Saturday, February 23, 2013

Statue challenge

The DPW challenge this week, the statue challenge. This 5 x 7 inch canvas panel was used with oil paint. I love old statues, they provide an eerie atmosphere or much comfort in a cemetery. Growing up a Catholic, there were no shortage of statues in our home, school or Church. I remember getting lost gazing at them as a child. I had a problem focusing in school, the statues did not help.

In my recent years statues take on a whole new meaning. Any Dr. Who fans?

Don't blink.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Lady Bathing Challenge

Painted on an 8 x 10 canvas panel in oil. Carol Marine submitted this photo to paint. I very rarely paint figurative, so this one was out of the box for me. Something all of us should consider doing on a daily basis.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013


The other morning, I saw this stunning sky. We have recently had more than enough snow......Lake not frozen, lots of Lake Effect snow. White out conditions. So I had to photograph, this sky had a biblical quality. I did my best to render it in oil paint on a 5 x 7 inch canvas panel.

I titled it, Expectations. Looking at this is a lot like looking at life, at least for me. The question is is the darkness overtaking the blue sky or the small patch of blue pushing away the darkness. Somedays.......

Monday, February 4, 2013


I was not really happy with my challenge entry for the DPW movement challenge or the rain challenge. The rain challenge will never be seen, but it is a fascinating phenom to paint. People turn into blurbs and light reflected is beautiful. Movement is very fast in rain for adults, children know how to enjoy a warm rain shower in the summer.