Another Parrish

"Another Parrish"
6" x 8"
Oil on canvas panel
The sky and mountains intrigued me, as did the palm-like, yet deciduous tree. It was fun to think about painting this in Buffalo Grove, Illinois at Christmas time 2014, when the original was painted around a hundred years ago. This may be my last Parrish piece for a while, but I certainly enjoyed it.

Oh, and today's my birthday :-)


Winter Sunrise

"Winter Sunrise"
6" x 6"
Oil on hardboard
This piece is a lot like a Maxfield Parrish painting of the same name. I purposely tried to make a sky and mountains like his. The brushwork shows better in person, but you get the idea. 

Every now and then I like to slip into the shoes of an artist I admire by trying to paint one of his pieces. This one appealed to me because of the sky, mountains and the simple trees. It was fun to do and somewhat successful.


Maxfield Clouds

"Maxfield Clouds"
6" x 6"
Oil on hardboard
The sky bore a striking resemblance in shape and color to a Maxfield Parrish painting. I sculpted them in colors unlike my normal palette and liked the way they turned out.  

I searched my library for my Maxfield Parrish book and, feeling bold, decided to try to replicate one or two of his paintings.  I painted two landscapes that closely resemble two of his paintings. I wanted to see if I could nail any part of the paintings… so look in tomorrow to see for yourself.


Lantern Bearing Pierrots

"Lantern Bearing Pierrots"
12" x 12"
Oil on wrapped canvas
I tackled a project that was over my head, yet I finished it. The original Maxfield Parrish painting from 1910, done in a very limited palette, has always intrigued me, so I thought I'd try to make a modern day version of it. Well, it was tough. I'm being brave in revealing my effort, but realize it is merely that… an effort.