Friday, April 10, 2015

African Violet in Yellow Bird Pot

African Violet in Yellow Bird Pot
6x6, Oil

I find these African Violet scenes with colorful pots delightful. Always a story going on with in the pottery. Visit my website to view more paintings. SpohnStudio.com 

Pet Portrait

New Pet Portrait
6x6, Oil

Just finished this new pet portrait. Since it is a small size I had to work with small brushes. Seems more stressful to me... but probably because I like my larger brushes better. I think the colors and pose of the dog turned out well.  View more of my paintings on my website- SpohnStudio.com

Pet portrait revised- made a few changes. Lighting maybe a bit light on this photo, but you can see some of the changes I made to the dog and some value changes.

OK, below is the final version of this pet portrait.

Actually the colors are brighter in person.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Poppy Patch & Summer Abundance

Poppy Patch
6x6, Oil

The poppies are not blooming here yet... but they are unfurling their leaves and getting ready for their springtime growth spurt. I love to watch poppies nodding their heads in the summer breezes, their delicate paper like petals tossed all about. Visit my website to view more paintings or to purchase this piece.  SpohnStudio.com

Summer Abundance
6x6, Oil

Most of my gardens are over-flowing with flowers. I cannot pull out a weed flower, which is a self-seeded flower. I seem to always have grand plans for a perfect flower garden and then it becomes over crowded with self-seeded plants.  It all seems to work out just fine though... I have plenty of flowers.

Monday, April 6, 2015

The Scent of Flowers

The Scent of Flowers
Oil, 26 x 14 inches


I have been working on a new painting that will be entered into 2 shows. The Valley Visions show held locally at the Salida Steamplant and an online show 'Art for Animals' by Navs.org/art. I just finished painting it today. Of course it needs to dry and then I need to varnish it. The background is a bit more subdued in reality. Not certain why the camera was picking up that purple color so intensely.  Visit my website to view more paintings and to find out more about this painting. SpohnStudio.com

Friday, March 20, 2015

Flying with Caryl

Flying with Caryl
8x10, Oil

Flying with Caryl - revised version
8x10, oil

Another commissioned painting, that I finished today, such a bright and happy plane. I am certain it would be a joy to watch it flying by. Visit my website to view more of my paintings. SpohnStudio.com