Saturday, June 30, 2018
Friday, June 29, 2018
Here are some paintings from the recent workshop at Ani Academy. I always learn so much from Anthony Waichulis.
These are all painted alla prima, from life. The 2 larger paintings at the bottom of this post need a bit more work, so stay tuned.....
Thursday, May 31, 2018
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Tuesday, March 6, 2018
I spent a few weeks in San Diego, visiting family and giving a workshop for the San Diego Watercolor Society. Here are my finished paintings from the week.
Bluebird in the Snow
watercolor 6x7", framed to 12x12"
Monday, December 11, 2017
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
2 new charcoal drawings. The one above is 12x13.5 inches, and the one below is 6x6". Both are in exhibitions, so email me for purchase information.
"The Coldness of Marble, the Sweetness of Life"
Friday, September 29, 2017
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
charcoal and pastel
My drawing "Carra" is in Barcelona for an exhibition. It was purchased by the Art Renewal Center, a wonderful promoter/collection/ exhibitor entity that celebrates realism in the arts. Their purchase of my drawing was a thrill, and I am so honored to have them take my drawing to Barcelona. Wish I could go too!
Monday, September 18, 2017
I took another painting workshop at the Ani Academy a few weeks ago. The title of the workshop was "Diagnostic Painting", and it was a great experience. I am still struggling with painting in oils, although My paintings have improved immensely the last year. The alla prima painting practice at the workshop was eye-opening, and I have gone on to paint a few more still lifes since.
This was my set-up at the Ani Academy. I estimate I spent about 10 hours on it. I was pleasantly surprised at how well it came out.
I have this great blue bottle, but I had to shorten it considerably to fit in my still life box. I think it came out great. This was probably 4 hours.
Here is an ambitious little still life, considering the nasturtiums drooped by the minute, so I had to do a bit of artistic interpretation along the way. This took about 3 hours. The finished product below....
I have admired other artist's painting of lemons, so I gave it a try myself. This was about 4 hours.
My sweet peas are actually a pretty magenta color, but I didn't take the time to mix the color up well, and it just looked bad. So, I turned to some pretty pinks and reds, so I could keep the chroma high.
I think my 2 floral still lifes didn't turn out as well, because I was too far away from the still life, and I didn't have a good light on my easel. Painting in the dark does not work for me.