In the Crate 1

In the Crate 1

In the Crate 1, 2013
Oil on canvas board
10″ x 8″
$300

I found this old Inglenook wine jug in the back room of my dad’s shop and he let me take it home to add to my collection of things to paint. I liked the green color and it had a nice shape. It sat around for a while and finally inspired me to paint it. Unsure of what to do for the background, (and after trying several different things) I finally decided on a little wooden crate I had. I put the jug inside, played with the lighting and here you have it — the beginning of a series of paintings of things in the crate. I didn’t really know it was going to be a series, but as soon as this one was done I realized I had other things that wanted to go in the crate to be painted, and so it began…

 

Tabasco

Tabasco

Tabasco, 2012
Oil on canvas board
10″ x 8″
$200

This is a still life set up I did one winter evening. The background image it a bottle of rum that has a unique wicker wrap. Then we have the small foot stool, a couple sprigs from a Douglas Fir Tree and the bottle of Tobasco.
This is somewhat of a different painting for me because the oil paint was applied very thin so there isn’t much surface tuxture.

Spring Awakening

Spring Awakening

Spring Awakening, 6″ x 8″, Oil on canvas panel, $200

Spring of 2010 I saw this out in the front yard. The grass was long and the tulips were poking through; how cool! The old cans were close, but I think I moved them around a little bit to find the right composition. This little painting was a bit of a struggle, but I think I captured the light just right.

Cruisin’ Blues

Cruisin' Blues

Cruisin’ Blues, 2013
Oil on canvas panel
8″ x 10″
$200

Looking for something to paint, I noticed this little scene on a shelf of knickknacks. I set up my easel and here ya go. The car is a little hot wheel and the bottles are those shot size bottles a person finds in hotel rooms. Along with this, I noticed about a half dozen other scenes that need to be painted. Let’s go!