Friday, February 24, 2017

Roses Galore

I thoroughly enjoyed painting this painting.  Used a limited palette of Titanium white, Naples Yellow, Cad Yellow Medium, Ultramarine Blue, Thalo Blue Green, Alizarin Crimson, Vermilion.  I laid out a painting in a similar way that Dennis Parrin does and it worked beautifully.  One thing that I found very helpful was to just let the paint glide onto the canvas very gently not feeling or touching the canvas.  An incredibly gentle touch was what was needed.

Sunday, February 19, 2017


I like this now...finished it was it tough.....a limited palette.   Titanium white, Naples Yellow, Thalo green blue, Ultramarine Blue, Cad Yellow Med, Hansa Yellow, Quinacrione Magenta.....sometimes you just have to follow your bliss.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Friday, February 10, 2017


Not too pleased with this painting which was a total wipe-out and may be again.....

Sunday, February 5, 2017


It takes almost as much time to set up a still life as it does to paint has to speak to me to be right.  I had a lot of fun with this painting.  My objective was to work with intense color...The vase contains vinegar water so you can imagine that my studio smells like a salad.....In this painting I used a palette of Cobalt Blue, Ultramarine Blue, Thalo Blue, Quinacradone Magenta, Titanium White, Cad Red Light, Coral, Sap Green, Naples Yellow, Yellow Ochre....wellllll I just wanted a rich full palette....

Thursday, February 2, 2017


Loved painting this painting.....palette.....Cad Yellow Lt & Med & Deep.....Quinacridone Magenta, Alizarin Crimson, Ultramarine Blue, Turquoise Blue. Sap Green, Ivory Black, and Titanium White.  It was a big palette...but I needed it because I couldn't quite get the tints or shades that I was after.  This was the beginning of a turn toward larger paintings.

Monday, January 30, 2017

Re-worked painting s

When things just don't work I need to go back in with what I have learned and rework them....these are my latest.....

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

When Nature Invites

This oil painting is 10"x 20" on a stretched canvas that is 1 1/2 " thick.  I learned a great deal from this painting and I hope to incorporate those learnings in the new paintings that I have planned.  My palette was a bit larger than I have used recently.  It consisted of Vermilion, Alizarin Crimson, Ultramarine Blue, Phalo Blue, Permanent Green, Cadmium Orange, Cad Yellow Medium, Dioxazine Purple, Titanium White, Black, and Magenta.  I just decided that I needed the purest color I could get and so I incorporated more paints.  I like the results in this painting.  The format of the painting was new to me being a long rectangle....I enjoyed it.....but composition planning is of the utmost importance.
Do you have a title suggestion?  Thank Maritnealison......

Friday, January 20, 2017

Fresh Start

This was a dream to paint...I used a palette of cad yellow med, vermilion red, turquoise blue, sap green, and alizarin crimson, titanium white with naples yellow added.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017