Saturday, March 28, 2009

Two Pugs (Lulu and Chippy) - SOLD

I was wondering if I could do justice to these two pugs, which I painted for my dear friends Robin and Ted. All I can say is that rendering all their little nooks and crannies was lots of fun!
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Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Censored (why were my images blocked?)!

I originally used Photobucket to host my most recent drawings (shown below), and for some reason they got blocked for violating their Terms of Service. Does anyone consider these figure studies obscene or in poor taste? I never thought that they crossed any kind of line...why were they censored? I am now using Flickr instead.

Sunday, March 01, 2009

Drawing Again part two

Today I used a velvet gray Strathmore paper and I enjoyed using a mid-tone surface. I always start by massing darks and lights and sculpting the big shapes, but I'd love to see an artist like Mike Beeman
draw his figures...they express so much with just an elegant line and a little shading. More than a gesture drawing but still very minimalist. If you haven't seen them, check them out at his blog or on You Tube.
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Saturday, February 28, 2009

Drawing Again:)

Life has taken a different turn lately, but I am happy to be drawing again, from life no less, in an open studio from a model. No pressure of completed paintings, just these 20-30 minute studies. I love it!

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Saturday, February 14, 2009

Big News!!!

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"...CONGRATULATIONS!!! You have been elected a Juried Associate Member of the Pastel Society of America..."
I worked a long time for this. Next goal, Signature status. We'll see how long that takes:) My reward is a trip to the IAPS convention in Albuquerque this May.

Sunday, January 04, 2009

Tyler - 12" x 16" Pastel - SOLD

A beautiful chow/golden mix...it was my pleasure to paint him. This was a 60th birthday present for the client's Dad. Hope he loves it.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Short stocks, go long...peppers!

Painting usually takes my mind off such things, but I awoke like Rip Van Winkle last week to a much diminished stock market...very stressful. Well, we might not have as much money, but we can still enjoy a bottle of wine, some bread, and Italian peppers. Could be worse!