Monday, August 25, 2008

Summer Boys

As you can see, I'm working on the value contrasts and further refining the image.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

This is the second visit with this piece. Its getting there.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Summer Boys

This is inspired by a photo that I found on a coworkers desk. I liked the body language and colors so I decided to paint it. This was my first nights work. I sliced the body on the left because I like odd numbers. My desire with the tallest person and the guy to the right is to keep you in the picture.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Willie K Study II

This is the study for my second painting of an old family friend named Willie K. I'm inspired by the Charles Reid style of watercolor paint application. I try and let the paint do what it was meant to do. I'm debating about what medium to use in the final piece. Maybe oil.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Cat Sitting

This is not finished I still have to work on the skin tones for the boy and the fur on the cat. It was inspired by a photo of a young boy at an adult party. He clearly had found better company than the adults. It gives me a sense of the sweetness that only young children have.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Street Workers Almost Final

The study for this painting and its progress were posted earlier. I am in the nit picking phase with this one. The best lesson an artist can learn is when to stop. This was a scene from the inner city of San Francisco. I was drawn to the image by the steam rising from the ground and the colors of the warning jackets.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

The study for the final painting. $20.00 pastel 1 by 3 inches

This painting is in the contemplation stages. I may work with it more or leave it alone.