Posts Tagged ‘blue’

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Klenke’s Planter and Basket of Blossoms

January 31, 2018

Basket of Blssoms – Watercolor on Arches 140# CP – 11″ x 9″

Working on watercolors as ideas for a workshop this summer. The workshop is offered at the Peninsula School of Art in Door County Wisconsin. The pick up truck is one of the iconic scenes located at Klenke’s in Door County. The bicycle is from a sketch I made during the Cedarburg Plein Air competition. These worked out to be better than I expected. I may have to consider submissions to a couple watercolor competitions.

Klenke’s Planter – Watercolor on Arches 140# CP – 12″ x 16″

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Idle Time

February 29, 2016
Idle Time 2; Oil on Canvas 24" x 36"

Idle Time 2; Oil on Canvas 24″ x 36″

Had permission to paint at an old farm house. Wondering around the property, I spied a shed. As I moved around the shed, I saw these old, dusty vehicles. The sun was just illuminating the front grills. Knew that this would work. Took some photos and made a few sketches. I  was preparing to paint this scene when I was informed that I was trespassing on the neighbors property. Oops!. Not a major issue, but I did have to tear down my set up and find another subject for painting.

Had to rely on my photos and sketches to create these paintings in my studio. Before I was even finished with the 12″ x 16″ version, I knew I was taking this design larger.

Idle Time 1; Oil on Canvas 12" x 16"

Idle Time 1; Oil on Canvas 12″ x 16″

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Marigolds in Blue Pot

February 2, 2016
Marigolds in Blue Pot; Oil on Canvas Panel 12" x 9"

Marigolds in Blue Pot; Oil on Canvas Panel 12″ x 9″

Shopping for annual flowers to place in the garden, we came across some interesting marigolds. I purchased them specifically to decorate a blue ceramic planter.

A beautiful, sunny summer morning was calling for me to paint en plein air. Saw this planter and decided to paint the display. Timed my work well. As I was nearing completion, the sun shown nicely across the marigolds and blue pot. Love the contrast of the deep blue of the pot with the yellow-gold and orange of the marigolds.

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Franklin Flow

July 1, 2011

Franklin Flow, Oil on Canvas 24" x 30"

I used drawings and two studies to play with this design. Even though I had already created this design a couple times, transferring to a larger canvas was still a bit of a challenge.