Tuesday, October 31, 2006

# 199 Half Moon Over Mora

The moon is very special to me, I'm always stuck trying to figure out how to capture what I see, everything changes so quickly; clouds blow by, and the moon sinks, all with very little patience. Oil 10.00" x 15.00", to purchase email jon@jonconkey.com . JLC

# 198 Cornfield

I have been trying to figure out a way to capture foliage more quickly and still make them seem believeable. Cornfields have a "presence" when you are near them, these stocks were over 8' high, very dense, and rustled in the air as though they were talking. Oil on Linen 7.50" x 13.50". To purchase email jon@jonconkey.com. JLC

Sunday, October 29, 2006

# 197 Military Officer

The focused intent of this officer made me want to paint this image instead of a landscape today. Oil 6.00" x 7.00". Email jon@jonconkey.com for purchase info.

Saturday, October 28, 2006

# 196 Rooster and Hens

Perhaps this little snow scene will be a hit like the skier. Oil on linen 9.7/8" x 11.25". JLC SOLD

Friday, October 27, 2006

# 195 Distant Range

Though you can barely see them, there are mountains way back there in the distant haze. Oil 6.00" x 8.00". JLC

Thursday, October 26, 2006

# 194 Cross Country Skier

After today, this is how some folks will be getting around. Oil on Panel 13" x 17". JLC

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

# 193 Jicarita Valley

Mountains turn on and off like lights in this valley as the sun moves behind taller mountains. Oil 6.00" x 7.00". JLC

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

# 192 Sycamore Tree

These trees grow near creek beds, the smooth bark of this tree has beautiful grey colored tones that change with the seasons. Oil on primed Arches 6.00" x 8.00". JLC

Monday, October 23, 2006

# 191 Rio Grande River

This spot is right off the Highway near Pilar, NM. I tried to paint it once; failed miserably! Took a tip from William Wray, sanded the image down, and re-painted it; now I can sleep at night. Oil on linen 8.50" x 12.00". JLC

Sunday, October 22, 2006

# 190 Night in Tres Ritos

This is an exaggeration of the colors I see at night, I love the way the sky shines through the trees. Oil 5.50" x 8.00". JLC

Saturday, October 21, 2006

Dore's "Empyrean"

Gustave Dore spent 30 years of his life illustrating three great works; Don Quixote, Dante's Divine Comedy, and The Bible. This image is the highest heaven, the seat of God, as he imagined it from Dante's Divine Comedy. I used to stare at this image when I was young, wondering if he actually saw this as a vision for real; it has such great depth and vision. JLC

# 189 Pinion Stand

A little "plein air" piece by my studio, the sky was causing the pine needles to glisten in the light, I tried to capture this by leaving negative area between the trees. Oil 5.25" x 8.00". JLC

Friday, October 20, 2006

# 188 Chesapeake Dawn

My attempt to capture a pink sunrise over the Chesapeake Bay. Oil on Linen 8.00" x 8.00". JLC

Thursday, October 19, 2006

# 187 Sleepy Hollow

This is a favorite surf spot I used to surf at. Nearby restaurant lights shined across the beach, lit up the waves, making them easy to see and catch at night. This is at twilght with a cresent moon way off in the distance. Oil on Linen 8.00" x 12.00". JLC

# 186 Autumn

In some places the winds have blown all the leaves off already, but these colors are great while they last. Oil 6.00" x 7.00". JLC

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

# 185 Box Canyon

These falls are at the end of a box canyon in Harding Canyon, near Modjeska, in Southern California. Oil 6.00" x 10.00". JLC

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

# 184 Horse & Rider

Horses and riding events have always interested me, this practice run shows the form of the rider nicely; how the rider makes an "air-foil" for wind resistance by drafting off the head. Oil 8.00" x 11.00". JLC

Monday, October 16, 2006

# 183 Fisherman's Cove, Laguna Beach

This is a watercolor study of Fisherman's Cove, Laguna Beach, a short, rocky climb in between tides puts one in this special spot. Watercolor on Arches 7.50" x 11.00". JLC

# 182 Victoria Beach Sunset

This beach is a favorite skimboard spot in Laguna Beach, the tower has a spiral staircase inside of it, and has been a landmark at least since the 70's, it is one of many interesting places in this town to see; but require local knowledge to find. Oil on Linen 7.00" x 16.00". JLC

Sunday, October 15, 2006

# 181 Meadow in the Sangre de Christos

Today Lisa Haneberg, creator of "Chili Pepper High", a blog dedicated to the uniqueness of New Mexico, posted a small interview of me, profiling the reasons I started, and what success I have had with "Themeworks". This blog is about 1/2 way through my projected goal of 365 paintings in one year.

This painting is of an upper meadow facing "The Saddle", the mountain in the background. Oil on panel 9.75" x 11.75". JLC

Saturday, October 14, 2006

# 180 Road to Ocate

Cool evening light with an after-glow, these scenes only last a few seconds, after that, your on your own. Oil 5.50" x 8.00". JLC

Friday, October 13, 2006

Thursday, October 12, 2006

# 178 Silver Linings

A cloud study in the Mora Valley. Oil on Arches 5.50" x 7.50". JLC

# 177 Moonrise Over Canyon

Another night scene, these five trees were burnt in a fire earlier this year. Oil 7.50" x 11.00". JLC

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

# 176 Dawn Shadows

The first early hours always seem to make dramatic pictures. Oil 7" x 8". JLC

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

# 175 Girl from a Marching Band

Today I wanted to try another portrait, as though I haven't already done enough of them. They still remain my favorite type of painting. Oil on masonite. JLC

Monday, October 09, 2006

# 174 Eason's Produce Farm

Another piece from beautiful Easton Maryland, this guy had a very neat farm, and he allowed artists access to park and paint. Oil on Linen. JLC SOLD

# 173 Dudrow Farm

This is a farm in Easton Maryland, it is scheduled to become a shopping center. Oil on linen. JLC SOLD

Saturday, October 07, 2006

# 172 Harvest Moon

With a 24 hour power outage, I had plenty of time to watch them moon last night. Oil 5.50" x 8.00". JLC

Thursday, October 05, 2006

# 171 Across the Meadow

A nice view of our upper meadow going into the forest trail head. Oil 8" x 12". JLC

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

# 170 Moon Rising

I really like night scenes, I don't paint many, but I would like to get better at them. Oil 5.5/8" x 6.1/4"

Sunday, October 01, 2006

# 167 Humboldt Coastline

October's theme will be "long-view landscapes", I have a tendency to avoid big vistas due to the overwhelming information to take in...if they start to get to me, I will occasionally put up a portrait. Northern California has many miles of beautiful rugged coastlines to paint. Oil on masonite 10" x 15". JLC