Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Birds of Paradise

This is for Virtual Paintout November 2016, Tijuana. It's oil on A4 canvas board. Google link is (ref).

Monday, October 31, 2016

Riverview Rd

This is for Virtual Paintout November 2016 challenge, New Foundland. It's oil on F4 canvas panel. I chose this scene (ref) trying to capture the blue of the river in Reidville in New Foundland.

Friday, September 30, 2016

Girl at Dutch Wonderland

This is for Virtual Paintout September 2016 Lancaster County PA challenge. It's oil on 8x10 canvas panel.

 At Dutch Wonderland there were many interesting people scenes. I chose this little girl because because of the good lighting, and the face is not blurred out. (ref)  I tried to use cool light with warm shadows.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Nordland Reflection

This is for Virtual Paintout August 2016, Norway challenge. It's oil on 8x10 canvas board.

After taking a few months off preparing for the Cliburn, I finally got back to picking up my paint brushes again. Norway has many wonderful scenes, and I always like water reflections, so this view was an easy choice for me. (ref) First I painted the canvas panel reddish brown. Snow is combination of yellow white for light and purplish and bluish grey for shadow. Sky reflection is combination of warm to cold blue and greys.

Sunday, January 31, 2016

High Street Bag Piper

This is for Virtual Paintout January 2016 Scotland chanllenge. It's oil on 8x10 canvas panel.

I started out my virtual travel in Edienburg around the High Street area, soon i saw this bag piper. (Ref) It makes an imteresting character study.

Wednesday, December 30, 2015


This is for virtual paintout December 2015, Educador challenge. Its oil on 10x12 canvas panel.

Link (ref)

Monday, November 30, 2015

Jumping In

This is for Virtual Paintout Nov 2015 Istanbul challenge. It's oil on 10x8 canvas panel.

In Google Maps I came upon a few kids jumping into the ocean on Kennedy Ave in Istanbul. (ref) It looks like something my kids would also do too, so much fun. The kids in the street view were of different built as well so it made a nice quick study on human body.