Thursday, November 12, 2009

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Beth Painting 11x14 Acrylic


This painting is from an outing with students. I liked the way Beth was sitting on her foot, painting, oblivious to everything but her work.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Kelly 11x14 Acrylic

This was painted last night at acrylic class. It was a 3 hour pose, but I reached this point in 2 hours and a fellow artist said it was pure poetry, so I left the building for a while so I wouldn't go back into it and paint the poetry out of it.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Peaceful Afternoon 16x20 Acrylic


Working outside all afternoon, the conditions changed constantly from sunny to cloudy and back to sunny again. It made for interesting light dancing on the water.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Arleen 16x20 Acrylic

From life drawing class last night in Davenport, Iowa.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Trish 16x20 Acrylic

Every once in a while, a painting comes along that, when upon completion, makes one stop and wonder how each step came in line to bring about the finished work. This is such a painting for me. It was painted in a 3 hour life drawing session. It approaches what I want to accomplish in my art.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Mary 16x20 Acrylic

Mary sat before a group of students during a painting demostration.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Nancy's Rose 36x48 Acrylic

This month, I have been working really big. This painting was a battle in the making, but it was still fun. Not for Sale

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Hallie's Rose 36x48 Acrylic

This painting is a far cry from my usual paintings in both subject and size. But it was a lot of fun to paint. I loved working so big after working relatively small for a long time. Not for sale.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Natalie 16x20 Acrylic

This is from life drawing last night at Bucktown.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Brown Dress 16x20 Acrylic

I love working before the live model. You have to stay focused. Color and brushes moving rapidly to cover the canvas because time is running, and soon the moment will be ending.

Saturday, January 31, 2009

The Poet 8x10 Acrylic

The model for this painting is a literature professor at a local college. She is also a poet. It suits her. The poetry is evident in her expressions.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Black Dress 6x8 Acrylic

What I love most about painting the figure are the beautiful lines and subtle detail. There are minor changes in the contour of the figure that add nobility to the form. When missed, the figure really has an incomplete quality.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Thoughtful Moment 16x20 Acrylic

This young lady posed during the Tuesday evening class at Bucktown Galleries.

Monday, January 12, 2009