Thursday, February 24, 2011


Zippo | 6"x6" | oil on hardboard

I found a new painting challenge website this week, and was drawn to the image like ...a moth to a flame. A Zippo flame that is. The classic shape of the Zippo lighter was created in the early 1930s and was popularized throughout America and the world after American soldiers carried them in WWII.

Part of the painting challenge was to paint the photo using only three colors–Ultramarine blue (a deep royal blue), Burnt Sienna (a deep rusty color), and Titanium White. You can check out a ton of other interpretations by going to the DPW Challenge. There are currently 99 versions, and counting.

Interested in buying Zippo?

Monday, February 7, 2011

Bill's Apple Blossoms

Bill's Apple Blossoms | 6"x6" | oil on hardboard

It seems like the right time to post something that gives us all a little glimpse of spring. Especially considering it is 4 below zero outside as I type this.

My neighbor has a couple young apple trees and these blossoms are from this past spring. It won't be long and we'll be looking at them in bloom once again. Right?

Interested in buying Apple Blossoms