Monday, May 28, 2012

Fallen Flower

In the final stages with this painting. I just set it into a frame and it looks really nice. The frame that I've had for several years is perfect. I'll post a photo of it in the frame later. "Fallen Flower" is the working title for now. Model- Chelsea S. 22x28

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

A couple of small 8"x8" paintings on panel. "Evening Fair" was painted after a trip to the Newnan County Fair last fall. I recently went back into the painting and made a few minor adjustments. "Cloud Study" was from a photo I took just outside my front door. I often shoot clouds for studies such as this but the photos rarely portray the cloud in it's amazing reality. This is a fun size to work in from time to time...quick and spontaneous...a chance to loosen up a bit. "Evening Fair"- $225 "Cloud Study"- $185

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

24x30 painting of dancer, Chelsea S. I like the upward glance and the juxtaposed angle of the tutu. I also like the off-centered point of interest. Continuing to play around with looser backgrounds and different brushes.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Baby Talk

Great to have new mom, Ashley V(B) back to model tonight at the drawing class...always delightful! Loved this pose and think it might become a painting soon. It was good from every angle. 12-15 minute conte and pastel. I was pleased with all of my drawings tonight...a rare event. Joan Baez entertained us.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

New painting of model Chelsea S. "Flight"...24x30. Been trying to loosen up a bit...also using more "flats" and "brights" along with my usual "filberts". Still a couple of minor edges to soften but pretty much done.

Thursday, May 3, 2012


New, on the board, unfinished painting of little ballerinas from the local dance school. I did a painting of a similar subject earlier and have been wanting to do another. This is it. 24x30. Hope to be finished sometime next week....maybe!