Thursday, July 31, 2008

a study and a poured piece

This week I have two pieces.... one is graphite, it's a study for an eventual painting. The working title for it is "Sittin' on the Dock by the Bay." The second piece is a poured painting... a strong graphic pattern subdued by the soft colors.... I haven't titled it yet.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

colored pencil drawing

This week I have been dealing with some issues that have taken away from art making time but they've been important issues so I'm not minding that. I did finally get a drawing done on Friday... the image was on wetcanvas, an internet art site that I visit alot. The challenge was to do a figure with as little detail as possible and still have it recognizable. Well, I certainly flunked the challenge... there's way more detail than there may have been but I was in love with the guy's sweater and detail just kept creeping in.... here is the poleman done in my sketchbook.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Oil painting

Well, I missed a week. Actually, I was busy clearing clutter from my studio so I could find a space to work. That done, we had house guests... enjoyable guests so it wasn't a burden. We did some artist things like visit the Art Museum one day and a friend's studio the next. Once they were on their way I did a couple quickie things while I continue to work on a couple of major pieces. The wetcanvas web site had a challenge... work on a different surface... so I did. I hadn't worked in oil for a very long time so I tried two little 6"x6 pieces... both on wrapped canvas (the type that doesn't require a frame.) The first is with Shiva Paint Sticks and a brush, the second is watersoluable oils done with a palette knife. Both of them were great fun... I just may try a few more oils.