Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Genesis and Pritchard Road (in progress)

This is the initial rough in with this piece. The model has made her suggestions and Im working on them. Its fun to work with the model in composing the final image.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Early Spring Flowers (plein air)

Plein air piece done while sitting on my brother's porch. I should have edited out the stop sign because its right down the middle. Oh well see and learn.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Night Time Tree Shadows

I painted this little watercolor while sitting on my sister's porch in Commerce about two weeks ago. It was peaceful and the air was earthy. It was night time and the street lamps made for nice long tree shadows.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Two More Left

I made a salad so there are now two tomatoes. I used Yarka St.St Petersburg Watercolors on this one. Those paints are highly saturated with pigment. Fellow artist Robert Hickey told me about them years ago.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Commerce Square Plein Air

During my last trip to Commerce I spent some time painting and sketching in our downtown coffee shop. Its an interesting little space with multiple views of the square.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

The Muse (reworked)

I kept wanting to change this up after I had declared it finished. It wasn't framed so I spent two more sessions with it. I wanted to further define the shadows and light to convey movement.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Friday, March 18, 2011

Drawing in Progress

I'm spending some time with this one. The model knows me and she is honest in her critiques of my portraits of her. So I will sharpen it up a bit and post the finished version later. Happy Friday and thanks for looking in.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

A Tomato Painting and Show News

This one of two paintings that were juried into this years Austin Pastel Society spring show. I painted with Rembrandt Pastels on Canson paper.

The sixth in the tomato series,

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Jammin (in progress)

This is one I intend to have in my gallery space during the Art Beats reception on the 26th. This is where I was during my second session with the painting.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Guitar Man (Show Announcements)

This piece was juried into the "Art Beats" show at Austin Art Space. The theme of the show is music in celebration of South by Southwest. We will have a gallery reception (party) on March 26th from 6:30 to 8:30 come on by if you are around. The show runs from March 9th to April 2.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Orange Pepper 3

Another in the pepper series. The camera didn't record the color accurately for the top background. In person I think the values are cooler almost lavender in person.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Check This Out (In progress)

I posted the study for this painting last week. Just a few more strokes and I'm calling this one done. I was walking around downtown San Francisco and saw these two guys almost mesmerized by something on a smart phone. Of course I had to get the photo.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Commerce Sunset (almost done)

I'm almost finished nit picking this one. Maybe one more sit down with it and done.