Saturday, April 20, 2013


The lady that commissioned me to do the landscape painting, called me yesterday.  She wanted me to come and see the painting now that she has had it framed.

It always amazes me, the difference a frame can make.

She had a carpenter make the frame and he did a lovely job, in my opinion and hers.  The smile was a mile wide on her face as she was showing it to me and after I saw it my smile was the same size.

The finished painting.

Finished painting framed and hung.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Sunrise From the Patio

Well, here is the latest painting that I just finished.  It is a bit of a departure from my usual controlled style and is done partly with the palette knife, a first for me.

I also, for the first time, used wall paste compound to get a rougher textured area for the stucco house wall.

The painting is titled:  Sunrise From The Patio and is oil on MDF board, 12 x 16 inches or approx. 30 x 40 cm.

What do you think?

Wednesday, April 17, 2013


We are back from our short trip to Alamos, Sonora and I am back into the painting.

I finished this chalk pastel painting of my grandchildrens dog Dakota.  I am not happy with it at all.  I really seem to have problems with doing the very light coloured animals.  I think it is because I am too cautious with the darkness of the shadowing; but I am not sure.

Anyway it will be off to them shortly, I hope they will like it.