Saturday, June 30, 2012

LOBSTER BISQUE

4x4 Oil on Ampersand Gessobord
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Lobster Bisque ..... is there a better soup?  I had this wonderful delicacy in Portland, Oregon at Higgins.   The fragrance of the lobster, cream, sherry and a hint of garlic was enticing. I thought of this soup when Some Texas Artists Like to Paint offered this month's challenge, "Fragrance."  Please take a minute and look how other artists have interpreted fragrance.

Friday, June 29, 2012

READING

4x4 Oil on Ampersand Gessobord
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This painting was done from a photograph of a young man reading in a hotel lobby.  He looked very comfortable and was totally engrossed in his book.  Thankfully, my camera did not break his concentration.  I decided to concentrate just on the shapes in the painting with as little detail as possible.  I am submitting to this week's Daily Paintworks Challenge.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

FACE No. 74

4x4 Oil on Ampersand Gessobord
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I loved painting her big hair.  There was so much of it and it appeared to be long, too.  I began to think of her getting up the morning of the day she was arrested, putting on her make-up and fixing her hair.  Did she have any idea that by the end of the day she would be facing a camera in a police station?  I would assume she didn't, however I just continued to wonder how her day began and then progressed into this mug shot. 

Sunday, June 24, 2012

LUCIAN FREUD


LUCIAN FREUD PORTRAITS  will be here in Fort Worth at the Modern beginning July 1 through October 28.  If  When you come, the Modern has a fantastic cafe for your dining pleasure.  AND just across the street there is the Kimbell Museum.  IN ADDITION, across from the Kimbell is the Amon Carter Museum.  BUT WAIT, THERE'S MORE!!  Across the street from the Amon Carter there is the Fort Worth Art Center.  So, when you come for this exhibit - or any other exhibit - let me know and we can meet ....... for lunch, of course!! :-D

Thursday, June 21, 2012

BACK TO BASICS #6




These sketches  were done a few years ago with a live model.  I was enrolled in a drawing class at TCU and we were studying the human form.  I enjoy drawing, but haven't pulled out my sketchbook and pencils in quite awhile.  It's basic and I need to return it.  What about you?  Do you sketch regularly, once in awhile, never? 



Friday, June 15, 2012

FACE No. 71

4x4 Oil on Ampersand Gessobord
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I am still trying to learn the ins and outs of my new computer.  I know that it will eventually be second nature, but I have to say I really miss the familiarity of my old one.  This one is just a little different and so it continues to be a learning experience.  
I have fallen behind in my painting, too.  I don't know why things have all of a sudden become so busy.  It happens sometimes, but for the most part I have not let it interfere with my art.  I hope that by next week I will be back in my old routine.  :-)
ENJOY YOUR WEEKEND!!!

Friday, June 8, 2012

FACE No. 70

4x4 Oil on Ampersand Gessobord
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This was painted on a red acrylic ground.  You can see some of the red peeking through in places.  I also tried to use as few brushstrokes as possible, which is not an easy exercise.  It is so easy to overwork a painting.  I'm pleased with the result.
An essential aspect of creativity is not being afraid to fail.
Edwin Land

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

FACE No. 69

4x4 Oil on Ampersand Gessobord
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Another mugshot and another fun painting.  I played with color and went for as little detail as I could comfortably get away with.    



Monday, June 4, 2012

BACK TO BASICS #5

Using three blocks and a warm light I focused on values again.  This time I am more satisfied with the shadows on the cloth and blocks.  Paying more attention and taking more time with the painting proved helpful.  This was another good lesson.  
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