Sunday, February 15, 2009

Chinese Village

This 11x14 oil is part of an informal contest for the Puget Sound Group of Northwest Painters. Several photos from a member's China trip were selected and each member can paint from them to do their own interpretation. I did my thick palette knife style as usual. There is also a portrait option and I'll work on that next although not sure which style. I may redo the landscape scene in wax as another option. I enjoy having a goal like this and like competition.
Worked on my taxes all afternoon so painting was a nice break. The business tax portion takes as long as the rest put together.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Another Grand Canyon

This is an 11x14 oil done completely in palette knife technique. After a few layers the surface looks like the aging eroded rocks.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Malibu Landscape

Here is a 9x12 landscape from my trip to LA in the winter. This is a view from the park high above Malibu beach. It's the thick palette knife style I like although sometimes it's not the best for some scenes, like a smooth ocean in the distance.