Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Blue Nude Series

Oil on gessoed paper, 11"x8.5"
Here is a male figure in this series that I mentioned in an earlier post that I wanted to do. I am having so much fun painting these figures. I have darkened the background for the male figure for a stronger punch.

Oh, I dropped the painting and smudged the background, so I added the white line for a coverup. I have omitted that in my female paintings. So I may have to go back and see if they need this element.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Blue Nude Series

Oil on gessoed paper, 11"x8.5"
This is another small painting in my "Blue Nude" series.

Monday, November 23, 2009

I have been trying to post tonight, but is not uploading my pictures. I will try again tomorrow. Happy painting everyone.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Lots of prep work in the studio tonight. I have several ideas/projects, large and small, going on right now. More to on my small figure series to come this week and I am adding the male figure due to popular demand. I hope to post as I go along as this will be a short week due to the holiday coming up soon.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Saturday Figure Drawing Class

This drawing is done with a blue and purple ink washes that I watered down and handled like watercolor. I like the effect and of course the drips. I got some great drawings and look forward to developing them into my small paintings.

Friday, November 20, 2009

I went to the Woodlands Art League meeting lastnight and our guest speaker was Linda Wassell who is a master picture framer with Fine Art Services, who also does conservation on paintings and frames. She was an excellent speaker and was very informative on matting and framing. Please reach her at 832-928-9512.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Blue Nude with Background

I wanted to convey in this painting the difference between the background and the figure. The red backgound is wild and alive. While the figure in quiet a quiet repose.

Monday, November 16, 2009

The Reveal

Art Challenge #21- The Reveal
The Artist Challenge

November 14th, 2009

‘ The anticipation is beyond what I can put into words! I have waited as a gentlemen should wait. The truth is all I ask you reveal…”

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Mixed media on watercolor paper, 20"x15", Sepia Ink, Watercolor Magic, black Conte drawing stick. The model is Patricia from the Saturday class. Love her funky dreadlock hairdo.

Friday, November 13, 2009

On Picasso

A quote from Picasso from the book "Picasso on Art, A Selection on Views"....."I only paint what I see. I've seen it, I've felt it, maybe differently from other epochs in my life, but I've never painted anything but what I've seen and felt. The way a painter paints is like his writing for graphologists. It's the whole man that is in it. The rest is literature, business of commentators, of critics".

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Oil on cardboard, 11.5x8.5
My mission was to work on painting flesh color and as you can tell I wiped it all off! Also I was also working on painting the eyes and ended up happy with the results. Oh and I took off a few years too. hahaha....Being the artist I can do that.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Sepia Ink on paper
This is a drawing I did in the Saturday Figure Drawing Class. From my angle, the model is in a very awkward pose although she said she was confortable. I just love the lines that the pen and ink will produce.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Fall Art Show at "Studio in the Woods"

Oil on Paper, "Lost in Thought"
These two paintings were accepted into the:
Fall Art Show at "Studio in the Woods"

Framed and ready for purchase

Oil on Paper, "Backside Nude"

Friday, November 6, 2009

This is a study of 3 figures on Bristol paper.
Today I wanted to play with pen and ink as I haven't done that in years. Here I am using sepia ink for the figures. For the background I used a very nice Chinese brush that was a gift from my brother in law on his visit to China last year. The drawings are from the Saturday drawing class that I have been attending and I want to try out the pen and ink technique there. I really like the graceful lines using the pen.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

I have been fighting a cold and it has been taking it's toll on me this week. A friend suggested that I get Zicam chewables and I am feeling better today. So I was finally able to get in the studio today and tone an array of sizes of canvas, boards and paper. I like painting on paper, even cardboard too. I know it isn't the best, but if Toulouse Lautrec can do it, so can I. Well that is what I tell myself to justify it.

Monday, November 2, 2009

In Grandpapa's Hands

Oil on Amperstand board, 20"x16"
Here is the final painting of "In Grandpapa's Hands". Wow, what a struggle this painting was. I hope the tenderness and security comes through that I saw in my initial photograph that I took of the 3rd generation in my family.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

On the Easel

Oil on canvas, 16"x20"
"On the Patio"
Can you make out the patio? It is of course one of my favorite places! Starbucks of course!!!...Well I was having some tea one evening enjoying the rest of the day and had to decide on my next painting for "On the Easel". I have been wanting to paint outdoor scenes and thought "why not?". As luck would have it I had my camera and took a snap of the patio. Here is just the initial block in stage. I have to have the line drawing in before I can work. Thats just me.