Monday, June 26, 2017

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Last Call / workshop June 23,24, 2q


The workshop for this weekend is almost full, if you wish to join us write me at Lizhill4u@aol.com.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

another way of approaching a portrait

This is a charcoal portrait , it has a spray of acetone to make the wonderful texture.  Will try this again for sure.

a drawing from today, 5-24



I have started painting on top of paint rather than gesso.  I like the surface as well as the texture you get when you do this.  Contact me with questions.  

Friday, May 5, 2017

Glamerous Art Walker. OK, i HAVE EMBARASSED MYSELF, put out a post withi Glamorous misspelled

                                                            Love the artwalks in Galveston.
                                                            People get all dolled up, and really .
                                                                know how to show up.
                                                  It drives me crazy to see misspells on a post,
                                                     NOW I DID IT....yikes

Judged the NSA show last week

                                                 Judged the NSA spring show in Galveston last week.
                                                  The same week I judged the Galvest Art League
                                                    Show.  My friend in Galveston was out of town
                                                     and couldn't stay over.  Galveston is one of my
                                                                       favorite places.

Monday, April 17, 2017

favorite drawing of the redhead


feel a Klimt coming on

I have no place to paint, maybe the dining room floor?  I'm definetly having withdrawals.  Need to turn this quick sketch into a Klimt like piece.  A redhead really a treat at the Watercolor society.

Monday, April 10, 2017

FINISHED MOVING

Have spent the last month all involved in moving, so glad to be here and will eventually settle in.  My art studio had workmen in it all day, can't wait for all the work to be done and organize and actually do some work.  Have attended a couple model sessions, but have been so distracted have not done a lot of painting.  So straight ahead.  We had a wonderful session at Art Discourse (it is a group I do for artists where we meet, show work and talk art).  Much fun, but realized how little work I have done for the past month or two.  So I am posting my birds made with hand-made papers from a papermaking workshop last summer with Rix Jennings in the Heights.  He is the master.  Anyway in case I did not post before here goes: 


These are a couple of my favorites, will do more when the studio is done. 

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

drawing from last week

                                                           two better than one, I call it
                                                                         "Sisters"

Monday, February 13, 2017

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Trying to pull things together

Trying to put some things together for show in Horseshoe Bay.  Meanas reframing, etc to comply with 20"maximum size including frame.  Maybe this one will work.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

First Weekend in February/ workshop

3 days 3 ways to paint the human figure: 
Have had inquiries about a workshop, yes there will be a figure workshop at The Houston Watercolor Society.  Please email me for details.  Looking forward to meeting new people. 

A Christmas Present/done

Am ready to do some things I have really been wanting to do.  Obligatory paintings almost done, 2 to go.  Then FREEDOM!!!!

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Taking down tomorrow

the Visual AA show is over, taking down tomorrow. Neeed more venues to hang in, will be thinking

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

My Art Discourse group

My group nixed the pink background, it is now a light green.  Looks gray on the net, is that my camera or what?  I am putting together a show for a Galveston opening at Susan Tyler's Studio November 26,  Art Walk,   Susan  is a great oil painter herself, selling alot of her work from the website.  Please stop by and take a look, it is on Postoffice but down by the historical homes.  1201 Postoffice, Galveston 77550.  My work will be up thru December.  

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Monday, October 24, 2016

Pueblo Dog

This dog looked as rugged as the landscape, he was very leary of strangers and half hidden.  Think I caught him, could not resist the pink.  

Monday, October 17, 2016

Santa Fe Dogs

Saw wonderful dogs in Santa Fe, and they are walked by very proud owners.  Some of them you are not sure if you are looking at a wolf or a dog.  Can't resist doing a series of them.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

My first LANDSCAPE after trip

This is 24 x 24" on canvas, had to get this one done as it was laying heavy on my brain.  This was coming back from Taos to Santa Fe .

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Home from New Mexico

a stunning view among many, paintings floating around my head,  A favorite lasting impression was seeing the work of Rick Bartow at the Contemporary Arts Museum.  Have been a fan for a long time, but what a surprise to learn that what I thought was paint was pastel.  Amazing work.Rick Bartow, Crow‘s Creation V, 1992, pastel, graphite on paper, © Rick Bartow, Froelick Gallery
Rick Bartow, Crow‘s Creation V, 1992, pastel, graphite on paper, © Rick Bartow, Froelick Gallery

Thursday, September 8, 2016

A show at Hubbell and Hudson

It is my  month to do a show at Hubbel and Hudson Kitchen in the Woodlands.  Opening next month.  I am showing my latest birds, done with handmade paper.  I took a class and made all of the papers. Here is a sample

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Check out my next workshop


3 DAYS, 3 WAYS TO DO CONTEMPORARY FIGURE PAINTING Liz Hill, lizhill4u@aol.com , 713-252-7726. Friday-Sunday Sept 16, 17, 18; 10:00- 4:30pm $150 Join a fun filled 3-day workshop with Liz Hill, award winning mixed media artist. Each day you will have a model in the morning, lunch, followed by the method of painting you are working on that day. You should have a finished piece at the end of each day. There will be critiques first thing the next morning. Questions? Contact Liz at Lizhill4u@aol.com or call 713-252-7726 Supply List: PAINT- any Watermedia you generally use. I prefer watercolor along with opaque paint, but acrylics painters bring either. PAPER- you will need lots of inexpensive drawing paper for the mornings. You will also need 3 sheets (22x30”) hot press 140# paper. We will tear it in half and use half two pieces each day. (Do not try these techniques on cold press paper.) I use Fabriano traditional white & will bring some with me for sale at $5 a sheet. DRAWING- pens, pencils, inks, colored pencils, watercolor crayons. Bring any or all of these. I use a lot of the colored pencils and crayons. COLLAGE- bring any papers you have, from prepared collage papers to magazine prints, old letter, sheet music. I do mean anything! The more varied the more interesting. MEDIUMS- white gesso, matt medium, black gesso if you choose and any other colored gesso you would like. Any stamps and prints you would like. Come with an experimental mind!

Sunday, August 14, 2016

another male model



A couple of quick sketches done  at the Watercolor society.  This model has lost 30 lbs, and is very angular now.