Category Archives: Oil Painting

A Little Rough

Those of you who have become Facebook friends already know my exciting news. I’m going to be joining an art club. It’s a county-wide fine arts association which holds two art shows each year. I’m thrilled at the prospect of

A Little Rough

Those of you who have become Facebook friends already know my exciting news. I’m going to be joining an art club. It’s a county-wide fine arts association which holds two art shows each year. I’m thrilled at the prospect of

Re-do: Step 3

I hate it. That’s all I can say about how this painting turned out the second time around. Although I do like the skies, there’s nothing else about it that I’m pleased with. For some reason, I have problems with

Re-do: Step 3

I hate it. That’s all I can say about how this painting turned out the second time around. Although I do like the skies, there’s nothing else about it that I’m pleased with. For some reason, I have problems with

Re-do: Step 2

I’m still not getting a good photo of this painting, but I’m making a little progress on it. I’ve completed the tree line — for now, at least — and I am pleased with how it looks.   I’m still

Re-do: Step 2

I’m still not getting a good photo of this painting, but I’m making a little progress on it. I’ve completed the tree line — for now, at least — and I am pleased with how it looks.   I’m still

Re-do: Step 1

I’ve been working on my ruined canvas. I’m taking it very slowly, and thinking things through as I decide what scene I want to create. I knew, of course, I wanted interesting, colorful skies, so that’s where I began. When

Re-do: Step 1

I’ve been working on my ruined canvas. I’m taking it very slowly, and thinking things through as I decide what scene I want to create. I knew, of course, I wanted interesting, colorful skies, so that’s where I began. When

How to Ruin a Painting in One Easy Step

Getting back to painting has proved far more difficult than I’d expected. It’s nerve-wracking, although I can’t say exactly why. Last week I set about doing another landscape, and all things considered, I actually did a fairly good job. I

How to Ruin a Painting in One Easy Step

Getting back to painting has proved far more difficult than I’d expected. It’s nerve-wracking, although I can’t say exactly why. Last week I set about doing another landscape, and all things considered, I actually did a fairly good job. I

When Colors Go Wrong

Although I made a lot of my usual mistakes in this painting, overall I think I’m fairly pleased with it — except for the color choices.

When Colors Go Wrong

Although I made a lot of my usual mistakes in this painting, overall I think I’m fairly pleased with it — except for the color choices.

A Scene from Childhood

I’m finding that I have an “old-fashioned” spirit when it comes to painting, and that’s how this painting feels to me.

A Scene from Childhood

I’m finding that I have an “old-fashioned” spirit when it comes to painting, and that’s how this painting feels to me.