Thursday, April 5, 2018

Ink on Yupo



Having fun working with Yupo paper and Chinese ink.  Yupo paper is a polypropylene paper which doesn't absorb water.....hence the puddles of wash sit on the paper and dry.  I love this paper even though it is quite pricey!

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Over Easy



I bought these cardinal salt and pepper shakers in lieu of our crazy cardinal that made the exterior of our home his work.....he threw himself at our kitchen window for over 3 years daily except when he was raising his young.  Yes, it drove me crazy and yet in some very strange way he became my friend.  If I was sitting in the dining room off the kitchen he would throw himself at the window next to me.  We couldn't catch nor dissuade him from this activity.   But, alas he no longer does this behavior and I am not certain that he is one of the number of Cardinals that we have frequenting our bird feeder.  Sooooo....I bought these sweet little salt and pepper shakers around Christmas time and just now painted them.  This is an oil painting painted on an 8"x 10" stretched cotton canvas.

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Somewhere in South Carolina

All throughout South Carolina on back roads in rather remote areas you can find these abandoned shacks and homes.  This one is an old barn and shed.  I loved the weathered look and the greenery which had overgrown the area.  This painting is right off the easel and is WET....it will nor ship until after May 1st 2018.   
I laid in a red orange ground on this canvas and then painted over it.  I loved the greens against the warmth of the shed.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Portrait #13

This i.s the second time that I have painted this incredibly beautiful woman.  The first attempt I felt that the drawing was too dark and dismal.  In this drawing I left some of the image to the imagination and focused the rich values in the face.  I may try drawing her again until I can achieve just what I am looking for.  However, I do like this drawing very much.  This woman is a member of the Beja People who are ancestors of the true Egyptians.  Think about this for a minute; they built and Empire that stood for 4,000 years.  I find that just amazing.

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Portrait #12

This portrait went a little easier....I will do #11 over again....I learned a great deal from this one.

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