Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Angel's Sunflower

This is a demo that I painted for my senior center watercolor class, done from a photo by Angel Sharum.  Angel was kind enough to give me (and my students) permission to paint from her photo.  Watercolor, 9 x 12 on Arches paper.

Thursday, June 09, 2016

Red Roses

I had some fun doing this painting today - a little bit different than my usual more realistic outcome. 

Friday, March 11, 2016

Portrait/Figure workshop

Last week I took a portrait/figure workshop with Ted Nuttall, at Springmaid Beach.  Ted is an awesome artist, and an excellent teacher, and I hope that I have absorbed at least some of the info that was presented at the workshop.  I worked on two pieces, both of my grandkids.  The first one is my

grandsons,  Justin and Joe.  I think I got a really good likeness, and I'm happy with this one.   The second is a closeup of my granddaughter Kateri, from a photo taken about 5 years ago.  It's close, but I didn't get as good a likeness as I did of the boys.  I really enjoyed working on these, and I think I've found a subject that I like almost as much as painting flowers.

Monday, January 25, 2016

Day 25 - Amaryllis

Day 25 of the challenge, and I haven't been painting or sketching for a few days.  But here's my amaryllis as it looks today, the first bud in full bloom, and another one starting to open, and the second plant still way behind, but looking promising.  11 x 15

Monday, January 18, 2016

Day 18 - NY Farm

It is day 18 of the challenge, but I haven't been keeping up.  I think this is my 10th painting.  Procrastination and a bad cold have kept me on the couch too much.  This is a farm that my sister Joan and I like to sketch when we are in the Orange County, NY area.  5 x 7 from a photo.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Day 13 - Fall Scene

This was painted from a photo taken by my son David on one of his hikes.  Day 13 of #30paintingsin30days


Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Day 12 - A Digital Painting

An art day today with my sister, Joan.  We exchanged Christmas gifts, art related, of course.  Then we took a trip to Dick Blick for some needed supplies.  After lunch, we experimented with Joan's gelli plate for a while - fun, but messy.  Then she gave me a short tutoring session on digital painting with the Artrage app.  This is the first one that I did, before she showed me how to use layers.  I messed up my"ink" lines a bit, but I liked it enough anyway to use this for today's #30paintingsin30days painting.