Friday, September 21, 2012

Down by the Bay...

Sarasota Bay Front
Oil on Panel
9" x 12"

A couple weeks ago I had the pleasure of painting with a group of artists known as the "Light Chasers, Plein Air Painters of the Sun Coast." We met at the Bay Front in Sarasota and this was the result of my morning's endeavors...  
This afternoon I leave for Italy to paint in the Chianti Region and in Rome for a couple weeks! I promise to have lots of new work to show upon my return... Arrivederci tutti!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Peach and Two Apples

Peach and Two Apples
5"x7" oil on panel

Inspired by a painting posted last week on artist Julian Merrow-Smith's "Postcard From Provence" daily paintings website, , I recently set out a to create a similar still life.  Below is the result- still a far cry from the masterful ease with which he seems to lay down his colors, but, maybe after I've done over 1700 daily paintings like he has, maybe then I'll start to get the hang of it...