Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Monday, August 29, 2011
Sunday, August 28, 2011
I found something that I wanted to clean up after photographing this piece. So one more session and its done.
Friday, August 26, 2011
I'm revisiting some older family photos and painting some . This is my grandmother walking up to the door during a holiday gathering. She loved being photographed or maybe she just tolerated me taking the photos.
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
A friend recently caught this image while on vacation in the Fort Davis area. This the second exploratory sketch.
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Usually on a Friday after work I will sit outside and paint the sky. Its just me and the clouds. A great way to start the weekend.
Monday, August 22, 2011
Sunday, August 21, 2011
Saturday, August 20, 2011
This painting was inspired by a photo of African children in a shanty town. A coworker traveled to Africa with her church and shared the photo with me..
Friday, August 19, 2011
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
I worked on this little study during my shifts at the gallery this past weekend. I paint while standing there and it does make it easier to problem solve. The lighting is also better. Berkeley Pier in Berkeley CA. My shapes don't read yet but of course that is the purpose of the study.
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
I limited my focus in this one. I first approached it as an abstract image. Second I wanted to make it readable as a dock scene. I also worked on site for about 3 hours. I think I will next work with the study done on site as my "photograph".
Monday, August 15, 2011
An interesting man strolling along the seawall. This is the initial watercolor study. Pastels come to mind with this one. The tilt of his shoulders and the fact that he wore two different colored gloves attracted me to him.
Saturday, August 13, 2011
Thursday, August 11, 2011
I must say that I like the watercolor better. I'm too tight with the pastels and the watercolors allow me to accept a stroke that goes bad.
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Monday, August 8, 2011
Sunday, August 7, 2011
I'm working on this image in pastel. This is a mid painting study that I did in watercolor. I was trying to understand the eyes and shape of her face. This little one was at one of our gallery openings and of course hanging onto daddy.
Friday, August 5, 2011
The study for this one was posted about a week ago. This is the first attempt in watercolor. Locale is Half Moon Bay, California.
Thursday, August 4, 2011
I'm enjoying the florals these days. I started this one last Friday night and finished it up at the gallery that Saturday. Its from the Fort Bragg, California botanical garden. I hope to be there painting next month.
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
I got lost painting this little one but I still liked the results. When painting the ocean surface paintings I have to pay attention to the flow of the surf. I got lost and improvised.