The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery

......Francis Bacon

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Barn Owl

Oh my..........I have been busy.   Packing and clearing out the house is a lot of work. I need to sit in my studio and create to be able to relax. I miss my studio when I am not in it. My work is such an extension of who I am. I have finally finished the Barn Owl sketch. Done in two different graphite leads and charcoal. The initial sketch is really important. It will be the basis for the entire painting once finished. Color comes next and that is my favorite part, to watch a painting "come to life" is so exciting!

I have to work on another painting too.............

This one above. Still needs work and a background.............I will be working on these two today and post more progress later. Happy painting everyone!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

We Are Watching You

These eyes follow you all around the room


10X30 Acrylic, Mixed Media Tryptich On Canvas

Thursday, March 10, 2011

A Little Warm-Up

These small paintings get my brain and fingers working early in the day. This one is titled "The Fledgling" This is also a new material to paint on for me. Made by Ampersand, it is called Stampboard. It has a very smooth surface and is great for scratching into.

"The Fledgling"
2 1/2 X 3 1/2 Mixed media on Ampersand Stampboard

I will have more of these small ones up on a regular basis. Just small daily paintings for warm up practice!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Framed And Hung

 I had a request to help a client hang a print of my painting, "Buddha In The Shadows" in her meditation room in her home. The framing and matting looks great with this painting and my client was ecstatic!

Everything matches beautifully with her decor. This was actually a surprise for her husband who by the way was very excited to see it.

And that is a photo of my art on the clients wall, along with my wonderful art agent Christy. I couldn't do it without you lady!

So all in all, a very happy customer. For information on my originals and my prints, just contact me. 

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Three Crows In A Row

Ok....Here is my initial sketch of the last crow for my tryptich. He is actually the first crow in the painting, nothing like going backwards but it worked! The viewer reads from left to right so the inward facing first crow commands the viewer to pan across all three canvases, keeping him in the painting peripheral, so to speak. So compositionally, it works.

And the three canvases next to one another..................

Here you can see how the first crow leads the eye to the other two, in one fell swoop. I will get this new sketch based in and then I will add all the final details. Back to the studio I go and I will have a brand new sketch for a new painting up soon! Thanks for viewing.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Developing A Little At A time

Here is more progress on My Lady With Crow painting. The process I use on these paintings take a bit more time to create. I't's done using multiple layers of color, beginning with thin washes and building up into using thicker strokes.

You can see the light washes and more detail here in this closeup.............

I am putting her aside today to work on the crow tryptich. But I will post more as I work on her later.