Monday, September 15, 2008

Union Pacific 020

My wife was dissappointed after I did my usual finishing glazes on this painting. According to her I lost some of the original vibrant colors. For some reason, I like to add a layer of grunge to all my paintings, and yes, I do lose some of the freshness every time i do it. I've always thought this was strange of me to do this considering I grew up in beautiful Hawaii. But then again, I did grow up in Kalihi which wasn't so beautiful part of Oahu. Those that know Honolulu who might be reading, you know what I'm talking about...

Anyways, the glazes that I concocted for this painting was a mixture of Sap Green and Burnt Umber on the ground and a mixture of Indian Yellow and Transparent Orange on the top half. Oil on canvas / 27" x 17"

Sunday, September 7, 2008

White Pickup On Lift

14" x 12", oil on wood.

Santa Monica Freeway

I've always wanted to do this painting. I was excited when I started it. It didn't turn out as well as I wanted it too, but I will treat this as a warmup. My panoramic format, i feel, is so appropriate to communicate those crazy wide freeways of L.A.!

36" x 12", oil on canvas.

Union Pacific 019

14" x 12", oil on wood