Monday, December 31, 2007

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Dulin's Barn (oil on canvas) 2007

(Private Collection)
This is a view from a big field where I spent a lot of time drawing and painting this past September and October, until hunting season started and it was no longer safe to be out there.

Winter Trees (oil on canvas) 2007

This is another painting from early 2006 that I wasn't happy with and painted over (see note below). I am much happier with it now, especially the trees.

Fresh Snow Cover (oil on canvas) 2007

This was originally a painting that I did in early 2006, immediately after moving to Maine. At the time, it was the best I could do, but I was never really happy with it, so I recently painted over the entire thing, keeping the subject and composition the same. If you scroll down to the early work, you can see the older version.

Field behind Rebecca's House (oil on canvas) 2007

McGuire's House (underpainting) 2007

People often ask about my process. My paintings always begin as very loose monochromatic underpaintings where I work out the composition, large masses and value structure. In this case, I used Burnt Sienna oil paint thinned with mineral spirits in conjunction with an oil stick. When this dries, the color is laid on top of it (see finished painting below). It is not uncommon fr the underpainting to show through in some places.

McGuire's House (oil on canvas) 2007

(Private Collection)
Large painting (48" x 24") of the view on the north side of my studio in early October.

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Dulin's Barn (pastel) 2007

(Private Collection)
A small pastel study (about 6" x 20") of the barn behind Elizabeth Dulin's house, viewed across a field at midday in September.