Saturday, December 29, 2007

"Standing Tree" Watercolor Study

I took the plunge and decided to attempt watercolor again. It's still as difficult as it's always been, but this time I approached it with reckless abandon. I am going to stay at it and see what comes........I'm looking to find some grace with it....

"Mountain Scene" - no such place.....

Thursday, December 20, 2007

"Holdin' Hands"

This beautiful rendition of warmth between two people is my daughter Amy's work.
Thank you for taking a look.

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Ginger - a.k.a. "Pup"sicle - one of my Golden Retrievers

I sketched and posted Ginger as a tribute to her. Her essence befit the breed she was born to - Golden....... She didn't know she wasn't human. Ging .... we'll always love you.

Monday, November 26, 2007

My grandson Teddy - almost two years old then...

This is my final attempt at depicting Teddy, at almost two yrs. old; in his true likeness. Eric and Kirsten, please know that this project was a "labor" of love.....miss you all so very much.

Seascape Study - from a photograph

I'm working a lot now with photographs because the cold weather has finally set in ..... soooo depressing. Working from photos gets me through my "need" for painting, but the experience is nothing like the plein aire painting I have come to know and love. It's only November and it already feels like Spring will never come .....

Sunday, August 26, 2007

"Ornamental Grass w/Fencepost" - Buckeye Lake, OH

I haven't posted a "study" in quite awhile (since I first began posting), but I felt the need to post this one because it was so difficult for me to execute.
It took me much longer to sketch than I had guessed, but the time was well spent. I came away feeling that from it I've acquired a new understanding for "negative" space within a sketch.

"Old Reservation" - Lexington, MA

"Old Reservation" is the result of a first attempt at using pallette knives and heavy body acrylics for a vurtually
"brushless" landscape.

Mt. Hood Golfcourse - below - has a few
knife-work flowers painted into it, and when I tried it I was immediately hooked on the way the paint went to the canvas panel with a knife (as opposed to a brush). The foliage in this painting was done with a large brush, but the balance of it is done with knives.

.......totally different feel.

"Pond at Mt. Hood Golfcourse" - Melrose - MA

"My Brother's Backyard"-Granville, OH

Sunday, March 11, 2007

"Mountain Meadow"

"Curtained Window"
Graphite Pencil, 5" X 7"

"Purple Tree"
Acrylic and Watercolor, 8 1/2" x 11"
"Nude Woman Sitting"
Graphite Pencil, 5" x 7"
" Pastel Tree Study"
Pastel Crayon, 14" x 17"

Pencil Sketch

"Barren Tree"
Graphite Pencil, 5" x 7"