Tuesday, March 30, 2010

One of Our Art Leaguers...

This man does beautiful torso casts.. and pottery....

Monday, March 29, 2010

Two more gals I volunteer with..

This is a mom-daughter team that help out others.. I like taking pictures of my paintings, it helps me see where I need to improve. These paintings show me to learn more about hair detail. Hopefully, we will see progress in this area in the future.. The spring weather is so delightful recently, only wish it could go on and on......:)

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Cowpoke, Devon... he's a handsome one..

this is a young horseman, handsome one for sure...

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

here is a young swimmer in his wet suit..

This is Jess, he and his brother are handsome youngsters.... enjoyed painting them.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Greetings on a beautiful, sunny day...

this shows the steps I take in painting .. I use a thinned down mixture of generally umber or sienna w/ a medium brush, depending on the size canvas. I block in colors 2nd, then tweek details and let it dry somewhat, tweek somemore, fill in back ground complimentary to the painting or related to the photo .. like a sandy background behind this young man. when it is dry I spray varnish it for a low luster look. Lots of painters don't date their paintings, but I prefer to for myself..

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Two wonderful young women, I volunteer where they work.. and two young sailors... they were fun to paint, thought of their mama when she was little.

what can I say? these are wonderful, young women working for a great cause..:) and the two little brothers look like they could be up to something..:) I think for my next painting, just to make it more interesting for us, I will take pictures in stages... from the messy underpainting forward.. then you can see the steps I take..

Monday, March 1, 2010

here's one I did last week, meant to get it in February's timeslot, oh well, she was fun to paint..

Here is a lady that still teaches art to groups.. us included..:) You can see by looking at her, she's a pleasant lady..:)