This is an oil painting that I painted on a linen canvas. This painting just received a Best of Show at my art club's Fall show that was held in the West Valley Art Museum's Gallery in the Peoria City Hall in downtown Peoria, AZ.
"Wily Wasp"....16" x 20" oil on linen canvas
I began this painting by creating a very detailed, grisaille underpainting, upon which I then applied many thin glazes of color.
I call this painting, "Impression Minneapolis". It is an oil painting on a 16" x 20" RayMar Linen Panel. "Impression Minneapolis" just received a Best Of Show at the Fall Show of my art club, the Peoria Fine Arts Association. (PFAA), for which I was extremely pleased. This painting also just received a First Place in Painting, at the Celebration of Artists Competition, in the West Valley Art Museum, located in Peoria City Hall, in downtown Peoria, AZ.
Once again, I've tried my hand at creating an oil painting in a bit looser, and more "painterly" style. I have found that just as with anything else, the creating of this painterly appearance can be learned, and once learned, I find that I can apply it whenever I wish.
This is a 12" x 16" oil on canvas. I actually painted it because I had a spare 12" x 16" frame that I bought on sale, and I needed a nice painting to place into it. I call this "Sunday Morning".
Recently, I was inspired by a work I saw by another artist, and decided to do a similar work myself. This is a painting I created using one color, and White. Raw Umber is the color, and Titanium White is the White.
I have titled this painting, "Restless". It is a 16" x 20" oil painting on a RayMar, Canvas Panel
I painted this Mandarin Orange as a test. RayMar, the company from whom I purchase my linen, and canvas-covered panels offered me a sample of Arches Oil Paper, laminated to a thin sheet of DiBond (Aluminum Panel), so that I could test the surface on a real, oil-painted subject. It worked very well, and this is the results. This is a 6" x 8" oil paint on an Arches Oil Paper Panel. I call it "Juicy". SOLD
I am an artist working in oils and watercolors. I have been painting for over 25 years. I have a BS degree in industrial education, and over 40 years as a color separator in the lithographic trade, where I worked on copy cameras, scanners, and, more recently, in Photoshop, and now I am retired from that vocation. I also taught color theory and application at Arizona State University.
I enjoy painting, and all my subjects are for sale, unless marked "SOLD."
I recently resigned from teaching an oil painting class at a local recreation center, which I did for 9 years, but I still offer private lessons on my glazing technique.
I am a conservative, American, Capitalist sort of an artist, and after the results of last night's election, we now seem to have our beloved AMERICA back! Best wishes to our wonderful President Elect, Donald Trump!