Friday, October 14, 2011
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Monday, September 19, 2011
This is a commission for a friend who spent time in Greece. The scooter has become the focus of the image but the subject hopefully still reads as a beautiful day on a Greek island. I had two umbrellas initially but, after some discussion with my studio visitor, I took it out. A new problem has come up: it looks like a red umbrella is riding the scooter. that will have to change. The shadows on the chairs are going to be shifted around as well. It's rather close to finished.
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Christina is sitting for this one. I wanted to get up close but make her anonymous too. Not sure what it will be about in the end but for now, I am prevented from making a portrait of things.
Seeing the two WIPs together is very helpful. The gesture in the first one is more defined. I'll have to go back in and fix that. I also took the picture with a laptop so it is a mirror image. Another interesting learning tool!
Monday, September 12, 2011
Saturday, August 13, 2011
The poppies have progressed and a couple of other pieces are under way now. One is an experiment in color. My reference is a black and white photo. My hope is to create a believable setting with a full pallet. BTW, the date on the image is all wrong.
Sunday, July 17, 2011
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Last September, I moved my studio into my apartment where I would subsequently neglect my vocation for many months to come. In June, I found a new studio that I love! I'm settled in and have been working. Unfinished paintings that were growing stale have been finished and I have a lengthy to do list that I'm quite optimistic about. I hope to have a good run in the new space!