Oil Gallery

My love affair with oil painting began in the late 1970’s with Priscilla Hauser’s TV program. I love the way they move,their vibrant, clear colors, the smoothness, clarity, even the smell of oils!

One of the difficulties of teaching and designing is constantly painting at a level will appeal to the ‘masses’. One tends to neglect their own growth as an artist. To combat this I take classes, studying and pursuing oils on canvas. I do not take commission work and I do not paint for profit or sale. It’s for my pleasure and growth. It’s become a sanctuary for me.

I use 5 or more photographs to compile one painting. After the design is planned, the under painting is done in one color plus white. This establishes lights and darks. It also shapes and forms the painting. This is where problems are resolved. Several of the following paintings have the original photograph linked for your viewing.

Under painting is the foundation of the process. When it’s complete, glazes are applied in warm and cool colors then topped with opaque colors. The color of the under paint unifies and influences all colors that come after it.

Several of these works have a link to the under painting so you can experience it more fully. Sorry, there are no instructions for the following items, no packets or books, nothing for sale. Having these on my web site is my way of sharing my passion for the art without limitation, I hope to stir the artist in you in some way.


Children
Sisters
My Brother & Me 1955
My Knight
Koi Pond
Homeward Bound
Joel
Violin
Me & Ol' Paint
First Baby
Damsel TaMara
Llydia
Gypsy Girls
Sarah
Age of Innocence
Deborah

Still Life
Wine Press
Wash Stand
Old & New
Music of Life
Quiet Corner
Vineyard
Spring's Hope
Bowl of Roses
Miscellany
Veggie Gardener
Just A Girl
French Hens
In A Little Cafe
Grape Harvest
Le Fleuriste

Vintage Baker
Stomping Grapes
Studies
After DeBlaas
After DeBlaas
After DeBlaas
After DeBlaas
After Alma Tadema
Dancers

A Paris Veranda
A study after Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema
A study after Pamela Kay
A Paris Florist
The Grounds Keeper
study

The Bead Party
After Pamela Kay
Cherub Header
study
C. Klein
study
Lyre
study
A study after Christie Repasy
on a chippy wood panel
Inspired by a Vintage etching
study

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