Saturday, April 9, 2011

Sunset Mountain Road

Sunset Mountain Road $50
This 6"x6" original oil painting of a German mountain road at sunset (or is that the giant cookie monster?) was painted as an entry into Carol Maine's Challenge on Daily Paintworks.  I wanted to experiment with an analogous color scheme because I used a triadic color scheme on my previous landscape.  It's an interesting way to portray the colors and values with a limited palette.  I think it was successful, do you?

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Alpine Road

Alpine Road 6"x8" $50 Original Oil
Daily Paintworks Challenge  This is the painting for Daily Paintworks German Landscape Challenge.  I used high intensity colors and both brush and knife and used the triadic color scheme of orange, green and purple.  This small painting is packed with details and available through my blog with Paypal if you are interested--just send me an email.  Let me know your comments.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Love You Rose

Sorry, I can't fix it yet.
This painting was created for the Daily Paintworks challenges.  It was submitted to the Help Japan Challenge which will run for a week starting today and ending Monday, April 11th.  It is also listed under the 'A Valentine's Day Rose Challenge' and will remain there after April 11th.  For me the challenge was to try to stay somewhat loose and still have a realistic image of the rose on the very dark background.  I don't use black but like a crisp colorful dark made with dark transparent colors. 
Until I can download a photo to this blog (blogger is acting up today) you can see it on the challenge page referred to above.  It is 6"x8" original oil on canvas mounted on gatorboard.
The Help Japan Challenge site is easy to navigate and I do take Paypal by my email address.  I hope you like my work and if you would like to receive updates in your email inbox, there is a simple to use box here in the upper right corner of my blog.  I always want to hear from you with any questions or comments.  Thank you for viewing.