The late summer/early fall flowers are blooming around the studio and in my neighborhood. The colors range from lilac to bright orange to pastel pink to deep yellow. The lanky stalks often are bent down with the weight of the flowers. They liven up the scenery, especially on these clear blue sky days. These paintingsContinue reading “Back to Flowers”
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I completed a number of drawings of fresh or dried sunflowers. In order to push the work in a different direction, away from solely observational drawing, I used a variety of media (watercolor, marker, mixed media) on top of the drawing or I cut up the images and rearranged. These works feel more personal, moreContinue reading “Reworking and playing with a motif”
As the sunflowers age the leaves and petals curl into interesting shapes. I’m using a bamboo handle and sumi ink. It’s really not possible to get the ink to flow smoothly so the line has lots of variation in size and tone.
Our dog Sasha has always been very easy-going and chill. She loves to follow me around the house and hang out, waiting for something interesting to happen. Here are a few recent sketches of Sasha.
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”
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’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.
This piece is oil on wood. I started it a number of months ago and it has gone through many revisions. I’m using abstraction and some figure drawing. The thalo blue and green colors connect it to another figure painting I completed in late spring.
Here is a new abstract piece I’m trying to work out. It’s a more intuitive way of working than when making something with representation.