Friday, October 31, 2008

"A Fine Pear"

Another play on words. A little trickier to paint than I expected, but I liked the color combination.

Oil on masonite      8" x  8"
Framed     $375

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Tuesday, October 28, 2008

"Town Square, Oxford, MS"

A friend and I spent a week wandering around the town of Oxford, Mississippi home to the University of Mississippi and William Faulkner. While most of the scenes I painted were in oils, I decided to capture the town square in pastels. After many starts and stops, I finally finished the scene. One of the reasons that I wanted to remember the view was all the great restaurants that surround the square. We had some memorable suppers.

Pastel on pastel paper 23" x 31"
Framed   $2800

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Saturday, October 25, 2008

"Three of a Kind"

I love the variety of these three tomatoes. I'm going to miss their lush fresh taste as the end of the season approaches.

Oil on masonite    6" x 6"
Framed      SOLD

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Tuesday, October 21, 2008

"Tea and Biscotti"

My Russian great-grandmother used to drink tea out of a glass like this one and I like to eat biscotti with tea, so I thought that they would make a good combination. I tried to capture the varied textures of the velvet background, the shiny metal and glass and the flowers. The flowers were the hardest part due to the narrow range of color. There is a nice contrast between the impasto flowers and the smooth vase.

Oil on canvas    12" x  16"
Framed    SOLD

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Tuesday, October 14, 2008

"The End of the Line"

On a recent plein air paintout, I spotted this scene that was too good to pass up. Cabooses are practically a thing of the past. I stopped immediately to capture this remnant of times gone by. The sun was warm with a touch of fall in the air. I enjoy capturing scenes of common locales that people often take for granted.

Oil on canvas panel   8" x 10"
Framed   SOLD

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Saturday, October 11, 2008

"Henny & Penny"

I'm really facinated with birds of all kinds. I enjoy trying to sculpt the vast array of colors and textures - particularly in pastel. I love watching how they interact with other birds and display their individual personalities. I can watch them for hours. I used velour mat board for this painting. It gives an especially soft feel to the feathers.

Pastel on velour mat board  11" x 14"
Framed    SOLD

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Thursday, October 9, 2008

"Misty River"

This is a scene along the Flint River near home - early morning mist rising.

Pastel on pastel paper   6" x 6"
Framed     SOLD

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Monday, October 6, 2008

"Courtland Cotton Fields"

While much of north Alabama farmland is being transformed in to huge shopping  and entertainment centers, cotton, soybeans, peaches, etc. still can be found growing locally. Watching the fields turn white against the brightly colored patterns of fall color is a pleasing pastime.

Oil on panel   8" x 10"
Framed     SOLD

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Wednesday, October 1, 2008

"Inlet on Spring Creek"

This is another of the plein air paintings I did in Courtland, AL. Fall colors are just starting to show, though I think it is more due to the drought we've been experiencing rather than cool weather. Fish were jumping and insects buzzing. The weather was perfect.

Oil on canvas panel 9" x 12"
Framed       SOLD

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