I painted this flower by using my usual glazing method. That involves painting a complete, detailed, accurate, gray underpainting first. Over that I applied many thin, glaze layers of paint, until I achieve the colors that I want for the rose.
"Unfolding"...16" x 20" oil on Canvas
This composite of photos shows the stages of progress of this painting, from the drawing upon a lightly toned canvas, to the final glaze layer of color.
I had a lot of fun painting this piece. I painted this on a RayMar Linen Panel, and I used a photo that my son had taken of an illuminated river boat. Trying to be a bit more "painterly", I used thicker paint, a bit larger brush, and I tried to only suggest the finer details.
"River Boat"....16" x 20" oil on RayMar Linen Panel SOLD
I painted this because my other "sheep painting" met with such success. However, this one got rejected in this year's Glendale Are Competition, at which the other sheep painting sold. Stuff happens, as they say.
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 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 today we have Donald Trump as President of this United States of America! He is truly the best president I've experienced in my lifetime, and I lived through most of WWII ! Best wishes to our wonderful President, Donald Trump!