Friday, October 28, 2011

Alice's and More

I finished Alice's Restaurant as well as the woman reading that I posted a couple weeks ago.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Alice's Restaurant

I had a request to paint this local landmark. Here is the WIP.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Scooter Beach

Scooter Beach is done. As is typical, I am ready for the next project. But I think this is a successful piece . I hope my commissioner is pleased!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Scooter Beach

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

Woman Reading

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

New Work in Progress

Irresponsible to throw these all up together, I know; but this is what I've got..

Saturday, August 13, 2011


One more gondolier; I had him sitting around waiting to be finished and I finally finished him when I moved into the new studio.

Stairway in Paris

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

California Poppies WIP

Here is a 12" x 12" canvas on which I am learning the shape and form of the California poppy.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

New Studio

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!