Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Afternoon Nap

Afternoon Nap, 12x12" oil on wood panel
Looking back over some sketches I thought this would be fun to paint.  I wasn't anticipating the rug and all it's details, but ended up really enjoying and learning from this one.  The perspective is skewed and somewhat harsh about the angles which I think adds to the dreamy impression.  Plus I got to concentrate on two of my favorite subjects.

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Morning with Magnolia

Morning Magnolia, 7x8" oil on panel

Inspiration for morning sketching is made easy with bright colors.  The deep brown of coffee encircled by turquoise glaze of the cup, complemented by the bright fuschia texture of a Big Leaf Magnolia seed pod.  It's like a sugar feast for the eyes.

Monday, August 01, 2011

Turquoise Tea Cup with Cotton Boll

Turquoise Tea Cup with Cotton Boll - 7x7" oil on wood panel
While out browsing a local thrift store, 3 fiestaware tea cups caught my eye.  I was drawn like a moth to a flame by the gorgeous turquoise color.  I have current fascination with turquoise and bright white color combination.  Maybe it's the heat. 

Sunset OBX - Firepower

Sunset OBX - 5 x 5",  oil on board On what is essentially a thin ribbon of sand, stands a thread of high-wire communication lines...