Sunday, February 28, 2010

Bacon and Eggs


This is the last painting in my red series.  I love how the red from the rooster stands out in this painting and overpowers the splenda pig, initially.  Your eye then moves to the rest of the painting as you think to yourself, do roosters lay eggs? This is 6 x 8 on canvas panel.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Tipping Over

This painting is 6" x 6.25" oil on illustration board. Please call me, email me, or click here if you'd like to buy this painting.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

95 North


The color that is used for road signs stands out so vividly in this painting. First, your eye travels to the bright green and then around to the rest of the painting.  I took this view from my car, near Baltimore on my way home from work.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Valley Forge Cannon


Valley Forge National Park is so colorful and beautiful in the summer. Since I have been painting so many snow-covered scenes lately, I decided to throw in this one.  The red cannon stands out against the green grass as we all think, is the snow over yet?

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Weighing In


Shiny metal is another challenge to paint. I think I was able to capture the details of the scale while keeping the brass pig true to its color and luster. 

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Shelter in the Snow


Another snow covered painting? Yes! I thought it was fitting to include another winter scene, especially with all of the snow still covering everything from the recent winter storms.  This reminds us that although the snow can be dangerous and annoying, there is still a beauty to it, which I tried to capture in this painting. 

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Snowy Trees

I love how farms look in the winter, especially when you can see the vegetation peeking through the snow to remind us that Spring is near.  The colors of the sky accentuate the shadows in the snow and it just all works so well together. This is 11 x 14 on stretched canvas.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Shoot Me Cupid...With a Red Rose


I painted these red roses from a bouquet of flowers. I decided to focus in on two roses instead of the entire dozen, because it allowed me to show some more detail of the flowers.  I thought this was an obvious choice to include in my red series, especially because of Valentine's Day. This one sold quickly, but I hope you still enjoy looking at it.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Happy Birthday Jesus


I saw this sign on the way home from work and it fit in my red theme so I decided to include it.  I think I did a good job at accurately capturing the color of the Chick-Fil-A logo.  Pop art can sometimes be tricky, because it is so recognizable. Therefore, people would notice if the colors were off. It is painted on 7 x 5 canvas panel.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Peanut M&M's on Mahogany

Of course if I painted the milk chocolate M&Ms, I could not leave out the peanut ones.  It is painted on 6 x 6 gessoed illustration board.  Looks good enough to eat and I love the different colors. I have noticed I am painting a lot of pop art lately. It is funny I guess, but I often paint things I know and see everyday. I hope you enjoy.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Milk Chocolate M&Ms on Mahogany


Melts in your mouth, not in your hands. I love the different colors on this painting and I think the wood makes the candies really stand out. It is painted on 6 x 6 gessoed illustration board. 

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Blue Tootsie Pop


How many licks does it take to get to the center of this lollipop?

This painting is 6 x 6 oil on illustration board Please call me, email me, or click here if you'd like to buy this painting.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Peanut Butter Cup on Mahogany


I decided to tackle the foil once again since it was difficult to paint with the Hershey Kisses and I love a challenge. I think the foil holding this peanut butter cup looks great.  Don't you? 

Yellow Flower


Sometimes it is fun to imagine that is is summer during the winter...with the sun coming into the room just for a moment. This painting captures this sunlight and how it reflects on the flower, tiny bottle and tea cup. 

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Falling Over in Love


As I was positioning the Hershey Kisses for this painting, the red one was hanging over the edge.  It reminded me of someone falling over in love, which is right on time for Valentine's Day. The maple wood provided interesting detail for this painting and it was fun to paint.  I hope you agree with me. 

Stolen Kisses

I love how the red and silver foil of these Hershey Kisses look while sitting on the wood. Foil is one of the more difficult things to paint, but I think I did an excellent job in capturing the light and dark colors of the foil. Someone had these kisses sitting on their desk at work and although she offered them to anyone who wanted them, I still felt as though I was stealing them...shhhh :) Doesn't this painting just make you want to eat these stolen kisses?  It is just in time for Valentine's Day.