Trail To Misty Mountain
A good friend lived in Alaska for 30 years and had gather numerous images I had the pleasure reviewing. This one caught my eye because of the three layers of clarity - background in mist, mid-ground haze and foreground clear. This is oil on a 14x18 inch canvas and comes framed. Shipping is available as an extra cost
This 18x24 inch oil on canvas painting catches the sun's light on white flowers and leaves. The trail leads the viewer into the painting but the tree limbs on the right keep the viewer's eyes within the painting. The piece is enhanced by a walnut stained frame.
Sunsets in the mountains are unique because of the majestic foreground they display. In this piece the storm clouds move in catching the color of the setting sun. The piece is on a 18x24 inch canvas and a light gray stained frame.
Pond At Sunrise
The theme for the majority of my work is conveying a feeling of serenity. Growing up in a rural setting I was drawn to the light and feeling of morning and evening. The soft colors, long shadows and a sense of tranquility. This piece captures those feelings. This painting is oil on a 24x30 inch canvas and is framed.
Patch of Sunlight
One lane road cut through the hillside winding its way through the forest canopy finds a clearing bathed in sunlight. The muted background of greens, yellows and orange-browns set the stage for the viewer to focus on the beauty the sun paints on the grasses and leaves it embraces. This work is oil on 38"x24" hardboard and comes framed.
I find it is more difficult to paint in shades of black than using color. Blending is more important since distinction cannot be made using a different color. I like this composition because the road draws the viewer's eye into the painting as does the trees and fence. The painting is oil on 32x28 inch hardboard.
It is mid November and the leafless trees are silhouetted against the full moon sky. The painting is oil on a 18x24 unstretched canvas.
Forest in morning mist
Oil on 18x24 canvas depicts a forest in late fall with just a few colorful leaves among the bare sticks reaching skyward. A mist settled in low areas and the morning sun presented a stunning backdrop for the trees on the ridge.
The dirt path snakes its way through a tree canopy on the Appalachian trail. Oil on 18x24 inch canvas.
Live Oak by fence
One morning I was looking out my studio window and noticed how the morning sun played off the oak tree in our backyard. The wooden fence is common in Florida and offers color to the painting. Oil on 18x24 inch canvas.
Looking through U-Tube art I came across an artist by the name Donald Dunlop. He uses techniques of the old masters using glazes made with linseed oil. I loved how it made his work come alive so I tried it and decided to use it.