Sunday, June 27, 2010

I did manage to finish one painting of my two dogs - Baxter as a puppy. It has been hard keeping up with my training at my other job. Three more days and I can get back to painting.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Painting of our dog Bailey, a bad  photo - I can do the paintings, but sometimes I have trouble photographing them - to show them at there best. Oh well, you get the idea. Anyone want a painting of their pet?

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Study of the catacombs in Paris,buried dead, bones that have been stacked to create macabre structures under ground. Also a street scene I have been working on for awhile. I have about three or four additional paintings in various stages. I am trying to remain consistant in my style, but, at the same time show a range of subject matter. I have just been hired for a full time (non art related, boohoo) job...hoping that It will not interfear too much with the pace that I have been painting. I think, in order to grow (and I feel I have been growing) I need to continue to paint dailey to refine my talent.

Friday, June 11, 2010

This is a departure for me, just wanted to get an opinion  on it. I did this today - 4'x4', it's big - I am not sure if I can call it done. I like it - something wants me to add more dimension - what do you think?
I finished another painting...I wrote earlier that I took this photo in England around 1985...couldn't figure out how to do it...not enough confidence I suppose. I always have the inkling to want to keep adding...I have found out that I can refine the image more, but then it doesn't look like my style - so I am trying to leave them alone when they reach a point that I like them.
Well. I am off to my studio. I have been trying to finish some work. I need to get my web sight up and running.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

This morning I finished a painting that I originally started a few years ago, then put away. It is from a photo I took in San Diego. It was a difficult subject for me - the photo was over exposed, and (although I loved the subject) I somehow needed to paint how I saw the subject, and make it come alive. The rocks and water
were very bland and basically the same color. I am happy with the results. I feel relieved that I was able to finally see on canvas what was in my head. I am starting another painting today from a photo I had originally took as a painting subject - year ago in England. I never felt like I knew how to paint it. Lately, I have become infused with a new vitality and passion for my painting - I guess that it why  I am revisiting some of my old photo studies. I feel that there is nothing that  I can't do.