Thursday, February 27, 2014

Breakfast at Louis'

Watercolor on paper, approx. 6" x 6"
I knew all those scraps of nice watercolor paper that I saved would eventually get used- I cut them up into smaller rectangles, got out some watercolors I haven't used in ages and put some color in my sketch this morning at Louis', a great little restaurant that opens at 5AM on the east side of Providence.
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A waterbrush is a great tool in this situation- it holds water that you can squeeze out throughout the felt tip.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Art and Music

A couple of musicians posed for their portraits recently- Tish Adams, jazz singer, (what a great hat!) and...
... Jim, R&B guitarist.
I'll be teaching a portrait painting class at the Portsmouth Art Guild in Rhode Island this spring, Wednesday mornings from 9AM-noon, April 23, 30, May 7, 14.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Poppy- sold

Oil on stretched canvas, 6" x 6"
One more flower- I love those big orange poppies.

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Friday, February 21, 2014

BACK to the diner

 At the Seaplane diner again this morning with Ed. I'm going to have to find a better vantage point, I think.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

The cure for the blahs

Oil on canvas, 6" x 6"
I've been fooling around with some flower paintings for a class I might be teaching and feel like I've found the cure for the winter blahs. Paint flowers! Fun, colorful, exuberant. I can (almost) guarantee you'll feel better.

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Saturday, February 15, 2014

Monday night's model.
And speaking of portraits, if you like John Singer Sargent, you might enjoy"Strapless" by Deborah Davis. It's about his painting of the famous Madame X. An easy and interesting read. As a society woman, she couldn't let just anyone paint her portrait. He had to convince her he was the right person for the job, and the result was extremely controversial.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Orange Umbrella-sold

Oil on canvas, 10" x 8". From last summer, on Cape Cod. This will be in my show at the Rowley Gallery in July.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Traveling, sketching

We just got back from a trip to Las Vegas and Death Valley National Park. We stayed in a little town called Beatty, NV, to go to the park, where I did some sketching. I also did my best to make use of time sitting in the airport, sketching the other captives. (If I never see the Las Vegas airport again, that will be too soon.)