Wednesday, October 14, 2009

gouache self portrait

Not flattering, but I have been wanting to spend some time on gouache portraits and I was available.
gouache on paper

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Abundance2 and Swingin' (in process)

It has been a long while since I updated. School started at the end of August and it has been a whirlwind ever since. Today I am going into the woods to look for mushrooms.
Inspired Visions from Studio B opened at the Parkersburg Art Center on September 11 and runs through October 17.The opening went well and I had a great time.

Images posted today;
Abundance 2, flowers, two babies and woman, finished and sold. 12x36 acrylic on wood

Swingin' 24x30? I really need to check the size, that is roughly it. This is phase 2, to be continued.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

My date with Mr. Ed

I think this is finished. I don't know why it looks so washed out. hmmmm. I will have to play with the photo, but enough computer time for now. later...

Thursday, August 6, 2009

new images, some almost finished, one just started

The drawing is a starting point for something... it is stewing right now. Charcoal on toned wood panel. It makes me want to draw more.

My Date with Mr. Ed- 24x28 acrylic on panel. I still have a bit more to do on this, but it is almost there.... I think.
Man, Woman, Guitar, 24x28 acrylic on canvas. I don't love the title. Just a few touch ups left.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

It's been a while...

I can't believe it has almost been a month since I have posted anything. Busy summer. Back from a love fest vacation with friends in Cape Cod. Painting as much as possible. Reading lots of books. The garden is producing and vegetables abound, green beans, zucchini, cabbage, tomatoes, potatoes, garlic, cucumbers and more. Enough about that.
New painting starts, no name Horse 2 versions, more to come, 24x30 and a still life 18x24.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Off to Boston Mills artfest,

not a lot of info today, I should be packing instead of fooling around on the computer. Here are 3 finished paintings which are going with me to the show.
Box o' party, 18x30
The Moon and Richard Thompson, 24x30
Red Coat, 24x30

Saturday, June 27, 2009

cat phantom

12x12 on wood panel
I painted this on an old painting that I didn't care for and cut up.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

whispering wind

I had some trouble uploading images this morning. I just have time to add this one, if it works.
Big day in town with a long list of things to do. I have a lot of images to upload, Painting like crazy all day and early morning and evenings in the garden, The weather has been grand.
This painting is now finished, I decided to take the mask out I just couldn't get it to work in a way that I was happy with.
The photo looks a bit light also...
I guess I will spend a day before the show photographing all of my new work properly.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

woman with water, lemon and apples, day 2

24x24 liquid and open acrylic on wood.
I sanded a painting from last year that I didn't like and painted over it. I like the textural effect that is created from sanding off some of the layers of paint. I like to paint over old paintings, it always makes it more fun for me if I have some underlying colors, shapes and textures to work off of.
And of course, it is still in progress.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

beginning stage, you can lead a horse to water

acrylic, liquid and open on wood,

Sunday, May 17, 2009

this needs a title and I don't have one

I need help with a title on this one. anyone out there have any ideas?
liquid acrylic, open acrylic and mixed media on canvas mounted on board.
I have had this painting sitting around in my studio for a while. I got bored with it and didn't like the direction it was going. Recently I started fooling around with it and found a direction. Now it is almost finished. I have a few things to fool with, but now I need a title and would love some help from anyone out there.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Yellow process

24x28 acrylic, liquid and open on canvas
here are some photos of the work in process. the bottom photo is the beginning, the top where I am right now. I think it is going to go through a lot more changes before it is done... I will have to wait and see.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Don Dixon at songwriter night at the Galley, April 09

yet still more sketches from musical venues. I have a backlog of images... several paintings in progress which I will be showing soon. These are from songriter night a couple of weeks ago featuring Don Dixon and others. He is the guitar player in the striped shirt. Most of the others are people in the crowd.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Fur Peace Ranch, Tony Rice Unit, sketches

sketches from Fur Peace Ranch, 4/4/09
Tony Rice and band members

It was very different to draw these bluegrass type players. They are very still on stage, don't move there arms much at all most of the movement is just in their hands. It was much easier to draw since there was so little movement, compared to other players I have studied. I have some earlier Tony Rice drawings I will have to search for from a concert with Peter Rowan from a couple of years ago.
Wonderful concert also, such masterful players. The drawing labeled Miles Davis was from a tribute that Tony Rice was playing.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Todd Snider, Stuart's Opera House, sketches

Catching up on several concert sketch series today.
Last Friday went to Stuart's Opera House in Nelsonville, Ohio to see Todd Snider.
The crowd was very excited to see him. Funny and entertaining. I really liked hearing his newer stuff, even though the crowd seemed more excited to hear older material. The opening act was Ashley Flynn, she is the girl with the guitar in the sketch.
Also got a drawing of the emcee.
I really have lot of fun drawing at live music venues and going to Stuart's Opera House is a great experience

Liz Carroll and John Doyle,Evergreen Arts and Humanities Series, sketches

Liz Carroll and John Doyle at Washington State Community College in early March.
They performed for the Evergreen Arts and Humanities Series.
There were no seats available as I arrived a bit late, but I stuck around and got a seat after intermission. They were great. Fabulous players and highly entertaining storytellers. I got to meet Liz at an after concert get together. They were going to be performing at the White House for St Patrick"s Day.

al dimeola concert, pittsburgh, pa. jan 09

Here is a small group of sketches from the Al Dimeola concert I attended in Pittsburgh in January of this year.
Marvelous concert. I was seated in the back so I couldn't get a lot of detail, but I love the arrangement of the players onstage. I didn't know that Al Dimeola was that beautiful. Radiant actually. The guy with the hat and glasses is just a random person in the crowd.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

party hat

liquid and open acrylic on wood panel
three stages
still unfinished
top is the latest version, bottom is the beginning.
I spent the last week sowing seeds and putting in a new row of asparagus as well as getting some painting time. Stayed out way too late last night, but what fun. I spent the day with good friend, visited the Kennedy Gallery in Athens viewed the print collection. Inspiring. Ate a wonderful meal, or wait, that was 2 wonderful meals. Came back home and went to hear some marvelous celtic music by Liz Carroll and John Doyle, followed by an after music get together with more good food and lots of interesting conversation. Went to bed, a bit wound up, not enough sleep. I think a nap may be in order.