Sunday, September 26, 2010

My father in law passed away

Today my father in law passed away which was unexpected and has caused a lot of grief in the family.  He was a wonderful man.  He accepted me into his family and I really enjoyed spending time with him.  We had a language barrier but we seemed to communicate well.  We picked on each other and had lots of laughs. He will be dearly missed. 
Otosan and I installing a stained glass window.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Early stages of oil painting

This is showing a detail of Gusty II just drawn up on the canvas and early stages of painting.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

2 Entry Ways

The following images are of stained glass in 2 entry ways in a house under construction.  The bottom right will be filled in with a stained glass panel. It is a good example of how the reeded glass distorts the field behind.  The idea for the design came from the surrounding alfalfa and grass fields, blades of grass being blown in the wind. Hand beveled and bonded glass throughout.
The sidelight in the next image is approx. 93" tall to help give some perspective to the size.  There is a blue tarp behind the glass.
The next image is a detail.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Monday, September 13, 2010

Hand drawn designs for stained glass

The following images show designs that I have drawn and presented to a client.  These are a little dark (I apologize).
I will show the client hand drawn images (the actual drawings are better than the pictures-I am not proficient at changing the image to look good on computer) and show glass samples to coincide with the image.  Sometimes I will color in areas to give example of where certain colors will go.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Details of Gusty II

I love these close ups.  They have a lot of texture and movement.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Painting or Drawing?

I had someone comment about this painting saying that he wished it were all painting and not looking like both painting and drawing.  Why can't a painting have both qualities?
I think that one thing that be said about my work is that it has bot painterly and drawing styles.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Images and similarities of the Palouse and my paintings

Moving to the Palouse area I notice similarities between the rolling hills, shadows and my painting.