Friday, August 30, 2013
I got a small studio at the beginning of the year with big windows facing north, figuring it would be great for painting still lives, but haven't been spending much time there. It's hot (on the third floor) in the summer, and there are too many other temptations. I did manage to finish this, though. Available through the Donovan Gallery.
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Local Rhode Island celebrity musician/ songwriter/ columnist Rudy Cheeks was our portrait model recently. He'll be hosting a show on RI PBS come October called "Meet me at the Met". Check it out!
I'll be teaching a portrait class at the South County Art Association toward the end of September, Thursday afternoons. We'll draw for 3 weeks, then paint using a limited palette of white, black, cad. red light and yellow ochre.
On the painting above, I added venetian red and cerulean blue to my usually limited palette. The venetian was more of a short-cut color, but I wanted to use blue to get a little lavender in the shadows. When mixed with yellow ochre, it also made some nice greens .
Sunday, August 25, 2013
Saturday, August 17, 2013
Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Oil painting on panel, 5" x 7"
$100.00 plus shipping
We spent part of last week in Maine and got to visit a neighbor's barn. A pig with piglets, sheep that had just been shorn, ducks (I loved the renaissance lighting in the barn), hens, and the former girlfriend of our host's dog (after a visit to the vet, she no longer was interested in romance).
Tuesday, August 6, 2013
I have a new gallery on Cape Cod- the Elizabeth Rowley Gallery in Orleans. My assignment, should I choose to accept it- paintings of local bars and restaurants, such as the popular watering hole called the Land Ho. The research I have to do for these paintings is tough, but someone has to do it.
Oil on panel, 8" x 10" SOLD
Oil on panel, 10" x 8" SOLD
Sunday, August 4, 2013
I spent a great morning sketching with my friend Ed Huff in lovely Hope Valley, RI. Ed has been dedicated to an on-line ink sketch challenge and has been doing some great work. I was a wimp and used pencil, although I tried to be really focused and not to use the eraser very much.
Turned around and saw this cute little old millworker house.
Then we headed back to Providence to draw this asphalt plant on Allens Ave. Quite a challenge.