Thursday, June 20, 2013

The Gentle Hour, Oil on Mounted Linen, 16x12

A thought occurred to me while I was setting up my easel yesterday morning just after dawn. It's not quite a poem. I don't write poems, but here it is:

The light and quiet of the gentle hour when I'm at peace with my paints.


Thursday, June 13, 2013

The Rendezvous, Oil on Linen, 12x9 (SOLD)
Up until yesterday, this was hanging at the Frameworks Gallery. My 2-person show with Derek Davis is hanging there until July 6. You'll want to see the show before some of the best work is sold.

Life at the Pace of Pigment
Paintings by Derek Davis and Tom McGregor
Frameworks Gallery
Ford Parkway and Cleveland Avenue, Saint Paul
Through July 6

Monday, June 10, 2013

Lofting Over Old Miss, Oil on Linen Panel, 24x18
(Revised 6/21/13)
Jerri Jo and I have painted here before. This time we brought our big linen panels. I thought the painting was pretty much done when we were cleaning up at sunset, I felt differently once I got it back to the studio. It had been a very grey day on location, but the sun did peek out for a couple minutes, so I mixed up a bit of the sunshine lit tree colors while on location, and roughed in where the sun lit the trees on the foreground island and distant river flats. On a grey day, it is easy to underplay the color, When the sun went back behind the clouds, I thought I had plenty of color on the sunlit passages. Once I got it back to the studio, I realized it needed much more color to capture what I remember being there and what I truly love about this location.