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


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

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.