Posts Tagged ‘red’

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Flowers from Crimson

May 24, 2018

Flowers from Crimson – Oil on Canvas -8″ x 10″

We were having a few friends over for dinner. Shopping for all necessaries the night before, (food, wine, etc.,) the last stop was at a florist for a centerpiece. Interesting stop. It was a slow night and the florist was very informative and accommodating. Arrived home and my wife assembled the florist finds into an enjoyable spray. Dinner the following evening was very enjoyable.

The morning after our dinner party, while my wife was away, I took the flowers into the studio and started this painting. When my wife returned later that morning, I heard the ominous inquisition, “Thomas”. Not sure what trouble I may have caused, I was relieved to hear that Helen was only confirming that I had the flowers and was up to something. Happy to report that she was, and is pleased with the results. I nice remembrance of a successful experiment in flower arrangement.

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Petals on a Pedestal

May 10, 2018

Petals on a Pedestal – Oil on Canvas Panel – 8″ x 6″

Only had the morning to work. A larger painting was in process, but I decided not to tag at that one. Optioned to create a fresh painting on a small panel. I figured that I could use the small painting for gallery stock.

Shuffled through my photos and came across a fun subject. A poor photo taken as we were on a brisk walk. Liked the subject and the hint of the light. Very happy with the results. I decided not to send this to galleries at this time. I feel a larger interpretation in the works.

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Chianti and Cronies

April 25, 2018

Chianti and Cronies – Oil on Canvas – 24″ x 18″

I started with the idea of putting the Chianti bottle, glass of wine (or, in this case, Cranberry juice) and grapes together for a still life. It needed something more. A stronger vertical could be had with a candle. I had to dig through a few boxes of props to find this candlestick holder. It needed more. I played with the tablecloth to get this play of folds. I liked it and was ready to start when my wife intervened. Helen felt that the set up needed something on the left side. In came the small blue vase and flowers. Challenge after challenge to complete this work in time to deliver to a gallery for the start of their season.

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Boone Barns

March 26, 2018

Boone Barns – Oil on Canvas – 16″ x 20″

Flipping through a stack of old watercolor paintings, I came across a farm scene. I decided to utilize the original design and do some cropping to generate this design. Once sketched onto the canvas, I set out to paint the scene quickly. Basically had this done in less than a day (which is fast for me).

Over the next couple days, I decided to make a major change before calling it complete. Initially created as white barns, I decided to alter the design to amend the work to aged, red buildings. For such a stark bare scene, I think it works better.

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Apples and Marble Jar / Boone Outbuilding

March 16, 2018

Apples and Marble Jar – Oil on Canvas Panel – 8″ x 6″

Rebuilding inventory of these small paintings. The galleries do well with these as point-of-purchase displays. Both of these were started as demonstrations for my Oil painting students. The barns were gleaned from a watercolor painting created a few years ago. The jar with the marbles was a fun find when I was at an antique mall looking for something else.

Now, to finish a few more of these before I make a delivery in a couple weeks to a gallery preparing for the summer season.

Boone Outbuilding – Oil on Canvas Panel – 6″ x 8″

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Henhouse

January 6, 2018

Henhouse – Watercolor on Arches 140# CP – 12″ x 16″

Preparing ideas for an upcoming workshop on watercolors, I utilized a plein air painting from Cedarburg Wisconsin as a basis for this watercolor. Having already worked out the challenges of this design in the oil painting, this watercolor moved effortlessly. Very happy with the brightness of the light off the front of this structure.

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Candy Canes and Christmas Package

December 24, 2017

Candy Cans and Ornaments – Oil on Canvas Panel – 10″ x 8″

Christmas greetings from my studio to you.

Christmas Package and Ornaments – Oil on Canvas Panel – 6″ x 8″