Sunday, May 18, 2014

Morning Glory

This is a "story" painting that tells a tale.
 They often take days to paint, and the scene often evolves creatively.
In this "story" work
In this 'story' work, the ​morning breaks in a golden orange glow 
behind the mountains which frame the valley and river 
where an old red mill stands. 
It's wheel turning slowly in the flow of a peaceful stream as it runs by. 
The miller has a fire burning against the early chill, 
as an eagle soars overhead looking for its own breakfast. 

8" x 10" oil on canvas panel

available on DPW auction

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Bees and Blooms

This is an oil over acrylic painting of a corner in a flower garden.  
I like the formal white post on which grow the blue/purple wisteria. 
The red roses offer a splash of contrast. 
As I was working on this painting, I noticed a hum and looked 
and saw several bees moving about from flower to flower. 
Originally I did not add them, but I was never happy with this painting 
until in reworking the picture I added the bees. 
Now it feels right.

10" x 8" oil on canvas board

available on DPW auction