Friday, October 30, 2009

Self-Portrait at 30 (Underdrawing)

This is the underdrawing for a self-portrait I'm working on... a celebration of my 30th and the impending end of my MFA.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Agapanthus Fields

Today is the three year anniversary of my art journal since my first post on October 27, 2006: Man on Street. Boy, my work's changed a lot since then! But... I still love bright colors.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Quick Portrait Studies

Sometimes it's fun just to paint quickly and see what comes out. The top is a self-portrait done in about twenty minutes and below that is a painting from a model done in about five minutes.

Oh, and here's a two minute sketch of my pastor:

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Purple Orchid

I know. Another flower... but I hope it brings you joy on this stormy day.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Yellow Rose

Another "warm-up" painting... I used various paint applications: direct painting, a rub-out technique, glazing and I also scumbled across the surface to obtain the haziness in the background. I enjoy vibrant colors but am working on variations in color temperature to obtain depth. This is a certain variation of yellow rose on view at the Rose Gardens in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco.


Wednesday, October 07, 2009

By the Water (detail)

This is a detail view of a full length nude I completed today. The model said it was like I "reached into her brain and found out where she wanted to be" and brought it to life on canvas.

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