Wednesday, March 18, 2009


Two Amish women walking home in the afternoon were the inspiration for this painting because of their quiet demeanor and the relaxed feeling they evoked. I appreciated the simplicity of the moment, and tried to create a simple painting with the shapes, colors and composition. I wish I'd used a little more paint...I wonder if the spareness of the scene affected my use of paint.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Red Hot

This posting is of an illustration I did for a cookbook....I have been working on this project for the past several weeks and have one more painting to do. Since I paint people for the most part, I have enjoyed the challenge. Everything is shape, value and color, no matter what else it is, but this has been something different and that is always good for me. I get lost in my comfort zone.. I have also got some new paintings of people to post, and next posting will be of a couple of Amish women I recently finished.