Monday, March 31, 2008

Beauty Counter No.3

Here is the finished product.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

A Beauty Counter Painting (in progress)

Here is the same painting in progress. Some of the general shapes are blocked in.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

A Beauty Counter Painting (underpainting)

I made a few small paintings for an upcoming fundraiser show called "300 Plates" at Art Access Gallery in Salt Lake City. This is the underpainting stage for a small beauty counter piece. I usually paint the underpainting with a mixture of alizirin crimson, phthalo blue and linseed oil. I learned to start paintings this way from a really good painter named Doug Braithwaite.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Excavation Site

I made this painting last year but never got around to taking a photo of it. The backgound scene is from an abandoned restaurant in the California desert on I-15.

Friday, March 14, 2008

Back Alley

I stopped to grab some food at my favorite drive through Mexican restaurant one night during a big snow storm. As I drove around the back I snapped a shot of the alley behind the shopping complex that served as the reference for this small painting.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Dark Carnival

Here is a small painting I did a few years back. I took my wife and kids for a drive on a hot summer Saturday evening and we came upon a really cool little carnival celebration. I guess it was an annual thing that takes place every year on the main street of a small neighboring town. I'm glad I had my camera with me.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Ice Sculpture

Oil on panel, about 20"x14". This is the last of the Hot Dog on a Stick paintings. I plan to revisit this subject later.