Monthly Archives: November 2016

RGH and Blue Ridge oils

Along with Winsor Newton, Blue Ridge and RGH oils get a lot of use on my palette.   The categories I use to rate manufacturers in my oil paint brand reference–low-end, mid-range, and high-end–are based on price and quality. While there is a lot of churn in the low-end category, most brands are student-grade and…

In the studio 11/27/16

Visit to the Square is part of the Playhouse Square series.  I worked on it yesterday and today.  It’s early evening now and the light is gone but I plan to work on it some more before finishing for the day–the figure on the lower-right.   Visit to the Square is 40″ x 50″.

In the studio 11/26/2016

The Press is based on several photos I took during the RNC in Cleveland this past summer.   The Press still has a long way to go but I think you can get the sense of it.  The Press is 40″ x 50″.

In the studio 11/25/16

I worked on Three Women in Sandals.  I toyed with calling the painting The Three Graces… I have always had a hard time settling on names for paintings and the problem seems to be getting worse.  The issue is that one can only use “Portrait of a Woman” or “Portrait of a Man” only a…

In the studio 11/22/16

I worked on these three small paintings yesterday.  I am trying to keep all three simple.  Millie Talking, the painting sitting on the floor, is almost done. There are a few that still needs ‘saying.’ According to my Studio Journal, I notice that I’ve worked on the two landscapes at the same time, one after the…

In the studio 11/13/16

Some recent work on view in this photo.  Break, lower-right, is part of the Playhouse Square series and is close to being finished.  Press, lower-left, is sill very raw.  Sunday Parade, on the easel, was recently (yesterday) finished. At any one time, I work on a lot of paintings that are in varying degrees of completeness.  I…

In the studio 11/6/16

My studio corner is jammed with things I’m working on, including the recently finished Woman in Purple Boots II.  Woman in Purple Boots II is 44″ x 60″.   In the bottom-right of the photo is a box of surgical gloves.  I buy them by the case.  My medium contains lead-based ingredients and turpentine, plus some…