Monday, July 27, 2009

Marbles - Work in Progress

I'm getting paintings ready for a show in Santa Fe's Gallery 822 on Canyon Road. These paintings are my American Indain work and can be seen on My Other Blog

In the mean time, here's a painting I have put aside but hope to get back to soon. This painting of marbles and a ball jar is 9" x 12" oil on board

Monday, July 13, 2009

Richeson People Choice Award

I just got an email from the Richeson 75 art competition. I thought I'd share part of it with you

The recent Richeson 75 International Art competition "Still Life and Floral" has concluded. The internet truly has made the world a smaller place and all of us benefit from the interaction.  AND we're giving those people a voice by letting them vote for a People's Choice award! The voting was brisk for the winner of the Still Life & Floral People's Choice award and we have a first-time situation in that there was a tie for first place! The tie was actually between two paintings by the SAME artist! Congratulations to K. Henderson for "Grapes" and "Red Globes"

Yes! That's me. And I promise I only voted once. A big Thanks to all who voted for my paintings

You can view the show here

Sunday, July 12, 2009

You're the Tops - Oil painting still life

You're the Tops is a small painting, 8" x 10", oil on board.
The still life shows spinning tops, a marble, a block and jacks including a jack of hearts card (trust me, that's what it is) These are sitting on a chess board
I've never done a still life quite like this. I was experimenting with sharp and soft edges. The items in the foreground are fairly hard edged while those in the back are softer. I'm pretty happy with my results but Edges are something I will continue to work on