Monday, December 31, 2012

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Girl with earrings

Oil on panel, 12" x 9"
December has been kind of busy, but I finally got back to portrait painting the other night. I'll be teaching my limited color portrait class in March at both the Portsmouth Art Guild and the
South County Art Association. Both sides of the bay, take your pick!

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Birthday cakes and monkeys

Cleaning out my files recently, I found these two greeting card illustrations I did years ago. They're both done in gouache, they both measure approximately 5.5" x8". No Photoshop or Adobe Illustrator! I had a steady hand and a very fine paintbrush.

I'm willing to let them go now, they'd make a nice decoration for your favorite child's room.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

One night at Nickanees

Oil on canvas, 10" x 8"
Once in a great while, we meet friends at a bar in Providence and actually stay long enough to see the band come on. This painting is not so much about the musicians as it is about the split complementary color scheme (yellow/orange/purple), and the way the light travels across and around.