Saturday, February 16, 2008


I am including a snapshot I took on location after completing today’s painting. The clouds had changed quite a bit by then but I wanted to show it anyway.

I also thought you might enjoy seeing this painting in one of my handmade frames. The oil painting measures 6x6 inches, and the framed size is 12x12 inches. I feel the frames give these little gems much more presence on the wall.

Thanks for looking. I welcome your comments. If you are interested in purchasing this painting (with or without the frame), email me at

Today’s thought to smile about:
Watching cloud shapes

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Blogger Nancy Van Blaricom said...

This, so far, is my favorite landscape painting you've shown. It says spring. Also it says that you make painting look easy.

7:40 AM  
Blogger Zack Thurmond said...

I agree...the brushwork in the clouds is more or one less stroke and it may have lost something. Well done!

6:49 PM  
Blogger Nancy said...

Toned panel: One of the greatest creations known to mankind. The frame looks so unimportant compared to the painting, indeed the painting looks casual and easy, the way a top ten model looks nonchalant, and therefore important, but the frame is somehow not exactly simple, or casual, but rather it looks awkward, not understated enough to stand back from the importance of the painting. My sister's maid was a professional belly dancer, when she added giving massages to my sisters husband, as one of her many talents, we let her go. Because the belly dancing capped the evening off beautifully for My Sister to enter stage left and bestow a message on her husband, not to be upstaged by the clumsy maid. The frame is an awkward outsider, you should let it go, it asserts an inappropriate intimacy. I would hang these paintings on a thin flat metal sheet, six by six on a twelve by twelve sheet; a copper or zinc plate, or even brass or bronze with a patina. Maybe even in a raw wood shadow box. Or whatever appears to be a simple vehicle for transporting the work. But not audacious decorated wood. -Carol

12:50 PM  

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