Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Benched Chickens

BenchedChickens(rev), originally uploaded by Tommy the Artist.

This painting of chickens on a bench is one of two such painting I have done this year. The second one was given to my Son and Daughter-in-Law as a house warming and Christmas present. This form of semi-abstract work is very popular now-days. I plan to paint more painting in this style in the coming year.

Saturday, December 03, 2005

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas, originally uploaded by Tommy the Artist.

First, you attend a watercolor card workshop. Then, you paint a watercolor painting of a winter scene. A little trick of using Corel Paint to change the watercolor to a woodblock print produces the card seen here. Just mount it to a card blank and send it to your friends and relatives. Merry Christmas, again.

Monday, October 24, 2005

David's Birdhouses

David'sBirdhouses, originally uploaded by Tommy the Artist.

David Cook's Birdhouses...A watermisable oil painting...Honorable Mention at the Artist in the Forest Show...I also received a First Place in oil pastel. Just luck I guess.

Sunday, September 11, 2005

Willie's Birthday

Willie's Birthday, originally uploaded by Tommy the Artist.

Willie Nelson's 2nd Birthday. Willie was born on the day John Cash died. He has been a pure joy to my wife and I. We look forward to many more of Willie's birthdays.

Friday, August 05, 2005

Five LittleTrees

Five LittleTrees, originally uploaded by Tommy the Artist.

David Cook and I paint out-of-doors each wednesday. This small watercolor is typical of the paintings I have done on these wednesday outings. They are not all this good but sometimes you just get luck.

Friday, July 22, 2005

Hay Bales at Two Rivers Park

Plein air painting is great fun and about the best way I know to improve your painting skills. David Cook, a great watercolorist and my painting buddy, and I paint out each wednesday. The watercolor shown here was painted at Two Rivers Park in Pulaski County, Arkansas near the Arkansas River and Little Rock.

Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Tree in the West

A Tree in the West, originally uploaded by Tommy the Artist.

This is a watercolor I painted on my new easel - a father's day gift. The colors are limited to sap green, yellow (aureolin), rose madder quinacridone and cerulean blue. The subject of the painting is entirely made up.

Sunday, July 03, 2005

Missy Paints

Missy Paints, originally uploaded by Tommy the Artist.

Missy Paints is a watercolor painting done from a photo I took in Italy in 2001 at Scheggino. Missy is a watercolorist from Fayetteville, Arkansas. This painting is really good - my instructor Amy Hill Imler liked it.

Saturday, June 04, 2005

Il Colosso...Roma

Il Colosseo...Roma, originally uploaded by Tommy the Artist.

The painting Il Colosso...Roma was taken from a photograph I took while in Rome. I only had six hours so I selected the colosseum as the one site I wanted to visit. The painting is based on a drawing done from the photograph with color added in water based oil paint. The final touch to the design was the addition of a glaze of transparent red in oil paint. The painting was developed in several glazes with a final glaze of liquin by Winsor and Newton, try it, it produces a very effective glaze over your painting.

Friday, June 03, 2005

Santa Fe Mail Box

SantaFeMailBox, originally uploaded by Tommy the Artist.

The photograph shown here was taken in Santa Fe, New Mexico during the time I spent in a watercolor painting workshop at the Ghost Ranch. My wife and I took a walking tour of Santa Fe gardens-they have gardens but little water to support then-during the heat of the day. I took many photos of the Santa Fe neighborhood we toured and was pleasantly surprised to find the mail box photo shown here in the batch I processed. I plan to submit the photo to The Artist in the Forest Art show in August. Maybe I will win a prize, hope so!

Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Logan's Landing...MSW Cantrell Gallery Summer Show

Logan's Landing is a watercolor painting done from an oil painting by Robert Henry Logan (1874-1942) titled "Rockport Fisning Shack", Circa 1910. My goal, using this oil painting as a compositional guide, was to produce a loose wet-into-wet watercolor painting. The watercolor is not a copy of Logan's original oil painting

Sunday, May 29, 2005

Willie Nelson Poses for his Portrait

Willie Nelson agreed to pose for his painting to be done by Jan Crummer, a well known Arkansas oil painter.

Saturday, May 28, 2005

White Dasies

WhiteDasies, originally uploaded by Tommy the Artist.

White Dasies is a memory painting. I just sat down one morning and painted it without reference to anything. The painting was accepted in the Mid-Southern Watercolorist summer show at Cantrell Gallery in 2004.

Scott Field Houses...Best of Show

The Scott Field Houses watercolor painting was purchased after the end of The Artist in the Forest show by Patty Crinner a well known Little Rock art collector.

Friday, May 27, 2005

Best of Show

Best of Show, originally uploaded by Tommy the Artist.

Tom was Best of Show in the Artist in the Forest art show in 2003 with an oil painting shown here. He was also Best of Show in 2004 with a watercolor painting.