Monday, December 21, 2009

Mele Kalikimaka

We're in Florida for Christmas, but I chose this little Hawaiian church for my Christmas card subject this year. Finished a few weeks ago, I painted it with reference from my trip to Kauai last February. It's also in an advent art show right now.
The Waioli Huiia Church, Hanalei, Kauai, oil on canvas, 20" x 20"

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Sailing the Manitou Passage

Another studio painting, I'm missing those summer plein air days. This is from atop Sleeping Bear dune looking Northwest toward South Maintou island. I did several paintings when I was there and took lots of reference photos. I'd like to try painting there in the winter. Not sure how open the roads are though, or how long I'd last in the cold. I guess I'm really a fair-weather fan of the landscape. Oil, 10" x 20"

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

For the season

I painted this a few weeks ago for the December cover of The Covenant Companion magazine.

The road to Bethlehem, oil, 14" x 11"