Thursday, July 29, 2010

Awl Shadows

7" x 5" oil on panel 

This is the first in my "Hardware Series".  I used to do a lot of woodworking and still enjoy making some things out of wood.  For years I have admired tools, especially old tools.  Some of these tools are works of art themselves and this awl is a beautiful piece to use or look at.  I thought, why not let the tools be still lifes like a flower or food?  They deserve to be in the spotlight.

Friday, July 23, 2010

White Dog Waiting

5" x 7" oil on canvas
I am not sure what breed this dog is that I saw at a Rhode Island dog show.  But the dog was very white with soft long wavy hair with a body like a golden retriever.  After looking through "The New Encyclopedia of the Dog" by Bruce Fogle DVM, I think this dog may be a cream golden retriever or the Slovensky Kuvac breed.  On the other hand, various websites online make me think it might be an "English cream golden retriever." 

In any case it is fun for me, as an artist, to see how much color is in "white".   If you know much about the different dog breeds, let me know what breed you think this white dog could be.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Photography Tips: Greenpix's Blog

Many times I have to look stuff up on the internet about how to do something for my art.   I was googling about pixels and sizing for photo editing of my paintings.  And I ran across this site  called Greenpix's Blog with really cool info and photos explaining sizing, color adjustment, using a macro lens etc.  He explains the technical information well in simple terms.  I am always trying to learn more and improve my photography skills for achieving better photos of my art.   Plus, photography is art unto itself and I do enjoy it.   So here is a link I want to share with you that I found that might be helpful to you.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Dog Days

10" x 10" oil on panel

The title "Dog Days" for this oil painting came to my mind today while I was feeling the full heat of  summer.  If anyone can suggest what breed this dog might be please do.