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Friday, February 29, 2008

From the Life Drawing Series. . . . .

"Portrait Sketch of Elisabeth" approx. 18"x 20" Black Soft Pastel on Strathmore paper

From the Life Drawing Series. . . .

"Two Gestural Studies" Ebony Pencil on Newsprint paper

Gestural Study Detail I & II approx. 16"x 14" & 16"x8" respectively

From the Life Drawing Series. . . . .

"Gesture of the Head and Hand" approx. 20"x18" Black Soft Pastel on Strathmore paper

"The Red Door - Painting in Primary & Secondary Hues"

9"x12" Original Plein Air Oil on Canvas .

Despite the tremendous high wind gusts and the cold temperatures
(I painted with "fingerless" gloves!)
I just had to paint this house!
The Red Door, the Cobalt Blue Car parked in front, the Green Ivy growing all over the facade and the little ochre Yellow shades in the windows captured my eye dramatically!

Half way through the painting, though, someone got into that car and drove off!!
After my palette blew away for the third time, I packed it up. I think I'd like to try this one again on a less "dramatic" day (ha ha)

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

"All in a Row - An Avenue of Oaks"

SOLD Original 10"x8" Plein Air Oil on Linen Board

Crushed Oyster roads lined with magnificent Oak Trees capture the dancing sunlight filtering through the webs of massive Oak Tree branches.
These eye-catching "tunnels" draw me to paint them every time.

"Farmfield Oak Trees"

SOLD Original 8"x10" Plein Air Oil on Linen

The everpresent challenge of a Tree!! I enjoy every millisecond that I get to paint such glorious subjects with friends who challenge and encourage me. Thanks again, Anne, for allowing us on your farm!!

"Dreaming in Technicolor - same pose as Sleeping"

Full-Color Watercolor Washes on Newsprint Paper

approximately 10"x18"


Watercolor Wash in Greys on Newsprint Paper

approximately 10"x18"

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

"A Portrait in Progress - 'It's a Start' - First Application"

24.5"x18.5" Original Oil on Canvas

Another start to another portrait: Two brothers and their sister. I haven't yet settled on the third subject's pose, so I am leaving her blank for now. This is the first application after all.

Thursday, February 07, 2008

"Seated Man - Gestural"

25"x19" Soft Pastel Black on News Print Paper
This was done quickly after the original "Seated Man" sketch

"Drawing in Terre Cotta"

Life Drawing Series

25"x19" News Print Paper

Monday, February 04, 2008


"One Red Apple - A Still Life Study" 5"x7" Oil on Canvas Board Framed NFS - Charitable Contribution

My first upload since the flu put me out of commission for a while. I'm BACK!!