Tuesday, June 30, 2009
This was one of those paintings I have been wanting to do for years. The bass is actually mounted and is hanging on a wall in my home. It came from a fishing trip almost 20 years ago. I used to do a lot of fishing and not much painting. Now I do a lot of painting and not much fishing. I caught the fish on Lake Mizell in Winter Park. The background, I photographed years ago too. I thought it looked like the perfect spot to catch a bass. So I finally put them together.
Friday, June 19, 2009
I decided it was time to do a painting in my studio from my trip to the farmer's market in Sanford. The market is only a block away from my studio at Gallery on First. I usually take a stroll through there every Saturday morning to stock up on vegetables for the week and see what else is new. I eliminated the distracting background and framed the vegetables by painting a dark complementary background to make the carrots stand out. Are you ready to have some salad for lunch?
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
This house was painted as a commission by friends of the owners of the home. I traveled to South Daytona at the end of May during the rains that created excessive water in the area. The sun peaked through the clouds for about 5 seconds and gave me just enough time to photograph the scene before disappearing behind the clouds for the rest of the evening. I did create a plein air painting without being rained on. Then took the painting and photographs back to the studio and came out with this painting.