pond study

9″ x 12″ study…   A quiet place with many fallen dead trees in the water.

Often, I see Great Blue Herons standing in the debris, perfectly camouflaged, waiting to catch a meal.  Also, white egrets and woodpeckers come here, and turtles sun themselves on top of the logs.

I left out a lot of details…  the abstraction of the place was more important to me.

Untitled sketch

oil study 9″ x 12″  Limited palette using cad. yellow light, cad. red light, quinacridone magenta, ultramarine blue, phthalo green, Portland grey (light, medium and dark) and chromatic black.

This is basically the Kevin Macpherson palette (except I’ve subbed the quin. mag. for aliz. crimson).

High Country

Living in Chicago where it is so darn flat, I need to see mountains every so often (even if they are just in a painting).

This is a small  (11″ x 14″) oil study on canvas- textured paper.   I like the space in the painting and I had fun doing it quickly and loosely.