Tuesday, January 26, 2010

A Bouquet

A new small painting. I'm usually not one for soft edges and soft details, but this was a nice change of pace.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

A Twist

Another small piece of a very simple subject matter. These are fun to do and not very time consuming. It makes for a nice change of pace from trompe l'oiel. More small painting to come as I finish them. I would like to finish them all up its time to start some major paintings. Currency will probably be the subject matter.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

A Change Of Pace

I dont do a lot of these small studies, but every now and then I do a series of them to take a break from trompe l'oiel. This peice is only 6x6. Its a old fruit press I bought thinking one day I would do a major painting of it. I like to do these when I feel my battery needs recharging. Trompe l'oiel can take so long and with these the results are so much more immediate, and sometimes an artist needs that. I guess this is my version of a daily painting. I'm in the process of doing more of these and I will be posting them soon, I hope people will find them of some interest.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

A Fool And His Money

This is one of only a few  paintings I've done on canvas. It is mounted on board. I just never really got a feel for canvas, even with this painting I gesso the canvas many times to take some of the tooth out of the canvas. I viewed painting  money on canvas as a real challenge and should be attempted, after all John Haberle did his trompe l'oiel painting of money on canvas. It didnt seem to effect his work much!
I just dont see the advantage of canvas over board. I'd really like to get some comments about the advantages of canvas. Perhaps I can be persuaded to try it again. After all art is a journey and maybe canvas should be apart of it.