Monday, March 30, 2009

Girls and Their Purses-Step 4

I've given shape to her purse. The purse handle and some miner details are all that is left.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Girls and Their Purses-Step 3

I have filled in her clothing and just made a reference to her hair. I want to leave the focus on the purse, and have a subtle vagueness to the figure.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Girls and Their Purses-Step 2

I have added her flesh tone. Leaving it transparent in some places allows it to still have a connection to the background. Plus, I like the way it gives a kind of glow.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Girls and Their Purses

I have had a chance to start some new figure paintings and wanted a chance to show the process.
This is an acrylic painting on rag board, 11x11". Working Very loosely, I covered the entire background with paint. While the paint was wet I lightly drizzled rubbing alcohol in the paint as a resist. The result is the random spatter in the center of the surface.
Once the paint has dried I returned to sketch my figure using a water-soluable graphite pencil (thank you Bob).

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Almond Orchard-Sold

Almond Orchard is a painting with a soft palette that has a few drops of hot pink for the blossoms. The tree trucks are crooked and knarled but the foliage is airy and light, like the orchards in early spring.
It is an acrylic painting on stretched canvas, 24x24".

Friday, March 20, 2009


It's spring now-so here is a happy, fresh face of a geranium.
"Geranium Blossom" is a watercolor and acrylic painting on paper, 7 x 7 1/4 inches.
Prints available on Etsy.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

New Prints Available

I have spent the last day or so setting up a new large format printer in my studio. I will be printing a variety of images from my original paintings in smaller dimensions and listing them for sale in my Etsy shop. I will also be adding new photos as well. Browse around the Etsy shops for awhile- there is a lot of original work out there.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009


All A Part Of The Process is done. The final painting has texture on the porch ground and a vivid color palette. It is acrylic paint on 1 1/2" deep stretched canvas, 24x36". This painting is on view at The City Hall of San Luis Obispo until May 2009.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Step 6

I got a chance to add some ground and texture to the porch. Just a few finishing touches left. It is acrylic paint on 1 1/2" deep stretched canvas, 24x36".

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Step 5

Continuing on with color and dark shades on the roof along with the graying of the pillars. It is acrylic paint on 1 1/2" deep stretched canvas, 24x36".


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