Friday, December 29, 2006

In Line 9x12 Acrylic

This is a drawing done with paint. A painted drawing. It is acrylic using only burnt umber and white. The woman was in line at a concession stand at an art festival. I couldn't resist the dress and black shoes.

Friday, December 15, 2006

Trisha 11x14 Acrylic

Trisha is a friend who I have known for a while. She was wearing this wonderful black dress. I asked her to pose for me. She sat down and struck this pose and that was that.

Monday, December 11, 2006

Imaginary Landscape 12x16 Acrylic

Sitting down at a blank canvas can be very intimadating. If you let it. The hardest part is the first brushstroke. After that, one brushmark flows into another and an image begins to take form, and then you have something that you begin to sculpt and correct as an image emerges. Then it is a cycle of putting in and taking out until you have said what you wanted to say. The hardest part is always getting past your own fear.

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Intuition 11x14 Acrylic

This painting is a departure for me. The painting is entirely out of my head. No model and no references used. I am looking for work that is meaningful, personal. The portraits are very meaningful for me, but I am searching for that inner voice I know is there when I look at a blank canvas. I am listening to that still, small voice of intuition that I hear whispering Imagination, Spirituality, Poetry.

Tuesday, December 5, 2006

Tonya 24x30 Water Soluable Oil

Long before she was married, Tonya told me I was going to paint her portrait in her wedding dress. So I knew what my assignment was when the time came. She is another on top of my favorite people list. In fact, she is Hallie's sister. I have been painting both of them since they were ankle biters. Her husband is in the Air Force and just got back from Iraq. Not for sale.

Sunday, December 3, 2006

Hallie In Florida 11x14 Acrylic

Hallie is top of my favorite people list. I have been painting her since she was crawling on all fours. She recently told me she hated posing when she was little. I said, 'Why didn't you say something?' Not for Sale.