Contemporary oil paintings from a studio located deep in the West Hills of Portland, Oregon

Monday, November 1, 2010

Afternoon Delight

8"x8" oil on panel $400

This is one of two pieces that were painted for an upcoming show called "Small Treasures at the Little Gallery" with the "Little Gallery" in Bellingham, Washington. I've only painted on panel just a couple of times, and even at this small size, (8"x8"), it is bigger than any other panel I've previously painted. It's a very different experience than working with canvas and I found myself completely absorbed in my work. I thoroughly enjoyed it! I am able to get detail and fine lines that I found elusive with a textured canvas. This may revolutionize the way I paint in the future.


  1. beautiful painting! i love the birds, so small yet so integral to the composition. i'm about to start my very first painting n board. i hope i enjoy it as much as you did.

  2. Thank you, Suzanne. Good luck with your work!

  3. What do U mean by board? Masonite coated with gesso? I like the birds, first sign of life I have seen in your paintings. What green did U use in this painting?

  4. In this case, I used Ampersands Gessobord, Museum Series. The green was several glazes of different colors, mainly Phthalo Blue, Prussian Green and Naples Yellow Light.