Monday, February 28, 2011

Figure update

I had some time to work on this today and just blocked in some color. I am thinking about several background scenarios.....not sure yet what I'll do. I'm having fun with this. Using pigment sitcks.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

something different

I have started a figure drawing of onr of my grandsons who is now 18. I thought it would be a good diversion from still life for the time being. This is the initial drawing and I plan to do it with pigment sticks. It is on gessoed board, took me most of the morning to get the drawing right.

BTW, the pheasant was here again today.

Monday, February 21, 2011

update and visitor

I have been working on my colored pencil while waiting for supplies to come in the mail.
I am mostly trying to get color over the entire picture first and then I will go back and add values and details.

While eating breakfast this morning we were treated to an unusual visitor. He satyed quite awhile eating bird seed.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Lola and Macie

Just had to put in some updated pictures of the dogs at my daughter's. The have a Golden, Lola, who is now 2 and a new Frenchie whom Lola was afraid of in the begining. Macie is now almost 4 months and the 2 of them have become inseperable.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Stay tuned

Well, the progress on this has ended. Yesterday I was framing a piece for a local show and it needed to be shaved a little to fit the frame. I took it upstairs to an artist who has a table saw and he shaved the painting just fine so it fit the frame. It was on hardboard.

I also brought the still life painting to him to have him cut it to the size I wanted. Well, the saw slipped and almost cut it in half.....EEK....A shock at first, but then I realized it was for the best....I hated the surface and knew I would be fighting with this painting all the way. I am going to start it again on a new surface that I found and really like.  I still have the drawing, so hopefully my new board will come soon and I can show you more progress...

Saturday, February 5, 2011


Well, yesterday I finally managed to get to my studio. The times have been few and far between this past month. I returned to work on my white still life and as I worked, I kept fighting with the surface. I didn't like it all, so I decided to lay down an oil underpainting which might help the surface. I'll know on Monday. any way here is the progress so far.

Also during the storm this past week we had 2 visitors that we often have in the spring. We were very surprised and they were very hungry, came to eat our birdseed and I threw the pieces of bread. They have not come since. Fun to see them.