Wednesday, December 05, 2012

"Hot Evening"

"Hot Evening" - Oil on Raymar Canvas Panel - 12" x 16" - $150

"As a fellow artist and I were returning to Cayucos from a day of painting, we took a different route and found this scene as the sun drifted down. With the promise of dazzling red-orange light, we began our paintings and added the effect at its height." --- SFG

For short-lived lighting effects, you must anticipate the change and have the painting developed enough to concentrate on the change when it comes. This is difficult because you often don't know whether it will get better or will fade, but with practice, it becomes a rewarding effort.

Sunday, December 02, 2012

"Afternoon on the Coast" -- 12" x 16" Oil on Canvas -- $110

"Afternoon on the Coast" - Oil - 12" x 16"

"The intense light and color of the California coast is always attractive to artists. This location near Morro Bay had an array of docks and boats on the narrow beach. I got there in time to paint the slightly reddened light of afternoon." --- SFG

Square canvases offer new opportunities for unique compositions and the unexpected format attracts the attention of gallery-goers.

Saturday, December 01, 2012


"Alight"  Oil on Raymar Board   5" x 5"    SOLD

"Just a few blooms on a table can inspire me as much as a full bouquet. Sunflowers and daisies are some of my favorites." --- SFG

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Small, simple works are great fun and are a fine way to start a painting session. Doing so encourages me to focus on the big shapes, planes, and values. Composition is just as important in these pieces as in larger works