Wednesday, January 28, 2009

New painting underway of model Chelsea. Large, 30X40. Working off of the blue with cool tones in the flesh and shadows. I hope to have this one in the March show.


Life drawing from Monday's class of Maggie. 15 minutes conte and pastel. Nice bones!! Maggie's great to draw...good poses...nice long lines.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

The Fallen

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

More obelisk...

Detail of current progress. 24X36.


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 daughter for the upper half. The obelisk is a monument here at Oak Hill Cemetery.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Magic Slippers

Small still life of ballet slippers. 11X14

Farm in Fog

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

New Scan

I've had "Aura" professionally scanned...gorgeous!! I plan to add a larger version on my website soon. This and several other personal works are going to be offered as limited edition prints...check the website in a couple of weeks.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Foggy Farm

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.