Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Far From Home 36x48 Acrylic

The finished painting. I love working on a larger scale.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Comfortable 16x20 Acrylic


 This was painted last night at Cornerstone Gallery. Painted on masonite panel measuring 16x20.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Untitled - More Progress 36x48 Acrylic

Detail of untitled work.

I have always found it fascinating to watch a painting evolve. My method of working is from dark to middle tone to light, saving the highlights for the very end, constantly correcting and adjusting along the way. Mass in areas first, then come back and sculpt out form. On such a large canvas, I like to develop all areas at the same time. Get bored working on one area, I move to a different area of the painting. I love working large.

Jesse is the model for this painting. She may be on her way to the Gulf of Mexico to find a job cleaning up the oil mess. I asked her if she was coming back. She said, 'Who knows!' That's Jesse!

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Nancy's Rose Revisited 36x48 Acrylic

I was never completely happy with the first version of this painting. It was too drab. It needed color and life,

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Meena 16x20 Acrylic

A vignette from painting class last night. 

Friday, April 2, 2010

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Landon 8x10 Acrylic

This is my newphew Landon! He will melt your heart! He and his cousin Logan were born 9 days apart! Landon is older! Simply the best!!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Celeste 16x20 Acrylic

This is from a long pose yesterday at Cornerstone Gallery.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Graffitti 12x16 (in progress)

The model for this painting is Jesse. She is from Venezula. Maybe the time change and my work schedule has slowed me down a bit, but I don't want to hurriedly finish work any more just to get on to the next painting. Time to take the time to get it right, regardless of how much time it takes.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Mirror 12x16 Acrylic


Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Black Gloves 16x20 Acrylic

At life drawing tonight, Celeste wore these black gloves.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Gray Day 9x12 Acrylic


I am primarily a people painter, but I really want to paint more landscapes. But I don't need to tell anyone north of the equator that it's cold out there!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Logan 8x10 Acrylic


This is my grand-newphew Logan. One of the two most handsome babies ever! (So I am a little biased!) His cousin Landon was born just a few days before.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Becca 12x16 Acrylic

Becca posed this evening at painting class. This was a 3 hour pose.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Friday, January 22, 2010

Dreamer 16x20 Acrylic

This is Celeste again. This pose and her face have a very Pre-Raphealite quality. That's what I like about this painting. This was painted from life. I am not sure it is done yet. I may work on it more.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Untitled-In Progress 24x30 Acrylic

This painting is in progress. It is a large painting, 24x30, so there are a lot of details yet to be worked out! But it is fun working this large! I will post the painting again when it is finished. I think it is going to end up with many more changes!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Celeste 11x14 Acrylic

When I look at Celeste, she very much reminds me of the "Girl With A Pearl Earring', the girl in the famous painting by Vermeer. Maybe I will paint Celeste in a similar manner.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Far Away 16x20 Acrylic

Well, 2009 is behind us!  The model for this painting is Celeste, an excellent artist in her own right! And an excellent model as well!!