Thursday, August 18, 2011

Summer 2011 artistic creations

Here is a quick posting of some of this summers painting endeavors.
Above is a 4X4 oil on wrapped canvas.
This was a really quick landscape - probably took all of an hour.
Autumn Road - 5X7 oil on canvas board
Impressionist renditions of a pine cone from the front yard
4X4 oil on wrapped canvas
 Fantasy type vision of poppies in a sunlite field
5X7 on canvas board
 This is the second time I've painted this subject.
Midwestern rural farmstead
8X10 on wrapped canvas
Reflective walk
8X10 oil on wrapped canvas
 Freshwater pearls on knotted leather cord.
Hay Harvest - 8X10 oil on wrapped canvas   
homestead at twilight
8X10 oil on wrapped canvas

Sunday, May 22, 2011

water valve...spigot...faucet

My most recent completed work.
oil on stretched canvas, 8X10
completed May 11, 2011

These two snapshots show the faucet while under construction.
The glass of wine was an added treat that evening.
A bit of a celebration for my teacher's birthday.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Bluebonnet study

Bluebonnet study - impressionistic interpretation
oil on canvas
completed 8/11/2010

combed bird or parrot

oil on canvas
5 X 7
completed 8/11/2010

Sunday, April 17, 2011


4X6 oil
canvas board
completed early spring 2011

Friday, February 25, 2011

A Rocky Pass
oil on canvas board
8 X 8
completed Jan 2011

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Autumn Foliage

5X7 oil on canvas board

Autumn is my favorite time of the year. Trees in general fascinate me. This was a quick study that I enjoyed doing. Actually, I'm reminded of the poem I wrote in high school during my junior year. It was selected for publications in Young America Sings an anthology of high school poetry - Fall of 1975 published by National Poetry Press. It was also featured in Songs of Youth published - Summer of 1976. published by American Poetry Press.

Autumn Leaves
As the wind whispers its dreams through the branches,
Leaves of chestnut brown and ruby read stir quietly.
Each floating peacefully down toward earth;
A paisley blanket for winter's sleep.

Dorothy Bethke (Harp)