Friday, June 30, 2006

malle babbe 2

more features, blocked in.

Thursday, June 29, 2006

copy of hals

copying old master works is a valuable learning tool. here is the beginning of my attempt to copy franz hals "malle babbe" (the witch of harlem) a painting from about 1635. i started with a dulled sienna tone overall. much of what appears to be light is glare on wet paint. oil on raymar canvas panel, 12x10".

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

itz me

the messy hair, glasses on head. another day in the sketchbook.

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

motel inn

oldest motel in california, i believe. lovin this sketchbook! didn't have much time, some info is not complete. 7x9" graphite

Monday, June 26, 2006

its a man!

done from a photo, not a good likeness but it does look like a man so im satisfied. i really like this sketchbook, its a good size (9x7) and the pages lay flat. changed image mode to grayscale in photoshop to lose the annoying color cast.

Sunday, June 25, 2006

nother sketch

sorry the paper is wrinkley. 8.5x11" graphite(no. 2 pencil) on printer paper

Saturday, June 24, 2006

page from the (new) sketchbook

a quick sketch in my new sketchbook; the page is 9x7", graphite (no. 6 pencil)

Friday, June 23, 2006


may need to change that burnt sienna in bkgd, but pretty much done.
12x10" oils on raymar 'smooth' canvas panel

Thursday, June 22, 2006

red sunflowers underpainting

second step. at this stage the canvas texture is a little annoying, next time i will likely undercoat with my usual gray gesso mix. but i do like the proportions of the 12x10" panel for this subject.

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

red sunflowers

got some 'raymar' canvas panels to try, and set up some of my fave flowers to test it out. a wet run, so to speak, b4 i take the panels out to plein air. 12x10"

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

bottles and vases, finish

and here is the finish. i had mucho fun with this one!
11x14" oil on panel

Monday, June 19, 2006

bottles and vase, overpainting

puttin on the paint!
i'm lovin this one...

Sunday, June 18, 2006

bottles and vases, blockin

step two, da dum!

pigment + oms (solvent)

the board had a light gray gesso on it.

Saturday, June 17, 2006

bottles and vases

11x14" oil on panel

Friday, June 16, 2006


as done as it gets...14x11" oil on panel.

Thursday, June 15, 2006

pitcher, cat and platter step 2

so far ok, need to make some adjustments yet, but had to go to work.

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

pitcher, cat and platter

just a wash in, ult blue and burnt sienna. 11x14"
hope i do better than the last one.

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

berries and cream

well, i lost the shapes in the whipped cream, and didn't actually have any wine, so the finish is a disappointment. but paint i did!

Monday, June 12, 2006

out and about

had a chance to paint out in the country; there is no bigger fun! 8x10" oil on yupo.

Sunday, June 11, 2006

berries, cream and wine

a start, 12x13" oil on sennelier oil pastel paper.

Sunday, June 04, 2006

yellow rose, etc

think it's done...

Saturday, June 03, 2006

yellow rose, copper tpot

have had a lot of wipeouts lately, but this one may get finished. a work in progress, oil on linen, 12x12"