Monday, August 14, 2017

BLESS MY SOUL oil painting


"Bless My Soul"  $600
oil on linen 6x6"

Hydrangeas from a friend's garden. I love when there is a "connection" to a painting I am working on. I will think of her whenever I see this now. It's a good thing I like it!


Thursday, July 27, 2017

MORE ALLA PRIMA FLOWERS

Well, I think these came out pretty cute. Each is 4x4", and I will frame them and take them to the local galleries. It is not my usual style, but what the heck.


"Sunny Flower"  SOLD
oil on linen 4x4"


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"Fuchsia"  $60
oil on linen  4x4"



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"White Lily"  $60
oil on linen  4x4"


Sunday, July 16, 2017

SOME LOVELY FLORAL PAINTINGS THAT NEED A NEW HOME


"Brandywine Rose"  $85, unframed
Watercolor  10x6"


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"Here's Looking At You, Kid"  $85
oil  6x6"



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"Peony Blush"  $1100, framed
watercolor  20x21"


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"Persuasion"  $250, unframed
watercolor  8x8"


Saturday, July 15, 2017

RANDOM STILL LIFE DRAWINGS

Here is a variety of drawings from my drawing group. If we can't entice a model, we either draw each other, or bring in some items for a still life drawing. I tend to use mediums that I am not real familiar with...



Amy's Toys
pastel pencils



Daffodil Still life
watercolor pencils




Iris and Lilies
colored pencils




Garden Bounty
colored pencils

Thursday, July 13, 2017

RECENT PORTRAIT DRAWINGS

Here is a handful of portraits from my Thursday night drawing group. We are lucky enough to have some friends who pose for us. I think some of them run when they see us (the draw-ers) coming, but most are good sports.



Alyssa


Carolyn



Jennifer


Jessica


Julie


Lana

Saturday, June 24, 2017

FLOWER ALlA PRIMA oil paintings


Golden Girl
oil on linen 4x4"
$60

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Pansy #1
oil on linen  4x4"
$60

I have been slogging away on a very detailed and time consuming painting, so the other day I decided to bring some flowers in and have a go at some alla prima pieces. They are only 4x4", and pretty cute.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

PORTRAITS OF A YOUNG LADY watercolor paintings


Bellissima
watercolor  16x13"
$650




Naiades
watercolor 27x18"
$1100


Here are 2 paintings of my young friend Kelly. She was originally hired to pose for the drawing below, but was a good sport when I had other ideas.


Tuesday, May 23, 2017

CHARCOAL DRAWINGS portrait and still life


Odd Balls
charcoal 6x10"

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Tree Spirit
charcoal  8x7"

It has been quite a while since I posted any new artwork. I have been working on some new coin designs for the U.S. Mint, and that takes top priority for me. These 2 drawings were completed under the guidance of the Ani Academy, and they are now at the Oxford Gallery in Rochester, NY. The exhibit is called "Doubles and Doppelgangers". 
Now, I am working on some watercolor paintings for a few future shows. Always working!


Friday, January 27, 2017

PORTRAIT DRAWINGS

Here are a few portraits from the last several months. The charcoal drawings were done at the Ani Academy, and is usually a 3 hour pose. The pencil and color pencil drawings were done with my drawing group, which is usually 1.5-2 hours. After 9 years of weekly drawing group, I am getting pretty fast and accurate!