Saturday, January 30, 2010

New night scene

Here is a 16x20 night scene with the dead end signs for the alleyway to my home. The artificial light above the telephone pole sends a harsh light onto the fall leaves on the ground. There is a thick wall of shrubbery with a few lights flickering through.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Night scene

I have several night scenes I like that I've been thinking of redoing in my new style but didn't know if it would work so did this small, 8x10, as an experiment and think it worked out well. Will try several larger ones. Getting to a pointillist type technique with the palette knife when needed and this lets me get the transitions from one color to another or one value to another.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Small Tulip Landscape

This is an 8x10 landscape from my visits to the tulip fields north of Seattle.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Oregon Hilltop

Here is a 12x16 thick oil from a scene taken from a high hilltop along the Oregon coast. It's very abstract and perhaps could use a little more work on the shapes but I'm revising my old work and liked the scene.

Two more new landscapes

Going over some old ideas again with more paint. One is a very abstract "Red House", a view from Phinney Ridge in Seattle toward the Western Olympic mountains with Ballard neighborhood in between. The other work is an Oregon Coast scene with some of the haystack rocks in the water. This one is not as successful but still better than the prior version.
These are 16x20.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Another Oregon Coast Scene

I'm continuing to renew my Oregon coast scenes with palette knife versions. Here's a fairly abstract evening at the beach.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Golden Gardens Sunset

Here's an 18x24 oil of Golden Gardens beach in Seattle on a bright evening. Seattle has the greatest sunsets because of our clouds and long summer nights.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Astoria Road Landscape

Here's a colorful landscape from a photo taken on the highway toward Astoria, Oregon. It's fairly large at 22 x 28". Getting into a good work routine of several hours of art activity daily. Also almost through sorting and saving my art magazine articles. Only about 25 to go and I'm caught up.