Finished this painting today. The photos are of the “paint is still wet/glaring in your face” kind of photos. I’ll take better ones tomorrow for the official documentation on the website. Even Mr. Ken approves of this painting! Here are couple of slightly out of focus close-ups. The weird lighting on the painting is making… Continue reading Mr. & Mrs. Bluebird
Yesterday’s sketch: Sketched from life. My favorite hat. Doing a little practice with the ink washes and hatching.
In theory (and for many artists, in practice), a plein air painting is just a study for a larger, more elaborate studio painting. One of the paintings I did in Wytheville has really grown on me and it just sort of begged to be bigger. I also wasn’t entirely happy with the angle of the… Continue reading Trying Something New
I posted on Facebook about this already, but only briefly. The Raccoon painting and the Otter painting were both put into the RAL Art Center Fur, Feathers and Fins Show. Last Friday they awarded the prizes and our lovely judge picked the Raccoon for a blue ribbon! I’m very pleased and honored. There was some… Continue reading Blue Ribbon
One of my goals for this year is to get back to regular sketching. “Regular” as in putting something in a sketchbook on a daily basis. What finally got me going was a confluence of things: I’m strongly feeling a need to provide political commentary in my art in some form or fashion. Sometimes that… Continue reading Sketching
I’m very excited! I just got word that the two paintings I submitted for consideration into the Liberty Town Arts Workshop Plein Air Show have been accepted! The opening reception, which I cannot, unfortunately, attend is this Friday from 5 – 9 p.m. There were 51 entries and 35 were accepted. The show will be… Continue reading Accepted!
There has been a shift in the art world. Not a recent one, but an on-going change. Artists seem to be moving away from using a bound paper sketchbook regularly. When I was in school – both high school and college – I carried a sketchbook everywhere. I would drag it out and sketch, doodle… Continue reading The Art of the Sketch