Early Spring

I finally painted an early spring inspired work. I made this with one of my favorite methods of painting-Palette Knife! I would say 95% of this painting is done with a knife. In order to achieve the inlay effect with the lines, I work the smaller areas first. Working with the knife insures a very impasto look. The technique, in my opinion, is a fantastic way to make colors glow and the added surface texture is icing on the cake…or canvas. 🙂

“Early Spring” oil on panel, 20″ x 31″ (approx.)

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Pumpkin and Candles

Pumpkin and Candles, 10″ x 8″, oil pastel on paper

On my wife’s suggestion, I decided I needed to paint a pumpkin!

I purchased some professional grade oil pastels at the store yesterday, and I thought I would give them a go today.Wow! I am in love. The creamy consistency and rich color are fantastic. I could add plenty of layers before creating mud or bloom. I think I might do a few more of these.

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This is painting 5 of 90 paintings in 90 days. (purchase info here)

Oregon Coast Study

Oregon Coast Study, 20″ x 16″, oil on canvas.

Another palette knife painting.

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The Oregon coast is one of this countries greatest treasures. Unspoiled by overdevelopment, this beach is a beautiful park where miles and miles of vistas await. This is one of my favorite vacation spots with my family. There are plenty of camping and lodging facilities to make it a comfortable visit for all ages.