Friday, June 29, 2012

"Fluffer Nutter" - 6 x 6 inches - oil on canvas

"Fluffer Nutter" - 6 x 6 inches - oil on canvas
Lately, my son has been on a "fluffer nutter" kick.  We've been going through jars of fluff and peanut butter pretty quickly.  Considering that I really like marshmallow, I don't mind taking a spoonful of the stuff every now and then.  If you pair it with some quality chocolate, it is really yummy.  I don't know how long this fluff kick will last, but I'm riding the wave for now.

I loved the combination of colors in this set up...the bright red lid next to the bright green.  The light blue color on the label with a splash of yellow just adds to this happy mix of colors.

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Thursday, June 21, 2012

"Tipsy" - 6 x 6 inches - oil on canvas - SOLD

"Tipsy" - 6 x 6 inches - oil on canvas

Last Saturday, I sat outside Art on Main and gave an oil painting demo.  Our gallery is just down the street from the Westford Common -- folks were parking all along Main Street on their way to the annual "Strawberry 'n Arts" festival.  The weather could not have been more glorious!   I was really happy to sit outside and paint for a couple hours.

I started with a bright yellow background knowing that a good portion of my canvas would be covered in a purple shadow.  I paid particular attention to the reflections and shadows on the shiny red of my favorite subjects to paint.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

"Maggie" - 12 x 12 inches - oil on canvas - SOLD

"Maggie" - 12 x 12 inches - oil on canvas
This is Maggie, a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.  This pet portrait was presented to the owner as a birthday gift from a friend who commissioned me to paint it.  I'm happy to report that she was thrilled with the painting.

I started the painting with a bright orange background.  I picked orange mainly because Maggie's coat has red/orange overtones and I wanted to punch up the color a bit.  I also picked a grey-blue for the background color since blue is the complement to orange and makes the colors glow a bit more.

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Thursday, June 7, 2012

"Night Game at Fenway" - 8 x 8 inches - oil on canvas - SOLD

"Night Game at Fenway" - 8 x 8 inches - oil on canvas
This painting is based on a photo that my daughter snapped at a Red Sox game.  The Sox aren't off to a great start this year but they won this particular game with a walk off home so it was a really exciting finish.  

I was inspired by the bright lights and the halo created against the dark sky.  I started with a fluorescent green background that I allowed to shine through at various points.  I always try to keep my brushstrokes loose and fresh and I think I did a pretty good job in this painting.