Feeling a little better today. I was going to paint inside but blue shadows were calling to me. Although I am now a bit "snow blind" I felt is was a good practice.
Thursday, December 31, 2009
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
My cold is in full bloom and I thought I would have to give up in defeat. I decided to try drawing and that wasn't going well. This was my last one and although I feel I can do better, it was the best I could do today.
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Back at it! I got this one done late yesterday and didn't get a chance to post it until today. I was wanting to work on painting clouds and sky composition. I still feel it is not quite hitting the mark, maybe after my cold lifts I will be able to think more clearly about what it needs.
Friday, December 18, 2009
I am having trouble this week getting any more acceptable paintings done, along with the holiday obligations and still moving in, it is neigh on impossible.
I thought I would post this older piece I had done back in 1990. This was a holiday design done for the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.
This is my holiday card to those who may be looking in. I wish you all a wonderful holiday season and hope all your wishes come true.
Monday, December 14, 2009
Friday, December 11, 2009
This is Spike the cat, he hangs at the coffee shop where I go in the mornings. He likes to guard the porch from other cat interlopers and gives them a stern warning when they trespass.
These sketches are done completely freehand with pen and ink, there is no preliminary pencil layout. No guts no glory!
Thursday, December 10, 2009
I missed a couple of days because of snow shoveling and a painting that I am not happy with yet. I sketched a little yesterday and decided to post these instead.
I usually like to work from life but since the temperature is about 15 degrees above zero with a 15 mph wind so I thought I'd work inside. I snapped a picture of this bull in Yellowstone bellowing and scratching, a sure sign he wants to fight. I thought he was talking to me at first but soon noticed there was another bull coming up behind me! I never saw them fight but there was a long "sizing up" session punctuated by bellowing, scratching, dirt slinging to show off.
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Monday, December 7, 2009
This is a study from a Frank Lloyd Wright replica called "The Boulder" from his Oak Park Studio. Since this model was available and easy to set up I thought I'd give it a try. This view is looking down on it.