Tag Archives: oil painting

30 in 30 Day 30 – In Like a Lamb

I did it! Woo-hoo! It’s been a lot of fun but I’m also glad to be done with it. Looking forward to working on some larger, more time intensive pieces now -and making monotypes tomorrow!

Oil on canvas, 4″ x 4″ $75


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InLikeALamb

30 in 30 Day 27 – Deep Water

Oil on canvas board, 7″ x 5″

A small fish is better than none.


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DeepWater

30 in 30 Day 26 – Three Sisters

Oil on canvas, 12″ x 12″


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ThreeSisters

30 in 30 Day 22 – Petrichor II

Starting to think I might actually make it all the way to day 30!

Petrichor is one of my favorite scents. Don’t have a lot of opportunity to experience it in Denver. We get a few dramatic rain storms in the summer months, but the danger of hail keeps me with one eye on the vegetable garden when it happens – can’t just relax and enjoy it. My youngest daughter tells me it has been raining in Richmond, Indiana for a couple of day now. In February! Hard to imagine.

“Petrichor II,” oil on canvas board, $49


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30 in 30 day 12 – Midwinter Dream

Painted last night while the snow fell outside. I keep wondering when my seed catalogues will appear in my mailbox. Do companies still send seed catalogues?

Oil on canvas, 7″ x 5,” $90 plus shipping


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MidWinterDream

30 in 30 day 24 – Drowning

Super late. Still hoping to catch up. We’ll see.

Drowning

Oil on canvas board, 5″ x 7″

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St. Jude’s Fish Farm III

Oil on canvas, 12″ x 12″.

St. Jude’s Fish Farm II

Oil on canvas, 12″ x 12″.

More progress

On “War Prayer.” I think it’s almost finished. There is still some awkwardness. Not sure how I feel about the cross-hairs. They may need to be red.

Work in Progress

Well, a small section of a work in progress- the bit that can be caught on the scanner bed. 

I’m working on this painting for a politically-themed show. Originally sparked by Mark Twain’s brilliant short work The War Prayer, I found myself looking through a box of my grandfather’s World War I stuff for inspiration. Among a bleak report from the division sanitary inspector ( the unwrapped French bread was loved by American soldiers but always getting unloaded on the muddy ground) , a brief history of the operations of the 1st division, and a June 19, 1918 memo on the exorbitant price of French foodstuffs, I found a poem. 52 type-written lines organized in 3 stanzas are written about “The Other Bird,” the guy on the supply side who wishes he was fighting. The last half of the last stanza:

 

I crave to take these burning youths

By their soft and tender hands

And lead ’em to the scene of hell 

That’s bound by moral hands.

But it’s too late now and they’re going back

These boys from the S.O.S.

They’ll be our heroes from “Over there,”

And we’ll stay till we rot, I guess.