Thursday, February 21, 2013

Creek Bed, Late Afternoon, oil on canvas panel

Another look at the creek bed. This one is a little later in the day and the light is more colorful than the one before. It also is from a slightly different angle.

Again here I was focused on the trees and their branches. I wanted to show the jumble of branches across the scene. They are amazing to see and try to decipher in a painting. I might have gotten carried away with them, but I don’t think so. What do you think?

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Creek Bed Late Afternoon, oil on canvas panel 5”x7”

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Creek Bed In Winter, oil on canvas panel 5”x7”

Creekbedinwinter8Creek Bed In Winter, Oil on canvas panel, 5"x7"
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This creek bed is close to our home. It is dry most of the time except for rainy parts of winter and spring.

I wanted the energy of the branches to be the focus of this little work. There was a lot of brush in the creek bed of course, but I wanted to reduce the elements to what I needed. The houses are also higher than they are in real life. The hill is not that steep, but again I wanted to accentuate the “V” effect for design purposes.

Sunday, February 03, 2013

Offerings, Chinese New Year

This is a small oil still life of tangerines in a green take-out box. I call it offerings because it is almost Chinese New Year and I love the energy that this time of year has in China Town and among the Chinese community.

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Offerings, Oil on canvas panel 4”x6”