Saturday, May 16, 2015

The Year Away and a Cooper's Hawk

It has been over a year since my last post. In that time we have moved from Long Island to Pennsylvania and suffered some serious health issues. I have also gotten away from Art. I've missed not doing my doings and have just recently started a small water color. I hope to have it done by the beginning of next week.

At our new home a Cooper's hawk enjoyed a Mourning Dove on our front lawn. He ate some of it and took off with the rest. I assume there were some chicks looking for dinner....

Cooper's Hawk with kill

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Elan Valley, Wales, Painting

View of Elan Valley, Wales


This is a 9 x 12 inch oil painting of a view along the river in the Elan Valley, Wales. I used a pallet knife on canvas. The subject was painted from a photograph I took while visiting the area.

Friday, January 31, 2014

#30 in the 30 Paintings in 30 Days


The Bookcase

This 4 by 8 inch (10.2 x 20.3 cm) original watercolor is painted on archival 140 lb. cold pressed watercolor paper. The subject of the painting is based on one of my own bookcases.


The end has come to the challenge. I did it, which was very satisfying. Having said that, I have to admit that it put a lot of pressure on me. It wasn't the painting - it was trying to decide what to paint and if the subject was too involved to paint within a couple of hours.

I'd do it again, but not for a while.

"The Bookcase" - $30.00.    Click here to Purchase.




Thursday, January 30, 2014

#29 in the 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge


Scruffy


This miniature painting of Scruffy the Cat is 4 by 6 inches (10.2 x 15.2 cm). It is painted on archival 140 lb. cold pressed watercolor paper.

"Scruffy" - $20.00.   Click here to purchase.




#28 in the 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge

La Baraka

This miniature watercolor painting is 5 3/4 by 5 3/4 inches (14.6 x 14.6 cm). La Baraka is great little French restaurant in Queens, NY. I did the drawing there this afternoon and put in the color when I got back to the studio. The picture was done on archival 140 lb. watercolor paper.

"La Baraka" - 30.00.  Click here to purchase.


#27 in the 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge


Plichta Pigs in Clover


This miniature painting of three Plichta china pigs is 4 by 8 inches (10.2 x 20.3 cm). It is painted on archival 140 lb. cold pressed watercolor paper. 


"Plichta Pigs in Clover" - $30.00.  To purchase, click here.


It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see.
Henry Davis Thoreau