Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Tree tree tree

Another twisty tree
8" x 8" x 0.5" acrylic on canvas
I was trying to paint this photo of a tree I found on wikimedia.

Do you remember that tree song Mr. Rogers used to sing?  It popped up in my brain while I was painting this.



Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Joaquin Phoenix

My collection of actor paintings is a little embarrassing.  And yet, the collection grows, and so does the weirdness.
8" x 8" x 0.5" acrylic on canvas


Joaquin is one of my favorite actors, and I was wishing he would make more movies.  Then I looked him up for this painting and found he's making lots of movies...  I just haven't seen them.  I guess if a movie isn't a big budget blockbuster, it's not on my radar.  Sad!

Sunday, September 30, 2018

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Tomatoes of darkness

Today's still life:

16" x 20" x 0.5" acrylic on canvas

Why are the tomatoes lurking in the dark?  Maybe because they are in the nightshade family of flowering plants.  Or maybe because they are surrounded by confusion as to whether they are a fruit or a vegetable.   Or...  I wanted a dark painting next to my kitchen that would coordinate with a dark color scheme.  Art!

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Dark landscape - a copycat painting

This is my attempt to copy a painting I saw on Pinterest.


8" x 8" x 1" acrylic on canvas


And here is the beautiful original painting by Hester Berry:

oil on board

Sadly, I'm too impatient to bust out the oil paints and palette knives.  Squirt some acrylic on a paper plate and GO!

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Help me, Tom Cruise!

A painting of Tom Cruise?  Why not!
6" x 6" x 1.5" acrylic on canvas

He needs a sparkle on the teeth.  I might attach a bedazzle.

Hopefully this painting does not summon some sort of Scientology demon into my home.