Monday, December 28, 2009

Tabasco 002

I glazed this with a mixture of Winsor & Newton Transparent Red Ochre and Winsor & Newton Transparent Maroon. The glaze almost looked like the sauce itself.

11" x 14 ' / oil on canvasboard / 2009

Monday, December 14, 2009

Union Pacific 024

oil on canvasboard / 14" x 11" /2009
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Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Still Life

I was getting a little bored having done environments for a very long time. So I wanted to do a still-life for a change but be thematically consistent. As my thoughts are always in the urban sprawl/poverty/mundane, I picked a can of Spam as my subject which is what I grew up eating almost everyday.

14" x 11" / oil on canvasboard / 2009


Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Refinery 001

Refinery 001 / 84" x 22" / oil on canvas / 2009

This was a commission piece based on a refinery in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Theater 001

This is based on a local theater here in Bend, Oregon. I used several new pigments from Winsor & Newton for glazing this painting: combination of Transparent Brown Oxide and Transparent Gold Ochre, then when that dried, I finished it with an Indian Yellow glaze.

Theater 001 / 40" x 25" / oil on canvas / 2009

Monday, September 7, 2009

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Landromat 015

This painting is based on a laundromat in Culver City, California.
30" x 48" / oil on canvas / 2009

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Tire Garage 003

The older I get, the more I come to realize that I would never paint as well as my heroes. But the cool thing about getting older is that I am more at peace of that realization. This latest painting is based on a Les Schwab Tire Center somewhere in Oregon, possibly Sandy. I forget. I take alot of pictures for references when we are on the road.
oil on panel / 24"x 11" /2009

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

A Couple of Tiny Paintings

Sometimes, I'll repeat an image if I feel that I was not successful in my previous attempts. This garage scene is one of them.

White Pickup on Lift 003
/ 7" x 5" / oil on panel

Laundromat 013 / 6" x 8" / oil on panel

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Laundromat 011

This painting is based on references I took in Burbank, California in 2007.
48" x 12" / oil on canvas

Monday, February 16, 2009

Latest tiny painting

I am so sorry that I have not posted in a while. I just got back from a vacation in Hawaii with the whole family.

White Mazda in Garage
/ 9" x 7" / oil on canvasboard