Monday, November 29, 2010

Red Hibiscus

Another small one, 6" x 6". This along with Laguna View, were juried into the Randy Higbee Gallery 6" Squared show in Costa Mesa, CA. They are doing a cool thing using traditional plein air frames, but "floating" the art in the opening. Carol Marine, who is also in the show, has some samples posted on her blog.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Small works

While working on a large commission, I'm taking breaks to do a few small pieces for an upcoming small works show I'm entering.
This one was done in reverse of the usual plein air to studio progression of small location work to larger studio painting. A few years ago I did a 12" x 16" plein air painting of this scene in Laguna Beach. I was never quite happy with it, so here is a cropped-in, smaller version I just finished. Maybe I'll get to a big version someday too.
Laguna view, oil, 6" x 6"

Friday, November 12, 2010

The season has changed

Our leaves have almost all fallen now here is Illinois. And our reprieve from cold is about over. More studio painting now. I started this one after returning from my trip to Michigan last month.
Autumn Birch, oil, 20" x 30"