Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Mission Mill, the Oil Painting

This is an Oil Painting made from the sketch that I previously posted. It is on a 12X16 canvas board. We plan to return to Mission Mill at a later date in order to make more drawings.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Little Putt-Putt in Watercolor

I just completed my latest watercolor of this little tractor that I discovered at a previous Vistas & Vineyards paint out. Hopefully I included all the necessary engine parts so that it will start. Yes, it has been out in the sun too long, and so have I.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Depot Bay Bridge (Oil)

I originally painted this image in watercolor however I never liked it so this is the oil version. I used both palette knife and brushes for this 12X16 painting. I previously also painted a less "wonky" version in oil.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Mission Mill Caricature

At the recent SketchCrawl I started a caricature of the mill. I finally finished the sketch in ball point pen and marker. I may later turn this into a painting. I believe that perspective in highly overrated.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Pineapple Watercolor

I have been working on this watercolor for the past few days. I got the idea from a DVD by Sue Archer called "Commanding Color". My wife bought the pineapple and I photographed it on the kitchen windowsill in the morning light. Maybe an artichoke will be next.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

SketchCrawl 22 -Mission Mill Museum

Yesterday at the SketchCrawl I met up with Max and Lola at Max's Bookbinding shop at the Mission Mill Museum in Salem, OR. We had a great day sketching and sharing stories.
This is one of the Mill buildings as seen through his shop window.

Art In The Valley

I have now been a member of the Art In The Valley Cooperative Gallery since January. Often there are quiet periods during which I sketch at the desk. This is a view of the gallery interior from the desk.