As I walk my neighborhood in the fall I always collect leaves that catch my eye. This year I picked up some of the ones with brilliant red and orange colors but I noticed even the more mundane or muted leaves had incredible details. This lead to a series I call leaf portraits. Each paintingContinue reading “Botanicals”
I’ve been revisiting figure drawing this fall by attending sessions with live models. Working from the figure has always been a good challenge. I’m trying both drawing and painting medias. All of these images are from long poses and some are focused on portraiture.
I spent two weeks in Ireland in August. I’m sharing watercolor sketches made while there and since I’ve been back. These are all 4″x 6″
After taking some time off from updating this blog, I’m now working to add content on a regular basis. Stay tuned for more information about my artwork and adult classes I will be teaching soon.
I’m going to some life drawing sessions. So far I’ve attended the days children are modeling for portrait drawing or painting. I’m not very interested in portraits but the drawing experience has been fun and challenging. I’ve always liked drawing the spaces around the model in addition to drawing the model. This first drawing wasContinue reading “Life Drawing”
These works are all made with Sumi ink on rice paper. Some have watercolor additions. I did a number of these drawings on rice paper for the open studio in December. These pieces were fun because it was challenging to recreate a Chinese style traditional painting. I have no illusion to be an expert inContinue reading “Paintings on Rice Paper”
I am on a journey of exploration using line, color and movement. Much of my work right now is nonobjective and without a focal point. It is really an overall design. I go back to drawing from life or from photographs from time to time and that is satisfying too.
I am continuing to pursue my interest in working with ink and watercolor on paper. I am learning a lot about how the materials interact and how I can use layering, overlapping, color and line to create different moods.
I’m using Sumi Ink and watercolor to make these designs and serendipitous images.
I’ve changed this painting quite a bit from earlier version. I’m exploring abstraction and gesture and figures. This is 36” x 48” oil on canvas.