Thursday, March 22, 2012

On the Easel "Gourds"

This is what I am currently working on.  The following images show the progression from sketch to hopefully a finished work.  I haven't decided on a title yet, "Longtime Lovers" is a possibility.  Have any suggestions?
8"x10" study

Getting the placement on a 18"x24" panel using vine charcoal.

Here I am blocking in the big values and masses.

Still blocking in and adjusting values and colors.

Starting to map out the pattern on the cloth.
Putting more finish into the gourds and compote.
Nearly finished
The finished gourd painting (minus the signature). The final title I came up with is "Romeo and Juliet".

Sunday, February 5, 2012

More postings soon!

 I thought that I would post some images to the blog and am learning how to make this more a part of something I do regularly.  This blog is going to be going through some changes soon.  A lot of what you might see for a short period is going to be more of a practice run for me in just understanding how to make this an easy thing to do.

 This painting entitled "A Boy's Life" was done several years ago, but is one that I still like quit a lot because of all the little trinkets that represent things a boy might be attracted to or remember in later years.

 This isn't exactly how I found this scene but pretty close.  It is in the upstairs building next to my studio.  I love the textures and little abandoned treasures I happen on while exploring these spaces.  It also had some beautiful north light to paint by.  I remember the peaceful solitude of that space and have often thought of making it into a itinerant studio to hideout in and paint.  By the way I left a little note in the dust of the mirror.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

"Monkey on My Back" Could there be a sadder looking doll? The monkey seems to be enjoying his ride with no remorse insight. Another toy painting sold before it was finished!

"Cherry Blossom" My wife Shakira made me buy this doll, I didnt know what to do with it at the time but I think it turned out very nice. I changed up her features quite a bit and added a parasol.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Bar Exam

A new toy painting "Bar Exam". Sold it before I had it finished which was nice but a little sad that it didn't get a lot of viewing.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

As a surprise for Christmas a client in Evansville, IN commissioned me to work with his wife in designing this painting for their dining room. They had been admirers of my work for some time and last Christmas Cory put together a slide show presentation to communicate to his wife Annelle that he had commissioned me. He started by showing her several of my paintings that he knew she liked and ended with a picture of me holding an empty frame and told her that this one was for her. The title of this painting is For Annelle.