Birds of Michigan series: Titmouse

Recently, I’ve been painting birds. I did a couple for one of the bathrooms in the house I live in, to complement a series of birdhouses that a roommate put up. They look nice together, along with the shower curtain that has…birds. I live where the birds constantly come and visit, due to the feedersContinue reading “Birds of Michigan series: Titmouse”

Plein Aire painting of Atoka Lake

I love to paint outdoors, and capture the feel of a landscape on site. This is a plein aire (outdoors on site) painting that I did awhile back of the trees at Atoka Lake in Oklahoma. I was fascinated by the textures of the lichen growing on the bark, and wanted to show it. IfContinue reading “Plein Aire painting of Atoka Lake”

Spring Road in Michigan

The other day, I noticed that there is a LOT of purple and green in the Michigan landscape. So, I set out to create a painting that reflects this: The real painting isn’t quite this purple in real life (this is a not-so-good photograph with glare; I need to learn how to take better picturesContinue reading “Spring Road in Michigan”

On painting landscapes

Mountain Stream, Pennsylvania  Oil, 16 X 20 on canvas boardI love to paint landscapes. I enjoy trying to capture the feel of water rushing over rocks, and the soft greens, yellow greens and grays of trees; or in winter, the russet browns and yellow ochres. On a trip to Pennsylvania two years ago, I tookContinue reading “On painting landscapes”