Saturday, December 31, 2005

plein air 12-29

variety is the spice of painting...b4 the big rain storm that's predicted hits. 12x16 oil on linen on panel.

Friday, December 30, 2005

hetana day 2

trying to make these two paintings closely relate, won't know til it's over if i succeeded. really like this canvas anyway.
11x14 oil on stretched linen gallery wrapped

Thursday, December 29, 2005

lil day 2

stage 2, wandering around.
rediscovered 'unbleached titanium'.

Wednesday, December 28, 2005

hetana wip

friend's other horse. 11x14" oil on stretched linen.
not sure where i am going, but i'm on my way!

Tuesday, December 27, 2005

lil wip

my friend's horse 'lil', got a good start. 11x14" oil on stretched linen.

Monday, December 26, 2005

lady with apple

last minute sketch. 9x12" graphite

Sunday, December 25, 2005

mop in graphite

cutie for xmas, from the sketchbook. 8x10" or so.

Saturday, December 24, 2005


slippers, view 2
happy feet!

Friday, December 23, 2005


from a photo.12x16" oil on canvas panel. needs some tweaks, this needs to dry first.

Thursday, December 22, 2005


a monoprint, oil on paper. about 8x10"

Wednesday, December 21, 2005


drawing practice, quick sketches. i got an art models book on cd for x-mas! graphite, the page is 9x12".

Tuesday, December 20, 2005


yummy fruit is better than candy, and looks more festive! oil on acrylic sized paper, 9x11"

Monday, December 19, 2005


painted on a piece of glass, then layed a piece of printmaking paper on top and burnished the back. pulled the paper off, and viola! a monoprint. this paper i sized with some acrylic varnish, so the paint did not soak in. about 8x10" oil paint
'moth and moon'

Sunday, December 18, 2005

part 3, fini

needs a few tweaks, but largely done. it was a treat to study fechin's work. 11x14" oil on linen.

Saturday, December 17, 2005

fechin copy part 2

the painting i am attempting to copy is titled 'the balinese girl'. wonderful color. masterful composition. i'm enjoying this!

Friday, December 16, 2005

copy fechin masterwork

nicolai fechin was a russion born impressionist who emigrated to the us in the early part of the last century. i adore his work, and attempted to copy "the balinese girl" as an exercise for one of the artist forums i belong to. this is the drawing with some block-in.

Thursday, December 15, 2005

bad butterfly

umm, uhh, could not find the spot. like s-e-x w/o the big 'o'. there, i said it. 6x8" oil on linen

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

brown bunny

who doesn't love bunnies? 9x10" oil on beige sanded paper
a lot of glare in the photo, irl it looks much better!

Tuesday, December 13, 2005


a mini, 3x4" oil on paper

Monday, December 12, 2005

cuddles in oil

equal time for felines, i do find cats more difficult than dogs. about 9" sq oil on a s pastel paper, soft umber.

Sunday, December 11, 2005


from a photo. 9x12" oil on masonite

Saturday, December 10, 2005


used art spectrum pastel paper today, a deep gray. it requires that i use old brushes, as it's sanded and tears up good brushes. but that just adds a bit of challenge, and i'm satisfied with the result. 9x12" oils
the photo is too yellow, irl more blue.

Friday, December 09, 2005

veggies ina casserole

as titled. oil on yupo 10" sq

Thursday, December 08, 2005


a fun one today, oil on yupo about 8x10" used a painting knife. no plan or reference.

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

orange banana

it's colorful! yupo 8" square, oil paint

Tuesday, December 06, 2005


graphite on computer paper, just the basics today.

Monday, December 05, 2005


what it is. oil on paper 7x11"

Sunday, December 04, 2005


a quick study, oil on paper approx 5x7"

Saturday, December 03, 2005

pinecones and spider plant

i'm excited about this painting, it feels like 'me'. 12x16" oil on panel

Friday, December 02, 2005

kt's ceramic dragon

i did not expect my attempt at painting 'thread' to work, using a rigger brush, but it actually did come out pretty well. next time i will be more careful with positioning!

Thursday, December 01, 2005

copy of picasso's 'fernande'

using a limited palette, ult blue, burnt sienna, naples yellow and white.
another picasso i like and copied.