Thursday, January 26, 2012

CC In The Summer (no.43)

8"x8"x1", oil on masonite

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Yet another rare recorded moment of the ever elusive CC waking up before retreating under the couch for the day. Again, her head is actually that big and her body is actually that tiny. Animal portraits are slippery slopes for me and I was terrified that, when showing the entire face dead on, it would come out as a tacky caricature. However I think it accurately captures the quietude and gentleness usually surrounding her. 


This is how it would look framed (actual painting does not include frame): 


  

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Blue Candle (no.42)

8"x8"x1", oil on masonite

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The orange glow created by the flame and its relation to the, one might say, "koolaid" electric blue candle wax caught my eye and inspired this painting.  I also "revisited" the windowsill from my third painting "Candleholder On Sill". My main objective for this painting was to not burn down our apartment while placing a lit candle near a curtain.  It's as close as I've gotten during this project to a high risk situation while photographing my subject.  Next: a wild bear.


This is how it would look framed (actual painting does not include frame): 

 



Thursday, January 19, 2012

Rasputin (no.41)

8"x8"x1", oil on masonite
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Rasputin is a black cat (kitten) belonging to a friend of mine.  He very much seems to enjoy this perch of his and I thought the morning light coming in from the window behind him would make a great dramatic painting...and I guessed right.  He is nowhere near as fierce as he looks and when he meows it sounds like someone stepped on a squeak toy.  And there you have it.  


This is how it would look framed (actual painting does not include frame):





 
 

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Back View Of House On The Edge Of The Cove, NH (no.40)

8"x8"x1", oil on masonite panel

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This is an alternate view of one of my previous pieces "House On The Edge Of The Cove (no.38)".   I enjoyed trying to capture the unique glow effect with paint (a lot of adding and taking away before I finally settled on the right amount of glare).  The light cast onto the backyard grass and the colonial look of the house inspired a nostalgic feeling of late summers from my childhood spent in New England.  I love being able to try my hand at different realist effects like this in every painting.           

This is how it would look framed (actual painting does not include frame):


Thursday, January 12, 2012

Lake Monomanoc Treeline, NH (No.39)

8"x8"x1", oil on masonite panel

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This could be considered the daytime counterpart to another painting I did a while ago titled "Moon Over Lake Monomanoc" and it also appeared in the background of one of the two origami paintings I did. This was taken sometime in June of 2010 on a beautiful clear summer day from the deck of the lake house.


This is how it would look framed (actual painting does not include frame):



Tuesday, January 10, 2012

House On The Edge Of The Cove (no.38)

8"x8"x1", oil on masonite panel


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This is still life #38 in my attempt at an ongoing "Painting A Day" challenge.  I took this photo on one of many visits to my friend's lakehouse in NH.  His house is hidden in a small cove and I repeatedly passed by this beautiful house on my right while kayaking out to the greater part of the lake.  I loved the dramatic lighting it got by being just on the edge with the sun hitting only one side and the cove darkening the rest.  I also love lake and beach houses in general, any kind of architecture so near the water is visually fascinating to me.

Best,

Michael

This is how it would look framed (actual painting does not include frame):


Tuesday, January 3, 2012

CC In The Morning (no.37)

8"x8"x1", oil on masonite

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This is a rare glimpse of my girlfriend's extremely timid little 17 year old cat CC.  She is almost never out and about during the daytime (usually hiding under the couch until nighttime when we settle in and she feels safe) so I thought I'd capture the moment.  She predictably fled after only a few snaps of the camera.  And yes, her head is actually that disproportionately large.

This is how it would look framed (actual painting does not include frame):