Thursday, October 1, 2015

September in the Northland, Part 2

Here are a few more paintings from around the area this month.
Twin Ponds 2. 9x12 in., oil on panel.
$400 (click here to purchase)

Impressive skies have a way of making one know his place in the universe.
Duluth-Superior Harbor. 8x10 in., oil on linen panel.
$300 (click here to purchase)


I set up near the side of the street one morning to paint this. The light effect at sunrise is difficult to paint for a few reasons: it only lasts 10-15 minutes, and then the colors in the scene change entirely; you have to quickly stare into the bright sun and sky to observe the colors and gradations and then back at your painting, which is often in shadow; and lastly, paintings of sunrises can look twee if you don't adhere very closely to nature. It's so easy to add a little too much bright yellow/orange/pink, and overdo it.
Mrs. Strickland's Things. 12x16 in., oil on panel.
$720 (click here to purchase)



This is a still life I've been working on for a while. The pottery is from Mexico, circa 1916, and belonged to my great-grandmother's best friend.
 Update: Just a quick on-the-easel photo of another Brighton Beach painting.