Friday, April 14, 2017

Some Tired Lady

It's cold outside. It's warm outside! It's cold outside. A couple of teaser days over the weekend had me running around with my camera (an indulgence--possibly in the wrong direction--I bought a Samsung Galaxy 8E tablet on Ebay with the idea that it had a good camera and then without downloading to the cumbersome laptop for reference photo painting use, I could refer right to the tablet) taking landscape shots.

Monday, April 3, 2017

View Toward Walton

watercolor sketch
Our "Watercolor Dabbling" group meets for a couple of hours once a week, and it's a nice change of pace to paint in the company of others--four or five of us, with vastly different methods, styles and goals. 

My goal today was to translate one of my cell phone snaps of a local scene to a painting with a little life. I like the foreground.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Silly Illustration

Snow is not uncommon in the Catskills, but two days of mandated travel ban is. Ah, well, I can't drive to work, but I can still walk to my desk...hehehe 

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Watercolor Sketch for the CLASI Auction

5 " x 7" watercolor on paper with mat

Making time to draw and paint takes my mind off the worries about the new world order. 

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Vintage Portrait Reference: a Fun Painting Afternoon

little oil sketch from the old family files
Looks like QE I and Bozo had a baby and it was this woman from my family photo archives. Actually, I painted this from a black and white original, but couldn't resist improvising the hair color--the style, however, was all hers.

Friday, October 21, 2016

Hiding the Subject(s) in the Landscape

9" x 12" oil on masonite, framed
Owen requested a painting that had a guitar in it. But it's summer (or it WAS summer) and summer was Landscape Season, so that's the palette I was into at the time.

I would have liked to have painted this from one of my own plein air sketches, but I wasn't finding any guitars in the local landscape. In the end, I scrambled together references to work a couple of guitars into this fantasy summer scene. Happy Birthday, Owen!.