Friday, December 10, 2010

I first did this drawing about ten years ago and yesterday I pulled it out and added a little color. I kinda like it but, as will happen, I can see some changes I can make.
Watercolor on Fabriano Artistico 300# paper 10 x 15 "

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Still more color! It is interesting to see these photos from a couple of days ago and compare them to the painting on the easel right now. This painting seems to be working and that feels good. Working on this piece reminds me of when I was a kid and was very happy just drawing. The pure act of drawing, no mistakes, no frustrations if it didn't turn out right, just drawing.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Okay, now we start to add some color. I am doing this by adding thin glazes of color and gradually building up color. Clouds have always fascinated me , from down here they appear to have mass and even be solid. They catch and reflect light much as we would expect but, being gaseous they fill with light and glow in a way that is quite unique and I find this challenging and exciting.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Cloud Value Study

This painting was originally to be about birds and as I was developing the values for the clouds it took on a life of it's own. This study was done to establish the lights and darks and I used Payne's Gray and White.
Acrylic on canvas 36x48"

Monday, October 25, 2010

Bass a la Cart

And now, for something a little different. This is a Bass I carved and mounted on wheels.
Initially the idea was to make a statement about the silliness that goes on in creating 'natural carvings'. But, as will happen the idea sort of grew on it's own. This is not a childs toy, this is a sculptural piece and is appreciated by artist and fisherman.
The fish is hand- carved from a block of Solid Basswood and measures seventeen inches from tip to tail. The entire sculpture stands twelve-and-a-half inches tall.
I am selling this sculpture for $350.00 USD plus shipping.
I also have a Pike to sell and am working on other fish. I would be happy to discuss creating a custom sculpture if there is a certain fish you are interested in. Thank you, Greg

Monday, August 16, 2010

The Summer Game

I'm putting the finishing touches (I hope) on this piece inspired by my son and his playing the beautiful game. He's the catcher in this piece and if I may so he's pretty good. I love baseball and better poets than I have written about the game so I'll refrain from trying to be too clever.
I hope this piece will be the starting point for more paintings.

Acrylic on canvas 36x48"