Friday, January 19, 2007

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Ziegfeld Girl No.1 Acrylic 11x14


I love portraits. The landscape of the face fascinates me. Here is a woman whose only history I know is a photograph, but she lived, grew up, loved and had all the heartaches we all experience. I wonder what her life was like.

Friday, January 12, 2007

Charity Cat 5x7 Watercolor

It's Charity's world and I'm just living in it. When she gets this wild look in her eyes, I know she's going to be in my lap in a second. And it doesn't matter what I have on my lap at the time, even a palatte full of paint won't stop her. Then it's off to the bathtub to wash paint off her paws. She just loves that. I have the scars to prove it.

This is watercolor on bristol board. I couldn't resist the way the camera distorted everything when I took the picture looking straight down on Charity, so I decided to exploit it. There are water bottles and paintings in the room I use as a studio.

Thursday, January 4, 2007

Lincoln 5x8 Charcoal

I love Lincoln. Not the Lincoln on the penny and the five dollar bill, but Lincoln the human being. In a life time full of suffering, he had the sense of humor to laugh whenever he could, often at himself. When you look up 'life ain't fair' in the dictionary. that's where Lincoln's picture ought to be.

Tuesday, January 2, 2007

Girl With Camera 9x12 Acrylic

I like these monotone paintings. They remind me of some of the illustrations inside the Saturday Evening Post and other magazines. Sometimes monotone drawings and paintings appeared to illustrate stories in place of full color illustrations. I always thought they held a certain charm.