Sunday, October 30, 2011

New Portrait

I started a new portrait today. This one seems to be coming more naturally. I am a lot more relaxed painting and am having a lot of fun. This is Dad quite a few years ago. Next I'll paint Mom beside him.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Van Gogh Copy

It is snowing like hell today, so we didn't work. I stayed home and painted this copy of a Van Gogh. It kind of looks like the original, but I am sure I am not fooling anyone. It does feel good to loosen up a little.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Oil Painting "Desert Tapestry"

I was thinking of working on this more today, but after looking at it all week, I have decided it's done. The grass in the foreground is what was in question, but I think it looks alright the way it is. What I would have done is put in more detail, but I am afraid that might have ruined it. first of all I am trying to get away from putting in so much detail and second I think it wouldn't help me accomplished what I set out to do, which is to give the viewer the feeling of the extreme depth of this place. I actually think it turned out kind of flat, so I think I need to study other artists' paintings some more

Friday, October 21, 2011

Figure drawing of female from the back

I finially felt well enough to go to the Wed, night figure drawing class the other night. Here are the fruits of my labor for that session. Not much to say. I liked the unique angle and the lighting.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

I am still sick with a bad cold. I have been unable to do any art work for a couple of weeks now, so I thought I'd post this photo I took a few years ago. We had this really weird ice fog roll through our neck of the woods one day, and it created these wonderful ice crystals on everything. This is a wire fence on one of the neighbors' property.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

I have a really bad cold and was unable to go to class last night, so I have no new figure drawing to show. However I have been working on my new web site. Check it out at

Here is a photo of a sculpture I did many years ago. It is about five feet tall.