Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Again with the Bicycle

I am looking for something to make it pop in this final stage...

Monday, July 26, 2010

Building Bridges

I have some cool references for the GG Bridge so I am doing a mini series in the style of Wayne Thibaud.
I call the style "thibeaudacious" and am thinking of calling the series 'Bodacious Bridge". This could be too hoaky.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010


I'm painting bicycles in hopes of exhibiting them in September when the theme for Campbell's First Friday art walk will be "Cycle-mania", (or some such thing). Plus, I am in love with my bicycle. This painting is pleasant so far but not anything beyond that yet. Pleasant just may be its destiny, but I'd like to make it something more. We'll see.

This Painting Needs a Title

I am just a few strokes away from signing this piece. I need a title, something more charming than, Back view of Woman with Guitar Morphing out of Her Back with Cigar. I am pleased with the transition from flesh to wood on the left . I had a distinct edge on the guitar until an observer commented that he would make the transition softer. So I did and I like it very much. I've taken many suggestions for this piece and they have all been useful.
Anyhow, the fabric and the cushion in the background are on the final punch list. The requirements for the fabric are lose and expressive.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Emerging Guitar

Rendering the guitar as it coexists with the figure was less challenging than I thought it would be. Next, I'll focus on creating a graceful, delicate hand. Currently, our subject suffers from a seinfeldian manhandedness. I also want to readdress that chalky white-ish blob on the right that was meant to suggest the surface of an upholstered bench.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Enjoying the Process

Though I left my camera at home yesterday and I have no image to share, I wanted to note that I am enjoying painting more than I have in years. It is a good feeling. Oh heck, I'll show you my studio again...this is the dusk view.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Le violin d'Ingres

I rendered the face on this more than might have been necessary and then scraped away the mouth and chin. My next session with her will hopefully resolve that issue and resolve the hand too. (See Nov. 2009 post called, "New piece inspired by Man Ray")

Fountain Slideshow

I love putting together slideshows because I can see the progression of my work. Plus I like to pick the music.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Totally Really Almost Done

Instead of thinking about the past deadline, I have been enjoying the process of painting. I don't paint long but I do a little bit several times a week.
Attached is an outside shot of the new space. 409R E. Campbell Ave. Campbell , CA 95008

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Getting used to the new studio

I have been working in a new space for a couple of weeks and it's going well and this piece still evolves.

Monday, May 31, 2010

Really Almost Done

So the 28th has come and gone, but still I have my eye on the prize. I worked in a new space last weekend and being there made me think that it might be time to set up residence. I was fantasizing about it all week. When I went in on friday to paint, the proprietor had the space in a state of "flux". So, no painting. LSS... As odd as it might seem, this was my cue to move in. Stay tuned.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Almost Done

I have had this damn thing in the studio for ever and I have mostly ignored it. However, I put some work into it this week and have a firm deadline of May 28.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Portrait of Guilt

A while ago I was asked to do a portrait for a movie prop. The portrait was that of a dead woman who haunted her son through his guilt. The portrait was to hang above the mantle and intimidate like a matriarchal ogre. I think I was able to capture the fierce powers of intimidation that this character possessed.

Portrait for Sarah

Wednesday, February 17, 2010