Carol Marine is doing a Daily Paintworks Challenge and I decided it would be good practice to participate. She is a woman of boundless energy and an amazing talent. Click the links above to see Carol's work and the "Challenge" to see all the entries.
I believe this car is a 1955 Chrysler Imperial, possibly a coupe. If it is not please let me know. Lots of cars from this era sported fins and chrome with that "Buck Rogers" look.
Monday, January 31, 2011
Saturday, January 29, 2011
Friday, January 28, 2011
Thursday, January 27, 2011
This young lady was acting in a play for my son's school project. She was checking her makeup at the time I took the picture of her, it always makes me laugh.
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Monday, January 24, 2011
I have had this onion hanging around my studio since last fall. I noticed a few days ago that it was going to sprout, soil or no soil...or water, anticipating spring. I understand that completely.
Saturday, January 22, 2011
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
A couple good friends of mine just had birthdays and I wanted to do portraits of their beloved dogs for a present. This character is Dexter, an Italian greyhound. He is usually a perpetual motion machine but I was lucky to catch him in a brief quiet moment. This is probably one of my favorite paintings. I hope the other comes out as well.
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
I just replaced #3 with #4 to save space. I am having trouble with my wifi so I didn't get a chance to post this yesterday. I am working much slower now, taking time to sit back more often and assess what to do next. When I was doing commercial work, I didn't always get that luxury because of deadlines.
Monday, January 10, 2011
Sunday, January 9, 2011
Friday, January 7, 2011
Thursday, January 6, 2011
I had been wanting to play with the blue shadows that are cast across the snow. This is a tricky scene to catch with the whites and darks, things can really get mucked up rather quickly.
This is another scene up at Barlow Creek.
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Veryl loaned me. Antlers are a real challenge and I needed the "mental floss" they provided. I found I am really rusty at working in graphite too.
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
Monday, January 3, 2011
I was away over Christmas and got back just in time for a whopper of a storm. It dumped at least two feet around the house. This is up above Rico, Colorado at Barlow Creek. I liked the sun peeking between the clouds and the snow fading the hills.