Sunday, March 27, 2011

The red coat- sold


Oil on panel, 8" x 8"
This is a quick sketch for a larger piece. I loved all the bits of red that popped up here and there. If you've ever been to New York in the winter, you know that almost everyone wears black. Those who don't are wearing gray or navy blue. So, my thanks to that one renegade woman who decided to wear red.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Hangin' at Rick's



Oil on canvas, 11" x 14"
Lots of paintings started, not so many finished. I think this one is done; the hardest part when using photos is not overworking it. That's not so hard when painting a landscape, but when you're painting figures it can be hard to know how much rendering to do, and how much to leave to the viewer's imagination.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

And the winner is...


Oil on panel, 8" x 10"
Good bartenders are good conversationalists. We had a great conversation with this guy about the Academy Awards, which were going to happen that night. Then he let me take his picture. What a guy.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Dinner and drinks


Oil on canvas, 14" x 18"
Time sure does fly when you're under the gun. On days when I'm not teaching, I start painting by around 7:30AM and before I know it, it's lunchtime, and then it's dinnertime. I probably won't be blogging as much because I'm working on larger pieces, but I'll still be posting at least once a week.