Tuesday, September 15, 2015

New Work Underway

The initial drawing for my next still life.
Lord of the Rings fans may know the scene being depicted.

After transferring to the Ampersand Panel, starting the color work.
Trying to go for a fiery background for the left side of the piece.

This is the actual setup for the painting. I love playing with this step. different characters come and go, take different positions, and playing with the lighting.

I will be posting progress shots every other day or so, so stay tuned and watch the piece evolve.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

New Work in Progress

Tentative working title is "Fight Night". the ringside seats will be filled
by characters from my collection of toys. I think it will be a fun piece once
it is finished.

Tune in again soon to see how it progresses.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Headed to a new home!
Just heard from the Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod that my piece, "Well Played With, Parts Missing" sold during the opening reception. Wish I could have been there to meet the buyer, it always makes you feel great when someone selects your piece to take home with them from such a strong show.
I am very honored.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

The Finished Image

Here is the finished image of "The Countessa", overall I am very happy with the
way this piece turned out. I concentrated on keeping the strokes light and not
overworking any area. I think it has a nice feel to it, and will be debuted at
Other Worlds Gallery
this Friday, stop by and see the Countessa in person.

And Now, For Something Completely Different

I haven't done a figurative piece in quite a while and have never posted on here.
so, here goes, these are sequential shots showing the process of how I work.

The piece is called "The Contessa", it is 7 x 5 and will be headed to Other Worlds Gallery once it is framed and ready for display.
I will post the finished image later today, hope  you enjoy.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

A Couple of New Pastels

Time for a couple of updates

Here are a couple of new pastels

This one is titled "Space Port" which shows a couple of vintage rockets with some
images from an animated favorite of mine "Futurama"
I've reworked this one a couple of times and still aren't sure if I like it.

This one is literally "just off the easel", it shows a shelf in my studio where my still life items live.
Thinking of calling this one "The Usual Suspects" or "The Cast"
What do you think?

Thursday, April 16, 2015

A New Still Life

A New Still Life

 I borrowed the idea for this still life from a couple of other artists, had a lot
of fun completing the piece in pastel.

"Gulliver's Travels" was always one of my favorite stories, and trying to do a
painting of it, tied down as Gulliver was when he awoke in Lilliput, was a challenge.
A lot of concentration was involved with the ropes, making sure they went where they were
supposed to, and making sure the lighting stayed consistent.

The painting is 24" tall x 18" wide and was done to show a friend what a painting of this size
would look like if she decided to have one of her vintage Nancy Drew book covers redone.