Portrait of Dave Backus (2016). Oil on canvas (13x17in).
My colleague and friend David “Dave” K Backus died on June 12, 2016. As part of a series of events to commemorate his life and legacy, today we will dedicate a conference room in his honor. I painted this portrait for the occasion, based on one of the few photographs I was able to find (he was not wearing his NYU tee-shirt in the photo, that’s something I added).
Sunset (2016). Watercolor on paper (8x12in approx).
My Labor Day weekend production. (There was another one but it just didn’t work.)
Winter scene (2016). Watercolor on paper (9×12 in).
This is the 10th painting I post this summer. It will probably be the last, since I have a lot of traveling and work coming up in the next few weeks.
Study in green (2016). Watercolor on paper (9×12 in).
One of my greatest challenges is to paint trees, especially when there are several trees together. In this painting, I used masking fluid for some of the foliage in the background as well as the plant in the foreground.
Norwegian mountain scape (2016). Watercolor on paper (9×12 in).
I continue experimenting with masking fluid. In this case, I used it to produce the white shapes on the foreground.