Thursday, September 23, 2010

Sketch of Miss Ansley

I wanted fast results and a more painterly look. This was done with a conte pastel pencil, my fingers, paper towel, and eraser. Now all that said, I got into too much detail - lost that loose and lost edge work I invisioned. I was working so hard to get the likeness that I lost the overall feeling of what I had in mind. But I am pretty happy with it and think I'll give it another go!

Monday, September 20, 2010

September Gold


Keeping my two beautiful grandbabies for a couple of days so probably won't get a chance to paint or post anything the next few days. So thought I'd post this 24X36 I did from Ouray, CO a while back. I don't usually paint this large so this was a challenge for me but was pretty happy with the results.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Relief

This is my first relief - always wanted to design and make a set of plates and platters, so through my friend Suzann she taught and walked me thru the process - I wished I had spent more time on the figure (not sure that it reads well in this photograph) and then the glazes-you never know what you're gonna get - wanted more of the golden glaze to bleed out more so didn't really get what I was shooting for. This was really hard but alot of fun at the same time. Believe I'll give this another shot!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

An Apple A Day

Really struggling today - was so much happier with this early on. Should have stopped hours ago or maybe should have been a do over. Just trying to get some brush mileage in!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Farmers Market

This is an 8X10 pastel done on sanded paper from a larger painting. One of the things that I learned from working in pastels is that it taught me alot about color. I'm pretty pleased with it and may use it as a study for a larger oil painting.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Sculptures













Thought I'd introduce you all to another love of mine. These were done awhile back in a workshop. We worked from life. I've always wanted to sculpt with the thought it would help me in my drawing and painting of portraits and the figure. I'm working on a piece right now of just the torso. These are done in water base clay - I've had some wonderful help from a very close and dear friend and WONDERFUL artist Suzann Crommer - check out her blog. She's the best!