Thursday, September 12, 2013


Over the last few weeks, I've been continuing the habit of doing a small painting during my lunch hour (most days). These are a few of the most recent ones. I have a small lamp with a daylight bulb clipped onto a cardboard box, and I set up a small still life inside it. I made these panels by gluing the last of my primed canvas onto masonite.

19 August, 2013 Figs #2 6x8" oil

The composition of this next one would probably work better if it were cut down to a 6x6" panel.

21 August, 2013 Figs #3 8x6" oil

26 August 2013 A Single Pear 8x6" oil

This painting of M&Ms was painted on a canvas made of hemp, which has a pretty nice texture, much like linen. I primed it with acrylic gesso, then rubbed some burnt sienna acrylic onto the canvas to tone the surface and keep the gesso from soaking up the paint too much. Painting candy on a canvas made of hemp really opens me up for jokes about "the munchies" so I'll let you take a moment now to make one.

28 August 2013 M&Ms 8x10" oil SOLD

The next model came from a bakery near my office. They make incredible kolaches and cinnamon rolls, and I struggled as I tried to decide to eat it, or paint it first.

29 August, 2013 Kolache 6x8" oil
10 September 2013 Granny Smith 6x8" oil