Two New Finished Paintings - bright, spring colors!

The Wine Drinker, acrylic on canvas panel, 16x20, 2009

I started this painting from a sketch about two years ago. I dug it out recently and reworked the colors but kept the composition essentially the same.

Staring at the Sun, acrylic on panel, 18x24, 2009
This painting was done a panel coated with a smooth acrylic gesso. Lately, I've been experimenting with different surfaces. I really like how the paint moves on wood panel - it's much different than canvas. I'm able to get more detail and blend the colors easier. Anyway, this was my ode to spring and the warmer weather to come.