Tuesday, December 28, 2010

After the holidays

Am so glad to get back to work on my first love, art...........haven't done alot over the holidays and now I can reclaim my time.  This is a piece done with a new model at the Watercolor Society.  I got inspired to use some geometrics, will probably redo later.  It is collage and watercolor.

Monday, December 20, 2010

December 20th

Least anyone think that I am not working, I am. But I have not been happy woth anything I've done lately except for this one. It is 24 x 36", so very big and takes alot of work to get it going. Now that the figure is done, have to address the rest of the picture, and make it all work together.
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Thursday, December 9, 2010

Something different today

I went to temple with a Jewish friend of mine, she arranged flowers for the sanctuary and then we both drew them.  We decided to call them prayer paintings.  What fun.  It has a little collage in it. 

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

another piece for the show..bad photography again

Need to get another camera, think I have dropped it once too often. 

Bad photography

This piece will go into the "LeQuattro" show opening Saturday nite.  The print at the bottom is from a Dutch bible.  I call it "Walking in the Word"

Frantically working

A last minute 12x12 painting of the Fairy.  Will probably put this at the Watercolor Society.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Thanksgiving eve

Could not resist doing a peeling paper method today, taught it at last workshop, but wanted to do another one myself.  May make changes later.l

Sunday, November 21, 2010

November 20, Sugarland

I did a demonstration for the sugarland art league yesterday morning.  It was a small crowd as the "art crawl" downtown was last nite, but we had alot of fun.  Today is change out work at the Woodlands Art Gallery, may put it in there.  It's a drawing of the beautiful patricia.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Artwork from Brenham workshop

had a fabulous time in Brenham with so many talented people.  This is the results from a 2 day workashop...p>
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Friday, November 12, 2010

November 12

Will definetly turn this one into a finished work.  I like the unusual stance of the model.  Did this at the Watercolor Society

Monday, November 8, 2010

Announcement

This is the logo of 3 artists and myself that will be showing together in several venues this year.  You are the first to see it.  Group includes Ron Dykes, William Tone, Annette Palmer and myself.  Find my signature.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Great show last nite

this is one of my pieces that sold.  There was quite a crowd last nite and everyone had a good time.  So fun to connect with artists I had not seen for a while.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Monday Watercolor, Nov 1

I have a hard time photographing a true watercolor.  This is as close as I can get and still does not show the various nuances.  Oh well.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

October 31

Did the drawing for this last Wednesday at the Watercolor Society.  Finished today, it's Patricia , a beautiful young model from Cuba.  I worked yesterday to help hang the show at The Studio in the Woods.  Will have an opening on Friday nite.  I entered 11 pieces, for all the work, am hoping we get a good crowd.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

something different

After the model session Saturday morning I couldn't' resist experiementing with the model.  We'll see if I do it again.  Just get out the colored pencils and play with the image.

Friday, October 22, 2010

October 22

My latest picture of Patricia, it's amazing that I would not think she is one of my favorite models, however I seem to get good work from her.  Sooooooooo.  Obviously I don't know what works.  I did not use her for my workshop, but should have.  I am planning a large painting on canvas next. 

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

demonstration from Saturday

this is the demo I did for the Woodlands students.  They picked up everything really quick and they did some wonderful work.  See below

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

sketch of Gloria

While going thru sketches I came across this sketch of Gloria, I like it and think I will use it in my class starting Friday at the Woodlands Art Gallery.  Don't exactly know how we will get 13 students, a model and myself in that room, but we'll see.  Will go over tomorrow and check things. out.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

reworked piece

This piece has bothered me since day 1.  I have reworked it, but am still not sure it suits me.  It's very hard to photograph because of the metallic paint.  Have been studying Gustav Klimt, but can't seem to get the hang of it.  The detail in this photograph is lost.
Trying to photograph the metallic paint is very difficult. 

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Back from Austin

My painting below won 3rd place the membership show at the Watercolor Society of Houston.  It proves my point, they always like the more traditional pieces. 

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

another try

 Painted Patricia for another chance at the membership show.  Am not wure about this one.  May not enter it.
This piece got 3rd place in the Membership show at the Watercolor Society.  It also sold.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Have been working

I have been working on this piece, I need an entry for the Watercolor Membership show and can't seem to so anything that I'm happy with.  I'll test drive this one. 

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Brenham, Texas

Will do a demonstration of my collage methods at Brenham tomorrow, picked these 2 pieces (drawings) to do for a  demo.  We'll see how it goes.  I always start my women with a quick 20 minute drawing as these, and take them hopefully to completion. 

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Saturday, 9-11

We had a large redheaded model today, I used the peeling paper method as I wanted more interest.  I think it is successful.

Monday, September 6, 2010

The magazine is out.

The front of the magazine is quite bold.

another Klimt inspired painting

I have recently been doing some very decorative things.  This is another one.  The little hill country publication "Flair" has come out, the piece on the cover is sold, but would like to do some more in that manner.  You may see the whole magazine at FLAIRMAG.net.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Sunday, August 29, 2010

more experimenting

I prepare the surface before I go to the model session, then paint on it letting the papers define the figure.  Draw carefully, value is always a problem.  Probably needs more work.  Always looks different on blog, probably my poor photography.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Sketch, torn paper

This is a drawing I did at the Watercolor Society last Wednesday.  I took the sketch, which was on sketch paper and tore it up, then reglued down in an attempt to get more expression.  I am still working on this but like the stance.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

a drawing

Went to the Saturday morning nude session, have missed several this summer.  We plan on doing a nude show in the fall, I better get busy.  This is a 20 minute drawing.

Paint-a-long

Am trying to get some examples together for the Paint-a-long at Fort Bend Art League on Tuesday.  I have been a little lazy this August and am short on examples. 

Friday, August 13, 2010

demonstration

I did a demonstration for Bellville workshop, this is the result.  I started with a quick sketch.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Bellville workshop

I did a 2 day workshop in Bellville, Texas at Holland Street Gallery.  The gallery is on the city square in Bellville and is like the social center of the town.  We had every sq. ft. of that gallery classroom full, and we had a great time.  There was alot of great art produced, as well as alot of good conversation.  Will go back next year for sure.

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Pigeons are ready

My lateset pigeons are ready for the August show at Archway.  I call this "Pigeon Sighting", it is on canvas 20"x 30"

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Back from Austin/ Beautiful models

I had a wonderful time in Austin giving a workshop at the Dragonfly Gallery on Rosedale. What a great group. Lots of art and lots of laughs. I recommend this venue to anyone interested in doing a workshop in Austin. The owner Nina Mihm is the hostess with the mostest. This is a new gallery in Austin, the work changes monthly and I'm going back to see the next show. As I have a daughter in Austin, I have more than one reason to go back.  Nina supplied the models, what a treat.  The one on the right is her daughter, if you need a beautiful model call Dragonfly.

My Austin Workshop Creations

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great new model

                                            always god to have a new model, Rae is outstanding.