Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Study For a Painting

This is a detail shot of a drawing for an oil painting I am getting ready to start.  I will be working from a photo, so it will be interesting to see how much life the final painting will have.  I am doing my least favorite part of the process, which is prepping the linen.  I am working on a slightly tighter weave of linen that I usually work on.


Acrylic on masonite, 5 x 5.

Monday, October 15, 2012


I painted this watercolor over the weekend in my sketchbook.  For several months, I have been carrying around a little kit with handy watercolor pencils and a small tin of regular watercolors, along with an assortment of pencils.  It is a challenge to sketch on the spot, rather than rely on a camera to capture an image. 

Friday, October 12, 2012

Dunkle's Gulf

This is a painting I just finished for a wonderful customer in Pittsburgh.  The truck is a 1938 Ford that was beautifully restored.  I placed the truck in front of Dunkle's Gulf, a service station in Bedford PA that dates back to 1933.  It sits on the old Lincoln Highway.