May 4, 2023
Some of my paintings
I paint with acrylics. Back when I first decided to paint (I used to just sketch with pencils), I chose acrylics because I had a very inquisitive cat that I knew would end up walking on one, and he did. My mother worked in oils, and I loved her paintings, but oils are a lot harder to use and require more planning. Also stinkier. Not for me.
A lot of my paintings are taken from photos by landscape photographer David Muench. (Not the one above of the pink flowers on the railing, though; that's from my own photo from a trip to Marblehead, Massachusetts.) I have several of Muench's books of photography. My paintings don't come out looking like his photos; they're just my interpretation. I tend to keep my paintings to myself because I think they end up looking a bit cartoon-like. I'm also not happy with how the photos of my paintings turn out because photographing paintings isn't easy to do.
Anyway. Here are a couple of related paintings I like that I did for my daughter Samantha. I even had them framed, something I don't do much because it's too expensive. If you want to see them larger, you can click on them.
Here's another of my landscape paintings that I like. It's physically the largest canvas I've ever done.
I like to paint flowers. The first is from a greeting card; the second is a David Muench. The third is a copy of a famous painting that my mother copied in oils when I was a child. Unfortunately, I have no idea whose famous painting it is. If you know, post a comment.
And finally, here's my favorite. It's from a calendar of photos of Monet's Giverny. This one hangs in my bedroom. Unimaginatively, I call it "Big Green Painting."
If you're interested, here are links to the other paintings I've posted here.
Painting a bunch of rocks
Life after death: I want to believe
This is just the start. I have a bunch more that I haven't photographed yet. Plus I've been working on two other series of paintings on and off for awhile. I promise that if and when I finish them, I'll post them.