Thursday, July 23, 2015


"Salsa"  ,  15"  x  16"  , Oil Painting
by John Kelley

Here are some process shots of the above.   This is very close to finished but I'm sure I will make some adjustments over the next few weeks.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

"Summer Produce"_Oil_Painting_by_John_Kelley

"Summer Produce" by John Kelley
6" x 12" Oil on Panel

Sometimes I have left over pieces of panel that suggest a painting to me.  I had some of these 6" x 12" leaning against the wall and when the summer produce started to come in they seemed just about right for my needs.  As always, the digital version is way oversaturated compared to the actual piece.  I did try to bring the saturation down but going to far always does other things to the photo that I don't like.  Real life is always better both visually and in every other way.  I often wonder if this internet generation is going to look back on life in their old age and have no real memories....not sure how I got off on that tangent.  Anyway, I got to spend all day yesterday with these wonderful little miracles. I hope I did their beauty justice.