Friday, December 19, 2014

Off Shore

Off Shore 

When I set up larger works I will sometimes run thru possible compositions and color harmonies. This is one of those color test pieces that I ended up really enjoying how it held atmosphere with its slightly compressed value range and muted but fun color harmony. 

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Quote: "When you catch a glimpse of your potential , thats when passion is born." 
Zig Ziglar  

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Seasonal Smoke

Seasonal Smoke 12x12"
​This a favorite local farm house of mine that required major tree removal and cropping to come up with this simple, quiet composition. The color harmony on the other hand was provided by nature.

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Quote: "Look on the bright side" unknown

Tuesday, December 16, 2014


"Blue" 12x12"

Shapes and colors, I don't need much of an excuse to try find them. The harmony of this fun colored truck and those surrounding it called to me as soon as I saw it.

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Quote: "There is no Blue without Yellow and Orange." Vincent Van Gogh

Monday, December 15, 2014

Simple Snow

Simple Snow
​  A simple statement of shapes and colors was my goal in this piece. I find myself increasingly attracted to the simple, especially in poetry. This has lead me to a conclusion that the less words you say, the more potential power each word carries. Yes? 

Quote: Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch or genius - and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction. " E.F. Schumacher

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Shapes and Colors

Nanners and Clemmys 12x12"
​Shapes and colors, shapes and colors... Shapes and colors is all I was trying to keep in mind while painting this. Well that and don't eat the props.. Yet. 

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Quote: "Fruits ... like having their portrait painted. They seem to sit there and ask your forgiveness for fading. Their thought is given off with their perfumes. They come with all their scents, they speak of the fields they have left, the rain which has nourished them, the daybreaks they have seen." Paul Cezanne

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Someflower Sun Portrait

Someflower 8x8"
 If there was to be just one subject to paint for the rest of my days It would be the human form BUT if two were allowed the second would be sunflowers. Their colors, size and  varying posture would keep me busy and happy for a while.

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Quote" When I walk with you I feel as if i had a flower in my buttonhole" William Thackeray
Someflower detail

Monday, December 8, 2014


Nanners 12x12"
This painting of now ripe bananas is really a coming of age story. Five young, green on the edge bananas embark on a journey from the same grocery store.. Trouble ensues. 

Seriously though I've always found the way a banana turns color and changes every time you pass by them interesting. If you're lucky you can get some brown spots when you still have that beautiful "not ripe yet" green near the stem. An Analogous color harmony at its best. 

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