Saturday, January 22, 2011


Playing around with shapes and color.

Oil 6 x 8 inches.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

"Green House"

I'm not very good at painting buildings or architecture.  The only way to get better is to practice.  I used a reference from my favorite artist to paint this today.

Oil, 5.5 x 12 inches.

Monday, January 10, 2011


Flowers are a fun way to practice color, edges, values, and drawing.

Oil, 10 x 8 inches.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

"Fallen Pine"

I did this as a copy from one of Richard Schmid's paintings. I've always read and heard that copying from well known artists is a great way to help learn their methods and processes.  I had a lot of fun with this painting and definitely learned some things.  I plan on doing more such studies.

Oil, 8 x 10 inches.