I plan on changing the size of the form in the back right. I posted the study for this painting last Monday. I changed up the composition a little. Will post the finished version soon.
Monday, January 31, 2011
Sunday, January 30, 2011
Saturday, January 29, 2011
Friday, January 28, 2011
Thursday, January 27, 2011
This is simmering on the easel. I have already spent another hour on it since this picture was taken. California dairy country on Point Reyes.
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
I am still exploring this image. This is an 18 by 24 drawing that has changed a bit. I added a touch of color and darkened the values a little.
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
I like painting outdoor restaurant dining areas. The people if they are drinking are a lot more animated and comfortable. This person was alone or waiting for a lunch companion.
Monday, January 24, 2011
This is more a drawing than painting. I started out using charcoal but got tempted by the color at the very end. This scene is downtown San Francisco near the museum.
Sunday, January 23, 2011
Saturday, January 22, 2011
Friday, January 21, 2011
I didn't want to put wire on the posts because to me it wasn't needed. This is a California Holstein from one of the many dairy farms on Point Reyes.
Thursday, January 20, 2011
I have changed this one up just a little since this photo. But, the energy is the same. This is probably Glass Beach.
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Another in the series associated with those we are prone to ignoring. His face really struck me. It had a quiet dignity about it. I took a photo of him as he walked away.
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Monday, January 17, 2011
Sunday, January 16, 2011
I took this photo of a homeless guy recently. This is the resulting sketch. When I first viewed the photo I thought about this man's untold story. We all have one.
Saturday, January 15, 2011
Friday, January 14, 2011
Thursday, January 13, 2011
This is a little study in prep for a larger painting. Pam bought me a new set of Terry Ludwig pastels for Christmas. Of course I used them in this one. Its the cityscape set but the colors can easily translate into landscapes.
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Another painting inspired by the many music festivals in and around Austin. It was getting dark and the light was fun across their faces.
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Monday, January 10, 2011
For those of you in Commerce that read this blog, this field is right across from the Norris School many of us attended prior to and after desegregation. My mother's family also had a home near this land. The photo was taken during my visit for Thanksgiving last year.
Sunday, January 9, 2011
I know ...a little poetic license with the colors. I like to change up the palette a bit. Another painting of my friend Ruth's cooking pears from her ranch.
Saturday, January 8, 2011
I saw this lady walking around downtown Boston. What struck me about her was the bright red outfit and the one flower sticking out of her bag.
Friday, January 7, 2011
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
Monday, January 3, 2011
Sunday, January 2, 2011
Saturday, January 1, 2011
This is a practice sketch for a larger set of paintings. It's set in Boston, MA. The police were readying themselves for yet another protest march against our ongoing wars. I will work in both pastel and watercolor for this image. I took this photo just before the marching began. In the actual image the dominant color is the canary yellow of the police vests.