Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Lady In Red (Waterlily)

"Lady In Red"
4" x 6" Oil on canvas on panel

   I used my artistic license with the intense red of the waterlily.    This is a study for a future larger painting.  

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Lily And Striped Egg Cup Still Life

"Lily And Striped Egg Cup"
6" x 4"

This lily was from a bouquet my son sent me when he was in Afghanistan.  I intend to do more new works from my reference photos of those lilies and blue delphiniums.  I have several more egg cups so watch for them as subject matter as well.    
Thank you for visiting today.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

The Carnival Glass Egg Cup

"The Carnival Glass Egg Cup"
8" x 8" oil on canvas

I found this carnival glass egg cup on Ebay about 3 years ago and this is my first attempt to paint it.  The copper kettle just seemed to fit and of course I felt the eggs needed to be there as well.   The flowers in the vase in the reference photo I took were gerbera daisies but these peonies worked better for the completed painting.
Word of advice to artists :   Don't let your furry pet position itself between the fan and you and the easel !
;-)    My mostly white calico cat did just that without my realizing it while I was painting and "here a hair, there a hair"  (fur, I mean) appeared on my painting at random times.   Lesson learned.   Oh, I did remove the fur from the painting    Did I dare move the cat.....of course not!  The fan went off instead.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Work In Progress (Still Life ) And A Great Blog

Work In Progress- Egg Cup And Copper Kettle
8" x 8" oil on canvas

This is a beautiful carnival glass egg cup that has a rainbow of colors reflecting on it.  It will be a challenge to depict it accurately.  It has been in my possession for about 3 years and this is my first time to paint it and I look forward to completing this painting.   

A great blog I follow by Matthew D. Innis talks about representational art and is wonderful for the experienced artist as well as the very beginner.  A recent post has a demonstration about how Rembrandt might have painted in stages,  and another excellent post is about Daniel Greene's palette and how he pre-mixes value strings before he begins his paintings.  Check it out; interesting material.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Pink Gerbera And Antique Egg Cup

"Pink Gerbera And Antique Egg Cup"
7" x 5" oil on canvas on panel 

I have meant to paint this antique egg cup for quite some time and gerbera daisies are such a joy that this painting was a lot of fun.

Carol Reynolds website

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Shady Spot (Seascape)

"Shady Spot"
12" x 16" oil 

This is based on a scene on the North Shore of Oahu, where the lady is taking advantage of the shade by the lifeguard station while reading her book.   

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Mount Waialeale, Kauai - My Photography Blog

Mount Waialeale on the island of Kauai is called the wettest spot on earth, but in truth there are a couple of peaks in India that rival for that title.   Those two posts on either side of the trail are where a gate was in a scene of the movie "Jurassic Park".   I intend to paint this area from my reference photos one of these days.   To see more photos and a video of this beautiful mountain (complete with waterfalls)  check out my photography blog 
Also, for those of you who would like to view my work in a gallery type site, please visit my main website.

I am currently working on a seascape and I hope to finish it in the next day or so, so please visit again soon!

Saturday, July 14, 2012

The Red Barn

"The Red Barn"
6" x 8" oil on canvas on panel

A small landscape study with more yellow wildflowers.   I believe I will paint a still life soon, but first I need to work on some seascapes.  Once I sit in front of the easel, inspiration comes and I paint with passion what my mind conceives.   (And what my reference photos dictate)     :-)

Friday, July 13, 2012

Spring Pasture

"Spring Pasture"
6" x 8" oil on canvas on panel

This landscape was inspired by a reference photograph of mine taken in Texas when I lived in that state a few years ago.   The yellow wildflowers were in bloom and I think they add a nice touch to the scene.   

I completed this painting with my new studio assistant looking on with interest.   I think she will make a great studio cat !  Meet Lika everyone.   

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Beautiful Baby Makapu'u Beach

"Beautiful Baby Makapu'u Beach"
6" x 8" oil on canvas

I have painted this area once before in watercolors from a slightly different angle/spot.   I have several reference photos of there and intend to paint this beach again in the future.   There is a pier between the two white buildings in the far background.

Baby Makapu'u Beach is located on the windward or eastern shores of Oahu, Hawaii, near Sea Life Park .
It is usually not very crowded, and locals fish out by the rocks near this spot.  It is a great place for children and for tide pooling.