Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Colo Iowa Gas Station (acrylic 9x12) $150

Somehow I landed in Colo Iowa on Google Streetview way back. This old gas station caught my eye and looked pretty cool so I based this painting on it.

Monday, May 25, 2015

Matisse Brand Acrylics run

I am test driving these Matisse Brand Acrylic paints for Jerry's Artarama. Jerry's gave me the Primary Color Set (Ultramarine, Thalo Blue, Light Red, Alizarin Crimson, Yellow Deep, Light Hansa Yellow, Mars Black and Titanium White plus a Gel Medium and an Impasto Medium. I am mainly a Golden user but I really like these Matisse acrylics a lot.
  I kept my palette pretty dense and saturated and they handle well. I am scheduled to give an acrylic demo at Jerry's Artarama in Nashville TN on Saturday June 20. Brush and palette knife. Trying out these DaVinci Pro Panels also. Drop by and say hello, heckle or throw peanuts at me.
North Florida Pasture Land and Red Poppy Flowers in Tennessee.

Friday, May 22, 2015

May Showers (acrylic 8x10) $125

Showers moving in while I was walking my dog Lucky Marie. I remembered as much as I could and went up stairs to paint it. This is the hill behind my house.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Summer Shade (acrylic 8x10) $100

White fence in shadow at Carnton Plantation on a hot summer day. Flowering Crepe Myrtles really soaking up the sun. Carnton Mansion columns peeking through the leaves.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Smyrna Meadow (acrylic 8x10) $125

This Smyrna meadow is near the Sam Davis home in Smyrna Tennessee. I passed by it Friday, did a pencil sketch of the scene and painted this acrylic from it. I remember the rolling clouds and band of light slicing through just right.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Just Before Dark (Dusk Painting) acrylic 5x7 $50

Just before dark in May along the roadside. Dusk painting. Orange sun light just illuminating the clouds as it sets. Palette knife work mostly.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

May Clouds (acrylic 8x10) $100

Some Mother's Day clouds over some Rutherford County pasture land. I saw these today and made a sketch, then painted it when I got home. A mix of thick palette knife and brush work.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Barn Door (watercolor and gouache 12x9) $150

This is the side of an Amish Barn in Upstate NY.  Near St Johnsville,  Canajoharie and Stone Arabia NY.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

April Winds (acrylic 5x7) $50

A windy and blustery day in this Williamson county meadow. Daffodils still peppered this field on an April day.

Monday, May 4, 2015

Ready To Plant (acrylic 5x7) $50

A field ready to plant this season's crop right here in the La Vergne and Smyrna Tennessee area. Corn? Soybeans? As always, I like the late afternoon light slashing through the shadow area. Mostly palette knife work on this acrylic.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Little White Flowers (acrylic and gouache on masonite) $75

These little flowers (Star of Bethlehem) were in a neighbor's front yard. I snagged a few while walking the pup, put them in a perfume bottle and painted them when I got home. (gouache and acrylic on masonite panel 5x7