Tuesday, September 23, 2014

#45 - Lake Near Lyndale #3

#45 - Lake Near Lyndale #3
12" x 30" Oil On Canvas, 05-10-2014

This is the 3rd version of this scene.  The 1st was a watercolor sketch, the second was
a smaller oil painting.  The goal this time was to simplify shapes, details, and edges.
I've been (slowly) moving toward a goal of achieving a looser style.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014


The thumbnails and color sketch for last week's post, #44 - Spring & Van Buren NE.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

#44 - Spring & Van Buren NE

#44 - Spring & Van Buren NE
18" x 36" oil on canvas.

I've fallen behind on posting lately.  I've been so busy making
new ones that I forgot to keep up the main reason I'm doing
all these alleys....this blog!

I recently got to see this one again.
It always surprises me to look at a painting
after an extended time. I often think to myself,  "How did
that happen?!"  It's a nice feeling to get away from a picture,
forget about everything that went into it, and
just enjoy it as if it were new to me.