Sunday, July 22, 2012

Labor of Love

Size: 8.5 x 11.5    Soft Pastel on paper

Just finished this painting this morning.  The inspiration here was of the blacksmith, Bill Printy, giving a demonstration to a group of young admirers.  Here, he's making vein impressions on the grapevine leaf by hammering the chisel into the heated metal. 

Now I have 4 paintings completed that will be in the "2 Iowa Counties" book I'm creating.  The goal is to have at least 80 to 100 images to publish.  I'd better get back to work.  Loooong way to gooooo!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Grape Cluster

Acrylic outdoor paint on metal surface.

The guy that commissioned this work had wondered into my studio in Bentonsport this Spring and asked if could paint the door to his barn.  He brought the door to me and here is the end result. 

I finished working on it here, behind the bank building at Bentonsport.  When the gentleman came to pick up his door....he seemed very pleased.