Wednesday, November 6, 2019

November Rail Crossing

Click to Bid, 16 by 20 inches, Acrylic on acid free illustration board
I usually paint landscapes and outdoor scenes with strong sunlight.  I decided to do a scene with subdued lighting as a change of pace.                                                                                                  My childhood home was just a few hundred yards from the Union Pacific Rail line. I still live near the railroad and find myself waiting at the crossing a few times each week. I've always enjoyed graffiti on trains and I couldn't resist combining the subdued lighting with a train scene depicting graffiti.

Thursday, October 24, 2019

September Window

Click to Bid, 8 by 10 inches, Acrylic on acid free illustration board
Arrow Rock, Missouri is a small historic town in west central Missouri. George Caleb Bingham lived there at one time. Many of the original structures still stand as historic buildings. On a recent trip I photographed a number of the houses and used those photos as painting references.  I've painted this window before but liked the thought of painting it again in this warm September setting.

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Superman the Statue

Click to Bid, 8 by 10 inches, acrylic on acid free illustration board,
We travelled to Nashville last summer and on our return trip we stopped in Metropolis, Illinois.
We toured the Superman museum and stopped for photos at the fifteen foot tall bronze Superman statue. This painting is based on those photos.

Friday, October 11, 2019

The Moonlight Awaits

NFS  8 by 11 inches, Acrylic on acid free illustration board
This science fiction/fantasy painting is a change up for me in that I rarely do images from this genre.

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Sky and Butterfly

Click to Bid, 8 by 10 inches, Acrylic on acid free illustration board
It has been awhile since I did a nature themed artwork. I pushed the "Rule of Thirds"in this composition.

Friday, September 20, 2019

Time Flies When Your a Fish Out of Water

Click to Bid, 11 by 14 inches, Acrylic on acid free illustration board.
I wanted to do another painting in the same style as "Close Only Counts in Reality"
I gathered together a number of small toys and chose these two to use in the painting.

Saturday, September 7, 2019

Nude Study on Watercolor Paper

Click to Bid, 8 by 10 inches, Acrylic and watercolor on watercolor paper.
I always like how watercolor paper absorbs paint.  In this painting I applied watercolors using a sponge on wet paper. The bleeding of color was a bit uncontrollable but I like the results.  The figure was applied using airbrush with acrylic paint.