Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Morning Tea

A little cup of tea with a peony on the tray.  My morning starts with coffee and an ellipse.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Playing for Pizza

After hearing that Peyton Manning had rejected playing at Miami and Seattle, I realized I had a scoop!  I think he has fled to Italy to the Italian League.  The favorite son of New Orleans has probably read the John Grisham novel, Playing for Pizza.  This will disappoint fans in Denver, San Francisco, and Tennessee. 
After reworking my painting posted earlier, I believe I painted Peyton Manning having breakfast.  I could not get away from the idea.  I think this version is stronger than the first.  It is funny how the photograph will show the flaws, as if seeing it through the lens is truer than first-hand with the lens of the eye.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Morning in Certaldo

Reading the morning paper in Italy, this couple enjoyed the warm sunlight.  Although the painting has a central subject, I really like the composition of the lights in a pinwheel.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Poppy Season, Spring Has Sprung

Today's work is poppy red, mining all the vast tonal selections of tubed reds.  We are just about to have poppies here at the ranch.  Some bluebonnets have started to bloom.  Best time of the year!