Friday, August 29, 2008


Posted by Picasa 12x12" Watercolor
In case some of you aren't aware of the Virtual Sketch Date check it out! This watercolor is the result of the August 'assignment'! Each month a reference photo is selected and many bloggers create from it and then post their works on a given date. Its interesting to see the varoius handlings of the subject.

Thursday, August 28, 2008


Posted by Picasa 8x8" Acrylic and Oil on Canvas
This little painting has been an issue!Funny how paint can humble you! Not sure that the leaves are what I want just yet ~ but I'll live with it for a few days! Im considering removing the fat little leaf at the bottle top and making the stem lighter in that area- any thoughts?

Monday, August 25, 2008


Posted by Picasa Acrylic on 6x6" Canvas
In May, two of my friends and I spent several days in NYC ~ Art, Art, Art!!! These ladies were at MOMA, enjoying lunch in the courtyard. I did a prismacolor study, and last night just jumped in with acrylic (haven't used that in a while!). I like waterbased paints for their quickness in drying and the ablility to layer the paint so readily.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008


Posted by Picasa Prismacolor
The first drawing got tossed ~ the composition I just couldnt get like I wanted. Good to recall that ole 'rule of thirds' ~ one of those rules that really does seem to help! It will be Saturday before Im able to post again.....a few days at the South Carolina coast hopefully without Hurrican Fay's influence!

Monday, August 18, 2008


Posted by Picasa Prismacolor
Amazing how many compositions you can get out of one photo! These smaller drawings are great in order to 'play' with color and design before moving on to a larger piece.

Friday, August 15, 2008


Posted by Picasa Prismacolor on Canson
I love blues, purples and greens! The colors seem to make the bench call out an invitation to take a 'time-out'! These prismacolor drawings have really helped me concentrate on color and composition. This is one that I'll do a painting of and when its complete Ill post it also.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

"Swinging In The Breeze"

Posted by Picasa Prismacolor on Canson Paper
This drawing, and the last post, are both drawn from the same photo taken at a neighbors house last summer. In reality, a series of about 5 or 6 paintings could be done from this one photo that I almost tossed! The movement was nice but overall the photo was too busy and dull by void of color. The sheets were actually plain white ~ isn't color a wonderful thing!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008


Posted by Picasa Prismacolor on Canson Paper
Not a frequent sight any longer ~ even in the south!!! So well I recall the smell of sheets that had hung in the sun all day! Should have thanked my mom! The colors just sort of came from no where on this one and as I worked I found myself balancing the coolness with warmth ~ summer sun yellow and water cool blue!!!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008


Posted by Picasa Prismacolor on Canson
One of my favorite and greatest inspirations ~ My son! Doing several studies of him in order to do a portrait before too long. Have several small paintings of him from his younger years but look forward to doing another of him now.

Sunday, August 10, 2008


Posted by Picasa 20x24 in. Watercolor on Arches
I've had this to post for a while and just haven't done's the day!
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Posted by Picasa 12x12" Watercolor & Prismacolor
I added watercolor and then more prismacolor to increase the intensity of this one (see the other post below). Going to do a few other things in prismacolor and see where this creative experiment with some digital processing takes me! ~ I'll post as I go and we'll see how they turn out!

Saturday, August 9, 2008


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I'm drawn to the strong contrast of light and the gentlness of the subject matter for this drawing. The dance was powerful and emotional ~ the intention was to reflect that in the drawing! What do you thnk?