Tuesday, December 30, 2008

The Odd Couple

The Odd Couple
Oil on panel 8x10

I really like the similarities of the shapes, and the color contrast. The reflective imagery and light help move the eye around the piece. Again I am looking for the simple unique beauty that can be found all around us.
Enjoy, Jim

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Misty Creek, Great Smoky Mountains

Misty Creek, 36"x24"
Oil on canvas.

This studio piece was based on some small plein air sketches from a week long backpacking trip in the Cherokee National Forest.

Standing in this stream bed trying to capture the energy and feel of these deep woods was a great experience.
I hope I caught some of that emotion and overwhelming beauty in this untamed place.
This piece is available, to purchase click here.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Two Bulbs

Two Bulbs
Oil on panel

I'm am always playing with lighting in the studio. Using different combinations, for shadows and balances. They are usually laying around so I figure I might as well paint them.
Again thanks for looking and all comments are welcomed.