We have a cherry tree blooming in the back yard. This is a painting of some of the blossoms. Two weeks ago, they were just little white flowers, but now they show a little bit of pink color in the middle.
Oil on 18″ x 24″ canvas board.
I used a reference for the moon for accuracy, and painted the rest from imagination.
10″ x 14″ oil on stretched canvas. I was taking pictures of flowers last Autumn, and was happy to run across this honeybee. I think it must have been dying, because it wasn’t moving very much. The close-up feature on my camera worked out pretty well. and I was able to get several good shots of the bee, including the one I based this painting on.
This is painted on an 18″ x 24″ canvas board.
This is another oil on stretched canvas, measuring 20″ x 24.”
I was asked by a friend to paint a lotus pond with a buddha, and given some photos as suggested reference.
I used a couple of those and combined them with other photo references I found on the web. The background came from my own photography of my backyard trees. This painting took me forever to complete, but I’m fairly happy with the result.
This is a road close to where I used to live.
It’s just a 12″ x 16″ canvas board that I painted very quickly. I was trying for an impressionistic look, but it just came out looking kind of “blobby.”