Saturday, January 30, 2010

3 paintings in process...

I have had a wonderful studio day with no interruptions. It is really cold out and our heater won't stay lit in the living room, but it is toasty everywhere else. I get to stay home all day and tonight, glorious. Posting 3 paintings in progress and a detail of one.
Jack of clubs 18x28, Swingin and Tiny Tim all in progress.

Monday, January 25, 2010

tiny tim. two horses

I seem to be enjoying starting paintings, but not spending any time finishing. I will go on a finishing binge later. Finally got some time to work in the studio over the weekend. I started drawing this over a painting I didn't love or want to work on any more. I really like working on a surface that is already marked up.
The top image is the first block in and the bottom image is the next stage. I was just in the mood for horses.
24x32 acrylic mixed media on wood panel.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

january self portrait

I gave a self portrait assignment to students last week. I thought I would do it also. I am finding that I really like drawing on the toned and gessoed wood panel. I wanted to experiment with it and draw from life. I had a limited amount of time about 2 hours. I want to do more.
24x24 vine charcoal on wood panel.
I love drawing on wood!!

Friday, January 8, 2010

no title, any ideas?

Still working on it. not that happy with the face in the figure in the foreground, also questioning the heart on a stick. I think it is trite....actually my original title when I first started working on this was " i know the heart is trite", but when I wrote it down it looked like "I know the heart is true". Hmm, am I receiving a message that I should be paying attention to?

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

I don't know where my previous post went hmmm.
Anyway, I haven't posted for a while due to some computer problems, but I am happily back with my computer and am ready to go again.

This is a painting I started a couple of weeks ago, finally getting some time to get into it. Less time to paint soon as school starts next week.
28x40 acrylic on wood panel.

Lots of snow here, I have gone cross country skiing 2 days in a row. Wonderful. I haven't been driving in the snow yet. Tomorrow off to town, office time and grocery shopping, must get catfood.