Sunday, April 12, 2015

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Series of oil paintings on canvas



These paintings are hanging on my wall at home.

Friday, January 30, 2015

Another Series of paintings

City Scape oil painting

City oil painting on paper

Cubist painting with bridge

Cubist landscape

Mountain Town

Snowy Town 

Night Time Town

Western Winter

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Series Painting

When creating something, it's hard to stop at one.  Artists continue onward.  Monet's Water Lillies and O'Keefe's Flower paintings are stunning examples.
Like all things it eventually dies.

  Today I decided to start photographing some of my old series paintings.  This is the first of the series paintings, "Trees".

Monday, January 19, 2015

Working in 2015

2014 wasn't a good year for me in creating art.  Life was crazy.  At this moment, I'm ready to get more art work done.
Yesterday I bought 8 new brushes so that I can continue on a direction that I started in 2014.

Color! Mini paintings (8" by 8")  from 2014 reflect this color:

Colorful Landscape oil painting on canvas
Colorful Landscape oil painting on canvas
Colorful Landscape oil painting on canvas

These painting are not photoshopped for color.  I took photos with my ipad and the exposure was too light.  In Photoshop I toned down the brightness.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Chihuly in Denver

I recently saw the exhibit in Denver at the Botanical Gardens of Chihuly's gorgeous glass. I had seen his work in the past but not this much and not presented like this.

I knew the show would be good but in fact, it was better than I expected.  How often does that happen?

As beautiful as these photos are, the artwork in person was better.  It was a stroke of genius to display art glass in a setting such as the Denver Botanical Garden.  
It's an incredible display.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Drawing as a skill

line drawing by Charlotte Rossmann

Drawing is a skill, learned with practice but it's a hell of a way to spend your life.

and as others have said...

“We all have 10,000 bad drawings in us. The sooner we get them out the better.” 
― Walt Stanchfield

“If a restaurant offers crayons, I always take them and color throughout the meal. It beats talking to the people I came to dinner with.” 
― Stephan Pastis

“But it is a pipe."
"No, it's not," I said. It's a drawing of a pipe. Get it? All representations of a thing are inherently abstract. It's very clever.” 
― John GreenThe Fault in Our Stars

“Drawing things makes them seem more real and makes me feel more alive. It also makes me pin down and remember things - landscapes, season, weather, occasions, incidents, people - that would otherwise have melted from my memory.”
― David GentlemanLondon, You're Beautiful: An Artist's Year

“Most people don’t have shit… But paper and pencils are cheap, that’s why I draw.”
― Ida LøkåsDet fine som flyter forbi

“Eventually you will get into the habit of enjoying line as a language all of its own.” 
― Margaret StevensAn Introduction To Drawing Flowers

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Twilight, a special time

Soft colors as day is ending 
Twinkling lights

enchanting sparkle

deepening colors that catch the light

as day is ending and night approaches.

Art by Charlotte