These two paintings are 30" x 36", and
Friday, October 28, 2011
These two paintings are 30" x 36", and
Monday, August 15, 2011
Is he not the cutest? This is my grandson, Avery. This is what I've been doing instead of painting, camping with the kids. Got some good scenery pictures of Sugar Creek to use as reference photos. Maybe this one should turn into a painting?
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Saturday, August 6, 2011
I have a new iPhone and just added the bloggerplus app. Now able to post blogs from my phone, don't have to wait til I'm home at my desk top. This means more frequent blogs! Woo Hoo! just started this new figure painting, now waiting on the first layer to dry... getting ready for two shows at the Stutz, October and November. More to come!
Saturday, July 23, 2011
This is the beginning of a tryptich mosaic tile wall art. Ran out of glue, so have to wait to do the other 2. Thought about Michelle while doing this, she is an awesome mosaic artist friend who just moved to Chicago. We miss her at the Stutz, and I'm sure they miss her in the Carmel Arts and Design district too!
Thursday, July 21, 2011
Continuing to build a body of work (no pun intended) of nudes in oil. I'm hoping to have more time to paint, now that I am no longer president of the Stutz Artists Association. That's right! As of last night's elections, I am free to paint, draw, even to work at my paying job (nursing)! Very excited about the future, especially since there are two shows coming up this fall that I hope to be a part of. Stay tuned for October's "Women of a Certain Age..." and in November, Spirit and Place, "The Body". Both of these will be exciting events!
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Monday, July 18, 2011
Thursday, July 7, 2011
Today I am posting 2 images. The one, "Coming and Going" you have seen from last week. I wasn't sure if it was finished, but I've made some adjustments, and I believe this is done. I notice that I have forgotten to sign it, though. Something I am frequently guilty of.
The other image is of a painting I'm not entirely satisfied with. I am happy with the compostition, a male nude in a contemplative pose. I am not happy with the colors, but need to let this percolate before tackling it again.
I am having fun painting again, though, and for that I am grateful!
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
I've been exploring Expressionism. It's really kind of fun! One result is that I'm beginning to think that it's possible to "draw" with paint. This opens up a whole new world for me, because drawing is what I really enjoy and feel called to do. This painting and the previous one are about drawing with paint, and about drawing what I like, often, this is the human figure.
Hope you like it!
Friday, July 1, 2011
After spending a couple of "dry" weeks, artistically, I decided to just DO something! I have always loved figures, but haven't attempted to paint them very often, thinking I need a model, and why pay for a model when the first paintings for a while won't be any good. So do you see how backward this thinking is? I decided to just do it, paint figures without worrying about making them realistic or even attractive to anyone but me. This is the start of my efforts. I began from a gestural drawing done in open figure last week. This isn't done, but not sure what more to do. It's large-ish, 34" square. It's oil with some charcoal. The charcoal is another piece which I decided to leave in, even enhance. Usually I just use charcoal to sketch the rough outlines, but I like charcoal, and I like line, so why not emphasize that? I kinda like it.
Thursday, June 9, 2011
I have worked on this pastel painting, adjusting edges and color saturation to emphasize the intended focal point. Can you guess what it is? Thanks to Pam Newell, my pastel instructor, for the critique of my earlier work.
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Doesn't it look like the roses wanted to go for a walk? They just jumped out of the vase before they realized, they don't have feet!
This is pastel on Wallis paper, 24 x 18. Not sure I'm finished with it. It's "percolating" overnight.
Monday, May 30, 2011
This is the first of what I hope to be a short series of beach items. Useful on a rainy day, or a sunny one!
Hopefully, as this year as Stutz Artists Association president draws to a close, I will have the chance to do more art. I can hardly wait! I think I'm almost ready for an "immersion" into pastel still lifes. We shall see...
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Did this pastel in class, taught by Pam Newell. What a great experience! Can't wait for the next class!
Also, I'm very excited to report that I sold four art works at the Open House this year. Most notably, "White Mums" found a new home with Justin, who has been eyeing it since last fall! Thanks to Justin!
Saturday, April 23, 2011
This is the event I wait for all year! If you are a fan of mine, or of art in general, then you don't want to miss this! Come look me up in studio C 350. Some of the art from this blog will be framed and for sale. Hope to see you there!
Saturday, April 2, 2011
Monday, March 28, 2011
Sunday, March 27, 2011
I've not posted lately, but I have been busy doing pastels. Trying to have a body of work ready for the upcoming Stutz Open House! Mark your calendars, April 29 and 30. This will be a great show!
Saturday, March 5, 2011
I was setting up this still life in my studio, with just the bottles, potatos, and vase, when Carol came in with a handful of daffodils and gave me these! Instantly my still life was more interesting. This is done in pastels on Wallis paper. I'm really appreciating the Wallis, it holds a lot more pastel than other sanded papers.
Saturday, February 26, 2011
I did this in the pastel class with Pam Newell. She set up this still life, and in the first session I got as far as the bottom picture. In 2 more sessions I ended up with what you see in the top picture. Not sure I like the finished version better than the unfinished. I feel like the unfinished version has more energy. Any comments/ opinions?
Monday, February 7, 2011
Last week between blizzards I made my way to my studio at the Stutz to pick up some art supplies to take home. So while the nation was covered in snow and ice, I printed out some reference photos from vacations of the past. This is the result. A landscape from a forgotten spot, but I believe it would have to be at an Indiana State Park.
Saturday, February 5, 2011
Thursday, January 13, 2011
Debby sent me a photo she took from Jerry's trawler in the Gulf off Key West. They are always beautiful, but sometimes spectacular. She know I hadn't seen one in a while. I had to recreate it with pastels.
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Had fun doing this commissioned drawing of a wedding dress, with images of Rome, the honeymoon destination, in the background. What a great idea for the first, "paper", anniversary!