large regatta painting today and did this quick 8X10 this afternoon. It is amazing how much more complicated it becomes when you add more rowers. They are still fun to do and I still have a lot to learn.

Friday, November 14, 2008

The Pull

This is the largest of my regatta series so far. It is 18X24. I decided to focus on the location of most of the action. I am still working on the painting. There are still a few things to fix, but I don't want to overwork it. It is amazing how taking a photo of the painting allows you to see the flaws.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Walking in Sunshine

I got right to work on the weekly challenge this week. I wanted to start on another regatta painting and I thought this would be a good way to warm up. I like starting a painting upside down. I forget about that sometimes. It is especially useful when the painting is very linear, like this one. I also used the technique for my regatta painting. Can't wait to finish it, I hope to show it to my critique group soon. I am really enjoying this series.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008


This is the second painting of the new regatta series. Both of these paintings are 8X10 and are oil paintings. I showed this painting to the coaches and they both noticed the technique problem caught in the painting. Maybe I should check my subjects for technique problems before I immortalize them in oil!

To the Line

I have been working on a series of regatta paintings over the past few days. I hope to complete 10-15 paintings on this subject. Today I will post the first two that are almost finished. They are in the "sitting on a shelf to decide what they need" stage. I did take a break to work on the weekly challenge, but I am going to start a new regatta painting later today. I love the reflections in these photos, not to mention the complementary colors from the water and orange boats.

Thursday, November 6, 2008


Another of the paintings that was returned from the Town and Country Show. This is an oil painting of a scene less than a mile from my house. I do a lot of driving around looking for photo ops, especially in the morning when the light is soft and luminous. I think it is easier for me to appreciate the landscape since I am new to the area. Of course, I also feel that I can appreciate, really see things better, now that I am painting again no matter where I am.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Fall Creek

This is taken from a creek near my house. I recently had this painting return from a show in downtown Oklahoma City and I will be featuring the others in my blog the next few days. They are all done from Oklahoma landscapes, usually found within a few miles from my house. They are larger oils; this one being 11X14.