Saturday, February 26, 2011

"Lion on Top"

sold
6" x 7"
Oil on hardboard
Winona, MN

Sign outside Winona National Bank. I remember, when I was young, my mom taking my brother and I to this bank. I'm not sure if my parents had an account here or not, but we would go up to the second floor where there were a bunch of stuffed African plains animals. All I really remember is the lion. I think the owners daughter or something went on safari hunts way back when... 

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

"Over the Hill"

7" x 8"
Oil on hardboard
sold
Winona, MN

This is the first in some coming paintings that I tried a new technique. Instead of painting on a white surface I began this painting on a black surface. It was very refreshing! The painting seemed to ascend out of the surface as the painting progressed, as if out of a deep cave. And I was bringing light to the places that needed light and leaving dark what remained. Interesting way to paint.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

"Sign of the Season"

7" x 12"
Oil on Hardboard
sold
Winona, MN

Wow. Over a month since my last painting. Must have been busy :) I hope to continue with some more painting in the near future. I want to be a little more diligent in my art.

This is a scene from downtown Winona. Snow on the ground. A sign that says "Keep Christ in Christmas" on one side and a feed the hungry type of sign on the other. A timely reminder of what's important!