Thursday, April 30, 2015

#38 - Tequila Rocks

6" x 6" Oil on canvas panel
A good friend of mine recently vacationed in Mexico and brought back some top shelf tequila. He's been generous sharing it with with me on a couple late nights when we both talked about our vacations in the sun. I painted this for him, sharing my tequila.

Monday, April 20, 2015

#37 - Looking East

8" x 10" Oil on canvas, Plein Air

A hazy spring morning in northern Illinois looking east. I went out into the country and found a spot where I could see some terrain shift in the distance.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

#36 - Seating for Two

6" x 6" Oil on canvas panel

Last painting from St. Croix, I promise. This was a scene so inviting I snapped a picture and couldn't wait to paint it. My wife and I sat on these two chairs for a little while, soaking up the sun, watching the surf and listening to the breeze in the palm tree above us.

Saturday, April 11, 2015

#35 - Want a Lime with That?

6" x 6" Oil on canvas panel

Is there anything better than a cold beer on the beach? A couple weeks ago we sat at a bar on a beach and I couldn't help but take a picture of my beer as it was set down by the bartender. I enjoyed that beer twice: drinking it on the beach and painting it on my easel.

Friday, April 10, 2015

#34 - Best Reading Room Ever!

6" x 6" Oil on canvas panel

Another picture from St. Croix that I took when we were down there recently. This is early morning (early for St. Croix...9am!) and this couple was enjoying the ocean breeze with their iPads and coffee.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

#33 - Spring Break!

6" x 6" Oil on canvas panel

My wife and I spent a wonderful week on St. Croix recently, and I took a picture from our cottage on Chenay Bay. What a spot! Normally I'd say I couldn't wait to get home to paint it, but this time I would have happily stayed a few more days.