Thursday, June 29, 2006

charcoal # 6

Woman running naked

How many places can a woman find to frolic in the nude in the great outdoors. Every woman I have taken to the farm finds herself doing this in the vineyard. Of course, I encourage it.

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Charcoal # 5

This is amother quick study in charcoal. My intention is to concentrate on the face, get the relationship of the eyes, ears and mouth to be correct. I say quick in that this is about one hour of work in hopes of establishing proper values for later use in oils.

Monday, June 26, 2006

county line

another watercolor road study
These are done fairly quickly. Mostly for fun and practice in getting the right amount of water and value.


near by in Lucas County - 12 x 16 oil on canvas

I don't know why I started painting with a knife but I do enjoy it. Here is another example.

Thursday, June 22, 2006


oil on canvas 18 x 24

This painting was a whole new direction for me. Not as painterly as the plein air landscapes. Still, it is always fun to experiment. That is my right hand and also me as the bartender. This piece has been sold but like Degas and many others, if I were in front of it again, I'd probably work on it once more.

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Charcoal # 4

market girl - quick study

Being a single guy, I will notice woman and especially if they seem to be noticing me. I turned and this one looked right at me, in the eyes. Of course, I carried on my way after a bit of a smile. I did not forget her face or the look in her eyes.

Monday, June 19, 2006

Watercolor # 3

another lonely gravel road

I previously posted a similar watercolor and love doing gravel roads and fence lines. There is so much color in snow. I hope you enjoy this one too. The original size is from a moleskin journal.

Saturday, June 17, 2006

Out in the West

cattle drive by 11 x 14 oil on canvas

I never finished this painting. Plein air work has its own challenges and porting wet work can be difficult. I accidentally poked a hole through this piece while travelling.

Friday, June 16, 2006

Charcoal # 3

Nude # 1

You may occasionally find nudity in the work here at art outside, I being one who is compelled to study the human figure. They are mostly value studies for painting in oils. This is a friend and model. The bottle of Crios rosa was good too.

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Coyote Fence

oil on canvas 12 x 16

Indigenous architecture including elements such as this coyote fence are part of what makes the southwest so enchanting.

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Charcoal # 2

Quick study

Compelled by the emotions I often see in faces of random people, I will often do a quick rendering of someone I saw that day. Cartoon-ish yes. This woman looked deeply sad.

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Oil on Canvas- 9 x 12 SoCal

LA County

I lived in Los Angeles for a handful of years. On those rare days in winter the sky is very clear.

Monday, June 12, 2006

Charcoal # 1

Michelle 11 x 14

I should have photographed this piece rather than scanning it as it appears a little grainy. In any case, I often will sketch portraits such as this and am fascintated with the human face. Now I have posted to this newborn blog my work in oils, watercolor and charcoal/graphite. Don't know if I have a talent for any of it but soon will begin a series of some theme to begin selling online. Any suggestions?

Champion crowned

Greg Churchill accepts green jacket and Mogo Claret jug

While Mr. Chuchill admits he is no longer a 42 long, he is this years Mogo champion. We never had a chance.

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

The Mogo

Okoboji Iowa

I will be away from all electronic communication devices for the next week. Here is where I will be, relaxing with great friends on the lake and playing some golf. See you next week.

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Water Color # 2

Road in winter

Watercolor can be very fun. I like to dabble in little studies of the countryside, especially in winter.

Friday, June 02, 2006

12 x 16 Oil on Canvas

Open Range Colorado - Sold

I once lived in Colorado Springs for several years and miss it often. Most previous paintings posted were done with a knife. This painting was plein air with brushes.

Thursday, June 01, 2006

New Mexico

Oil on Canvas 12 x 16 with knife "Ranchito"

The southwest is a wonderful place to paint outdoors. The entire country is beautiful but in large areas of the west, there are no fences. This painting is in inventory and available for sale.