This is part of the marina in El Granada, California. The guy with the beard had a wetsuit on. It looked like they were headed out for a larger fishing boat or scuba diving. This one is simmering on the easel right now.
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Monday, November 29, 2010
This is part of my Boston cityscape series. We were in the Chinatown area. My focus in shooting during that trip was on the solitary person in a big city. I may tool with it a little more.
Sunday, November 28, 2010
Saturday, November 27, 2010
Friday, November 26, 2010
Thursday, November 25, 2010
One of our lawyers has a farm with pear trees. Every year she shares her harvest with the office. Another lawyer noticed these pears with great leaves and suggested that I paint them. This is the second painting from the three pears she selected. Thanks to Beth. I'm trying not to overwork my pastels and leave evidence of the pastel stroke. I think it projects energy.
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Monday, November 22, 2010
Sunday, November 21, 2010
Saturday, November 20, 2010
I grew up in a small town that still had the most quaint town square. The area reminds me of an Edward Hopper painting because their are no people. There is only the evidence of people. I have painted this scene many times in watercolor. This is the first attempt in pastel. Those of you in Commerce should recognize this area.
Friday, November 19, 2010
Side street in New York the air is crisp and the day is getting started. With that comes the noise and striking light on the truck.
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Monday, November 15, 2010
This is a sketch from the Tom Delay trial taking place in Travis County. I was drawing from the audience section of the courtroom. The guy in front of me is a reporter for a local paper. In front of him is a prosecutor questioning a witness.
Friday, November 12, 2010
This is the larger painting. The study was posted earlier this week. Still into the redwoods as you can see.
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
I think first and foremost that I am a figurative painter. This is s mixture of images. The girl I photographed at the first urban music festival. The water replaced the crowd.
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
This is the second painting that I worked on in my new studio at Austin Art Space. Whenever I look at a study I always want to go back in and fine tune areas. It's best to leave them as is to keep the "fresh" in the painting.
Monday, November 8, 2010
Saturday, November 6, 2010
Friday, November 5, 2010
On our way back from Fort Bragg we usually ride a few miles through these beautiful redwoods. We normally stop to smell the air and shoot a few pictures. This was the first study completed in my new studio.
Thursday, November 4, 2010
This is the study for two previous posts associated with coastal fog. In the pastel version I included a person to give scale to the rock formations. For reasons unknown I left the person out of the study. Its also interesting to see the differences.
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
This is a 9 by 12 inch study for a larger piece. The subject is a waterfall located in Bend,TX at the Colorado State Park. I remember when we were hiking down to it the park official mentioned that he had already seen a few rattlesnakes. I'm glad he did because this place was too beautiful, I did watch my step after the warning..
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
I posted the pastel version of this one last week. It's the third of three paintings of this image. My palette was less muted than the original version. This to me offers peace to the viewer.