Friday, November 24, 2006

Outlook 5x8 Watercolor


I like the mood of this painting. A young girl looking out on the waters of the Mississippi River lost in thought over who knows what? Her current situation? Her future? A crisis in her life? I often think when I look at people about what expereinces they have had in their lives that have shaped them, and continue to shape them, into who they are. People are endlessly fascinating to me.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Shading The Sun 9x12 Acrylic

It was a bright, chilly morning and this lady was holding a piece of paper up to shade the sun from her eyes. She glanced in my direction just as I snapped a picture. These are the moments in time that I love to capture in paint.

Monday, November 20, 2006

Saturday, November 18, 2006

Woman At Concert 5x7 Acrylic

From a concert in a park along the banks of the Mississippi River, again. The background was full of people and equipment, but I decided to focus on the lady and abstract everything

Friday, November 17, 2006

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

River Walkers 11x14 Acrylic


These ladies were walking in a park along the banks of the Mississippi River. In summer, there are always music festivals and goings-on. It's good to be in the right place at the right time.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Pictures At An Exhibition 5x7 Acrylic

I love to paint people going about their lives. I always carry a camera. I take pictures first and ask permission later. If you ask first, people become self-conscience and act like they are posing. It never works.  They rarely say no.

Monday, November 13, 2006