In the Crate 1

The beginning of a series of paintings of things in the crate.

In the Crate 1
In the Crate 1, 2013
Oil on canvas board
10″ x 8″
$300
I found this old Inglenook wine jug in the back room of my dad’s shop and he let me take it home to add to my collection of things to paint. I liked the green color and it had a nice shape. It sat around for a while and finally inspired me to paint it. Unsure of what to do for the background, (and after trying several different things) I finally decided on a little wooden crate I had. I put the jug inside, played with the lighting and here you have it — the beginning of a series of paintings of things in the crate. I didn’t really know it was going to be a series, but as soon as this one was done I realized I had other things that wanted to go in the crate to be painted, and so it began…

 

Tabasco

Spicy rum anyone?

Tabasco
Tabasco, 2012
Oil on canvas board
10″ x 8″
$200
This is a still life set up I did one winter evening. The background image it a bottle of rum that has a unique wicker wrap. Then we have the small foot stool, a couple sprigs from a Douglas Fir Tree and the bottle of Tobasco.
This is somewhat of a different painting for me because the oil paint was applied very thin so there isn’t much surface tuxture.

Spring Awakening

The tulips only last so long. Get ’em while ya can!

Spring Awakening
Spring Awakening, 6″ x 8″, Oil on canvas panel, $200
Spring of 2010 I saw this out in the front yard. The grass was long and the tulips were poking through; how cool! The old cans were close, but I think I moved them around a little bit to find the right composition. This little painting was a bit of a struggle, but I think I captured the light just right.

Cruisin’ Blues

Looking for something to paint I noticed this little scene on a shelf of knickknacks.

Cruisin' Blues
Cruisin’ Blues, 2013
Oil on canvas panel
8″ x 10″
$200
Looking for something to paint, I noticed this little scene on a shelf of knickknacks. I set up my easel and here ya go. The car is a little hot wheel and the bottles are those shot size bottles a person finds in hotel rooms. Along with this, I noticed about a half dozen other scenes that need to be painted. Let’s go!