Monday, June 13, 2022

Growing Shadows

 9" x 12" Oil on panel

The sun is setting to my left and the shadows are making their way across the field. I love that time of day and the long shadows you can almost watch the move.

Friday, June 10, 2022

If God Invented Shadows...

 12" x 12" oil on panel was to better emphasize the light. -Pope John XXIII

Always a good reminder when life serves up more shadows than light. 

Sunday, April 24, 2022

State & Lake

 20" x 16" on Stretched Canvas

My wife sent me this photo and I was drawn to paint it because of the coolness in the sky and buildings compared to the warmth of the various lights on the street. Then, there's always those awesome reflections that I made myself wait to paint last!

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Take a Left at the Pole


8" x 10" Oil on canvas panel

This little vignette contains everything I look for in a good potential painting: 1) Strong focal point (the dirt road). 2) High contrast, 3) Significant depth,  4) Little to no reliance on fussy detail. 

Take Me Home


Take Me Home
9" x 12" Oil

My wife took this picture on a drive through the country. I loved the bright little white cottage among the dark trees. I also liked the shadows on the road.

Wednesday, April 6, 2022

Full Stop

 14" x 11" Oil on panel

We encountered this scene on a very cold, clear day in January. I liked all the variations of white of the snow and the farm buildings in relation to the vibrant blue sky. My favorite part, of course, is the little pop of the red stop sign! 

Tuesday, April 5, 2022

White Shed

 14" x 11" Oil on panel

Loved the backlit clouds with the backlit white barn. Also liked the monochrome buildings behind the lush field in front.