Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Painting Progress

Wow, I didn't realize what a big gap there was in the last time I posted and the most recent. I will try to do better. I am continuing working on a portrait that began at Thomas Nash's Portrait Painting Workshop. I am also starting to work on a surreal painting, as well as some daily practice from life. I will try to post more frequently. These are poor pictures as our digital camera is out, and all I have is the camera on my phone. Still lots more to go, got to move the ponytail higher, details in the ear, hair and chest....I have to get more FINISHED paintings done and get a portfolio together!!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Lucy the Instigator

A small 4X6 oil painting of one of our pups. She is the sweetest, yet she is also the instigator of most scuffles. Just a quick, 30 minute painting.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Plein Air Painting 2

Did some plein air painting today, only my second one, so of course I have no clue what I'm doing. But the only way to get better is to practice, practice, practice. So here's the good, bad and the ugly....

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Face #19!

Face #19 is the same portrait as #18, but counts as another face because it was the second sitting. Thomas sat for another 2 hrs or so tonight. I would have liked to correct some errors, but time ran out. I learned a lot on this one as well. I walked away from it for about 2 wks as work has been hectic. It was very difficult to get going again, but about 30 min into it we were back in full swing. I will probably tinker around with it a little more before giving it to Thomas, but that's all I'll post on this one.
Oil on Canvas sheet, alla prima.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Face #17

Ok, so it's definitely turned into '100 Faces in 100 Days or so...'. Here's tonight's basic 'block-in' from my live model, friend Thomas Anderson. I got farther than I did on the others, so that's a good sign. We will do one more sitting to fix errors and add the details next week. I will replace this photo with the finished product when done, so check back.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Painting from Life

Here's a painting I did last night 'from life'. A friend of ours posed for about 3 hrs. It's obviously incomplete, but I hope to finish from some photos I took. I like the direction it's going. Face #16 for my 100 faces blog.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

New Painting!

For those of you who aren't aware of it, I'm painting 100 faces in 100 days. You can sign up for it here if you're interested.... To bring you up to speed, here are a few of the most recent paintings....

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Dave the Painting Guy Broadcast

For all Artists: If you haven't checked out Dave the Painting Guy internet show, you are missing out! I have learned so much since watching the show. So, go get self-educated! He is funny and entertaining....and, well...good! He broadcasts weekly, and you can literally learn to paint watching him. Here's the link:

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Self Portrait Sneak Peek

Wanted to start the new year with a self-portrait to document where my art capability is at. I think that's how I'll start each new year. Photographed one side to let you 'peek'....