Monday, September 30, 2013

Two-Minute Pose

Digital print created from a charcoal sketch of last Tuesday night’s model.

Jesse’s Pose
30 x 40

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Jesse & Rose

Some sketches from September’s Tuesday night life drawing sessions, featuring Jesse & Rose, two great models.

Jesse in Charcoal

Two-minute sketch

Rose on Newsprint

High-energy Hair

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Bob Told Me To Use Red

Friend and mentor Bob told me to use red if I want a painting to sell.

OK, got it.

Note: The term “mentor” comes from the name Mentor, the advisor of the young Telemachus in Homer’s Odyssey. At least that’s what I recall from my extensive Greek studies in years past (muffled laugh).

This unfinished painting started as an oil-on-canvas painting. While waiting for the oils to dry a bit I   photographed the painting, imported the photo into the computer, then added some digital brush strokes as a study for later when I continue working on the original with oils.

Almost Ripe
Oil on canvas
30 x 20

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Rush Hour

A landscape, in progress, based on a photo I took several years ago of the road between Chimayo and Nambe, two villages north of Santa Fe. Traffic hasn't changed much. Still as busy as ever.

Rush Hour
Oil on canvas