Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Last multi-photo post - probably maybe?

I'm posting 11 (eleven) photos of my paintings today - sorry. I hope to resume posting one or two at a time from now on.  

If you have a PC you can see the photos of the paintings more clearly if you right-click on the photo then choose view in a new window. I dislike the "new" blog method of the slideshow as I can't see the details as we could "before".

Skatebboarder - red tee shirt
12 x 16  Oils on Gessoed panel

Skatebboarder - black tee shirt
9 x 12  Oils on "canvas paper"

Skatebboarder - red sweatshirt
9 x 12   Oils on "canvas paper"
 I have the greatest respect and admiration for the people that will put their bodies on a skateboard. And to see the "tricks" that most do is sometimes beyond belief!  

The "canvas paper" that I used is advertised as gessoed canvas sheets in a tablet form. I had to tape the sheets to a large piece of masonite to hold the sheet in place while I painted. 

Out by a mile
11x13  Oils on gessoed panel

Horse Riding 2
8.5 x 11  Oils on gessoed panel
A "study" for a larger painting.

Horse Riding 1
12 x 16  Oils on canvas board

Wanna Play Some Ball?
9 x 12  Canvas panel

This young lady with an attitude might (probably) embarrass a "studly" male baseball player.

Truck Drivin Man
16 x 20   Oils on canvas panel
(I need to finish the sign on the truck door! - DUHHH)

Hey Battah Battah - SWING
12 x 16  Oils on canvas panel
The title is a taunt (chatter?) that the opposing team calls out when a batter is in the batters box. Especially if the batter has a tendency to swing on command. :-)

Mother and daughter at the beach
16 x 20  Oils on canvas panel
MANY thanks to Jilly Bennett and her blog Menton Daily Photo

Lookee Here Podnah
16 x 20  Oils on canvas panel
An "experienced" cowboy making his point (no pun intended) to a younger buckaroo.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Paintings today - Monday Sept 19 2011

I've learned a very good way for PC users to view these photos without that "slideshow" @#$% that Google has provided. Right-click then choose "open in new window". WONDERFUL! Thanks to René Beeldendkunstenaar in his blog René PleinAir.  Thank you, thank you!

I've worked on the skateboarder with the red tee shirt for a couple of days. I did  Eagle 3 today after lunch. I might fiddle with the eagle, but for now I'll leave it alone. :-)

I didn't do all of these today or this week. I'm getting caught up to-date with posting to this blog.
Eagle 3
12 x 16 Oils on gessoed panel

Enjoying an expresso
9 x 12 Oils on gessoed panel

Farm Couple
12 x 18 Oils on canvas panel

First coffee in the morning - 1
12 x 18 Oils on canvas panel

First coffee in the morning - 2
12 x 16 Oils on canvas panel

First coffee in the morning - 3
8.5 x 11  Oils on gessoed construction plywood

Flower after the rain
9 x 12 Oils on gessoed panel

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Some More "New" Paintings

Here are eight more "new" paintings that I've done "lately".  NEW and LATELY are relative terms. Sometimes I can knock out a "small" (9 x 12 inches) painting before noon; other times I might work on it an hour or so then do something else then another hour on the painting. Blah blah blah. Anyhowwwww, the colors in these photos is "close" to the actual colors in the paintings. @#$%^& camera!

More postings to come. 

Baseball pitcher 1 - 16 x 20
Oils on canvas panel

Baseball pitcher 2 - 16 x 20
Oils on canvas panel
There are more baseball paintings in my head.

Bottle Tree 1 - 18 x 20
 Oils on gessoed panel.
A bottle tree is supposed to capture evil spirits. When the spirits are in the bottle we're supposed to cap the bottle then throw it away. We have a few green bottles just in case we have green evil spirits.These bottles came from our recycle center.
 There's one more bottle tree to paint!

Carpenter and his pencil - 8 x 10
Oils on a piece of scrap construction plywood.
The paint "soaked" into the gesso giving this painting a mottled look.
I'll confess. I'll paint on almost anything that doesn't move out of the way!

Giggling Children - 8 x 10
Oils on gessoed panel.
The face of the little girl (pink hat) looks a bit grotesque. I have some work to do?

Dancer in Red - 12 x 16
Oils on gessoed panel
 Making the photo of this painting was extremely difficult because of the glare from any light. The colors are close, but the dress is VERY red!

Eagle 1 - 11 x 14
Oils on gessoed panel

Eagle 2 - 11 x 14
Oils on gessoed panel
All of a sudden I felt the urge to paint an eagle(s). I have more paintings on the drawing board. I've already done little "tweety" birds. Now a SERIOUS bird of prey! These colors are almost the same as the painting but not quite.

Friday, September 16, 2011

I'm still here, and still painting.

I'm still here, and still painting! I haven't been able to make reasonably accurate photos. I guess that I need to use a matte or satin varnish because my main problem is glare.

The other problem that I have is my automatic camera. It wants to focus on the background even though I get up close, use the "macro" setting for close-up shots. And I use various "ISO" (whatever) that means. No matter.

I'm including four of my more recent paintings here instead of making individual posts.I have several others done but the inept photographer problem . . . . .  

Carpenter Taking A Coffee Break

Firefighter Resting

Carpenter at work

Morning Coffee