Monday, 29th May 2017
Little something on the easel tonight. All with 20 yr old pastels. Though i think they are older, from a complete set of rembrandt pastels that my dad brought me when i was in 7th grade. That would be about early 90s.
Wednesday, 24th May 2017
Sketches are very important. One doesn't just dive into a canvas and expect to turn out perfect every time. Sometimes, we get lucky, sometimes, it pays to do the legwork and sketching is part of the artistic language. If one doesn't draw rountinely, one gets sloppy. Now, as i get older, i actually like to draw!
Wednesday, 17th May 2017
Back to painting! What a lovely quattro of small paintings from northern california. Specifically the Gilroy area. Soft brown hills dotted with live oaks.
Thursday, 4th May 2017
And the final look of owl
Wednesday, 3rd May 2017
Been very busy of late with the unseasonably warm weather. Farm work beckons! But i did finally get a cool spell long enough for me to get some glazing done. Some owls.
Tuesday, 18th April 2017
Pastels. And i do love this painting. The sky, the clouds and the water. Just...i did it. And i look at it every day and say, wow.
Wednesday, 22nd March 2017
So, suddenly one day i learned how to paint water. It just clicked. Miraculous how that happens and so rewarding.
Wednesday, 1st March 2017
My sassy cardinals in ceramic.
I can hear him snapping out a few words.
Pretty soon, his cousin, the bossy bluejay will be along.
Monday, 6th February 2017
So after many months of doing other art, i finally got down and did a pastel painting. I just did it, instinctively went with the flow and then after a couple of hours, took a step back and said, wow. It is always nice when the work cooperates with you.
Saturday, 14th January 2017
So i managed to get some painting in this week after doing so much tilework. It was a nice little vacation