Video Posted June 16, 2013

Monday, December 16, 2013

Playing with Color - 6-1/2" x 5" - Pastel on Paper

This one is contrived using a black and white photo of a roof repair  I just wanted to play; this is the result.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

7-1/4" x 8-1/2" - Pastel on Canson Paper

I did this one for Bill Guffy's Virtual Paintout for the month of December 2013.  Venice, Italy is this month's location.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Basic Envelope - Figure No.3

On this one I drew the envelope first, added a few other guide lines, then attempted to draw the figure in using straight lines.  Even on the ones that appear curved, I tried to draw them in straight increments so they appear more curved.  I also used a proportional divider to help locate points after the basic envelope was in place. The figure si just a bit less than 9" high.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Basic Envelope - Figure No.2

On paper the figure is about 11" high.  3B pencil on paper.

Basic Envelope - Figure No.1

Basic Envelope:  On paper the figure is about 8" high.  I sketched it, enclosed it in an envelope, then compared it to my model, after which I had to correct the location of her right foot as you can detect in the drawing. I can see another location error as well (her right arm; close, but not right). My sketch reminds me of Degas' bathers. Very valuable exercise: this is a tool for constant use.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

"Dawn" - 8" x 10-1/2" - Pastel on Wallis Paper

I've reposted this one, "Dawn," after studying up and applying digital photography procedure.  This was shot indoors lit with daylight, using a Canon SX150 IS set manually for white balance and exposure. I then did a bit of post processing to match the photo to the painting as closely as possible... big improvement over the one posted previously.

Saturday, August 3, 2013

"River Residence" - Detroit - 8" x 8" - Oil on Canvas Panel

I used a limited palette on this one:  Cad Yel Pale, Alizarin, Ultramarine, Burnt Umber, T. White, and Mars Black.

Friday, August 2, 2013

Design & Value Sketch - 8" x 8" - Oil on Canvas Panel

Working out the design of the next painting... The idea is to make it more abstract with less detail than some of my previous work. So far, I like it ... needs a bit more work

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Altered Values

Oil on canvas panel - 6" x 8" - quick study altering value scheme from the original study.

Working on Color

This is a color study - 2" x 3" - Oil on paper.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Mass Gesture - "Take a Seat"

I used a black pastel stick about 3/4" in length on inexpensive paper. The game is to draw rapidly, 5 minutes or less. The figure is about 12" high.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Vilnius County, Lithuania - 9" x 18" - Pastel on Wallis Paper

The painting was inspired by Bill Guffey's Virtual Paintout  -  Virtual Paintouts using Google Street View as a resource for traveling the world to find interesting locations and subjects to paint.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Block Study No.18 - 8" x 10" - Oil on Canvas Panel

Yet another block study. I painted this one with a knife instead of brushes, which for me forces a more painterly surface.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Block Study No.1 (OCHS) 8" x 10" - Oil on Canvas Panel

This one is a little different than my previous block studies in that it was done in overcast conditions, the sky is totally overcast today in Los Angeles.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Block Study No.16 - 13" x 13" - Oil on Canvas Paper

The set-up was lit with an incandescent spot just out of the photo to the above-left.  The red block was not going well, so I did a couple of studies of only the red block to work out the basic colors before repainting it in the block study itself.  That little side road really helped.