Thursday, January 22, 2015

Last Flame

8" x 10"- oil on panel

In the late fall some plants seem to hang on to their foliage as if their very survival depended on it. This study was based on a fleeting memory I have of a walk through a field during this time, and one stubborn tree that refused to let go of the last of it's flaming red and orange leaves. I admired it's tenacity.

Monday, January 19, 2015

An Eerie Glow

(6" x 6") - oil on panel

I set out to find a simple yet interesting object to start out on a daily painting adventure and after rummaging around in the 3-D lab at the college where I teach, I found this little object staring at me... so I decided he was as good a subject as any.