My ongoing oil painting journey...

Still cold and gray here in Maine. Such a contrast to the colors I mix on my palette which is a good balance for what I see out the windows. Bright colors just make me happy. 
One of the most important things I have learnined is not using black paint, but creating the darkest darks by using Ultramarine Blue, Alizarin Crimson and Phthalo Green.

Down East Sunrise
10" x 10" oil on deep wood panel 

Great Blue Heron
10" x 10" oil on deep wood panel