Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Lemons and the Red Teapot

When I lived in a southern clime, I had citrus trees in my garden. 
This memory was the inspiration for this painting for DPW the citrus challenge. 

8" x 6" oil on canvas

for sale on DPW auction

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Pittock Mansion

Today, the Pittock Mansion is a museum and tourist attraction in Portland. 
It was once the home of a founding citizen who made his fortune in lumber. 
I made a few minor changes to simplify the structure, which is quite extravagant. 

6" x 8" oi on canvas panel

for sale on DPW  auction

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Cherry Tree

Cherry trees in bloom are a Washington DC iconic sight. 
This tree was painted for the DPW challenge
and for Bil Guffy's Virtual Paintout challenge.,
from the trees in bloom along Ohio Blvd. in DC. 
I tried to use Carol Marines directive of 'one stroke' at a time 
and load with a new shade/tone between each, using a #6 bright.
 Didn't quite make the single stroke per load, 
but came close and will continue to work on 
simplifying with this technique.

6" x 8" oil on canvas panel

for sale on DPW auction