Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Saturday, January 24, 2009
This is a life drawing of my daughter that inspired the previously shown painting(Obelisk). 15 minute sketch. It had the look of a young widow grieving over a fallen soldier so I titled it "The Fallen". Conte/pastel.
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Very early stages of a new painting. Mostly just underpainting at this stage. Some detailed work in the jeans and flag. Model is a combo of two models...my daughter for the upper half. The obelisk is a monument here at Oak Hill Cemetery.
Monday, January 19, 2009
I've done a study of the "fog" effect on the Roscoe Road farm. I found it a difficult effect to achieve. I'm used to painting in a full range of values, I guess, and the main focus of this painting is probably only half that. I like the study but have not decided whether or not a larger work will follow. Maybe. 11X14 study will be in the next Espresso Lane show.
Saturday, January 10, 2009
Sunday, January 4, 2009
This past Saturday I woke up to a very foggy morning here in Newnan. I grabbed my camera and headed out to shoot some reference pictures for future paintings. This farm, a couple of miles from my house, is surrounded by development and I fear that it will be gone one day. I've wanted to paint it for several years but earlier reference photos did'nt spark my interest. I like the atmosphere here and plan at least a couple of works.