Sunday, March 25, 2012

Sea Shell #1

Sea Shell #1, oil on cradled board, 12 x 12

This shell came into my possession recently and I just had to paint it.

I chose a limited palette using only raw sienna, white and cadmium red.

The simple background makes the detail of the shell pop out.

I've created 2 other paintings with this same shell. Stay tuned for further images.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Astroray Gun

Astroray Gun, 18 x 24, oil on cradled board

This space gun is one of my vintage tin toys. I like 'Setting the Stage' in a box because of the light and shadows.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Flying Machine

Flying Machine, oil on cradled board, 12 x 12

I have a few metal airplanes in my toy collection. All of them are well worn and show signs of a lot of play!

This trompe l'oeil shows one of these planes against a background of early plans for The Flying Machine.

This is another in my Vintage Toy and Flight series.