Monday, December 31, 2018

Canada Goose Oil Study

Canada Goose Oil Study 319
7" x 5" oil on board, unframed
US$ 100 plus $8 shipping


This little oil study can be shipped when it is dry, in about a week, but plan on it taking about ten days for mail from New Zealand to the U.S., if that is where you live. 

Sunday, December 30, 2018

Male Cardinal Oil Study

I've been struggling with my work getting too fiddly. When this happens, I find that painting quick little oil studies helps me to loosen up and also gives me the opportunity to experiment. I started my "75 for 75" project almost ten years ago for this reason. It made a huge difference in my work and it's time to do it again. I won't be painting a daily piece but will as I feel the need. As before, they'll be 'studies' - no detail nor specific background. My goal is for the work to be loose and painterly.

Ten years ago, the studies sold for $75 each. Today the price is US $100 plus $8 shipping. It'll take about a week for the study to dry so it can be mailed and will probably be another ten days to reach you. It has much further to travel now!

Male Cardinal #318
7" x 5" oil study on gessoed board, unframed
US$ 100 plus $8 Shipping

Monday, October 1, 2018

The Gull's Way

This 30" x 30" oil painting is a commission for a client here in New Zealand. The bird is a Red-billed gull, native of New Zealand.

The Gull's Way
30" x 30" oil on panel


Sunday, June 17, 2018

Summer Waltz

This oil is reminiscent of some of my watercolors from long ago, painted specifically for Mountain Trails Gallery in Sedona, Arizona. After all, it is hummingbird season in Sedona!  Hummingbirds are found only in the 'New World'. I must admit - I do miss them in New Zealand. Part of the reason for my annual trip back to the U.S. is for a hummingbird fix. The bird is this painting is a male Broad-tailed Hummingbird.

Summer Waltz
12" x 9" oil on panel
Available at Mountain Trails Gallery, Sedona, Arizona, USA


Friday, May 25, 2018

Work in Progress

This is a 15" x 15" oil on panel. At this point, I've just scrubbed in the value and color with some parts a bit more finished. I may leave some of the scrubbed in areas or I might work on these areas a bit more. Ditto with the river - not sure if I'll leave it this value or perhaps darken it a bit and pick up the yellow of the sunset. This is work-in-progress. I'll lean it up against the wall for a few days and take a quick look at it when I walk past. After a while, I'll know if there are awkward shapes or values that bother me. 

Delta Dawn
15" x 15" oil on panel
Unfinished, work-in-progress