These represent a small portion of my output for galleries in 2009. All paintings are oils and painted alla prima (in one sitting) which for me means no more than 4 hours. All are finished work and all were sold this year in galleries. I am currently represented by ten galleries in the USA.
Hopefully by midyear next year I can post some of my production art in games which is 3d and digital although I manage to sneak in some oil paintings where I can.
The boat, the mountain lake, and the surf pics especially are outstanding. You've captured the bright, slightly misty air of the ocean perfectly. The last two images are also pretty good. I like the purple cast shadow in the street on the second-to-last painting. I don't think the church or the first mountain scene are as strong in terms of brushwork and color choices. In the forest stream painting, the perspective feels off, and it also feels as if the land is hovering above the stream.
Thanks everybody for taking a look. I agree some of the paintings are flawed; it is a product of my ability, or lack there of, when painting outdoors,to capture the scene in the short amount of time I have before the light changes working alla prima. It is part of the challenge and frustration of painting directly from life, and what keeps me coming back to it.
my favorite is the boat .. really nice , captures the moment very well .. love the expressive brushstrokes in the otherwise "dull" sky .. the water looks real and it's physical form looks very natural .. also very convincing pallette .
hey man these are great. in reading your posts, it became pretty apparent to me that you've been around the block, and know what the hell you're talking about. looking at these pics affirms my suspicions.
these are all really well observed and executed. in particular i like the 1, 3 and 8. great colors...
and again, id like to personally thank you for all the great info you've been posting around here lately. its extremely valuable info from an artist who's obviously been doing this for some time. i look forward to seeing more of your work.