Friday, February 26, 2010

"Municipal Wharf - Monterey, CA"

6" x 6" oil on ampersand clayboard, email for purchase info

This is my contribution to the February painting challenge on The Virtual Painout blog. I selected a scene from the Municipal Wharf in Monterey, CA. The reference photo is above. I attempted to add the lettering to the truck but didn't like it so I decided to leave it blank. I think I like it better this way.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

"Wendy and Gracie"

16" by 20" oil on canvas, NFS

This is a portrait of my wife and daughter done from a recent photograph of a beach trip. I'm pretty pleased with the results and I will say that portraits are much easier done from behind. I never realized how hard it is to paint sand and although I'm not 100% pleased with my results, I reached a point where I thought it was good enough that I could live with it.