Thursday, September 29, 2011

All Dressed up

It is slow going, but glazing in colors takes a long time. I try direct painting, but always end up "noodling" the details and glazing anyway. Oh well, I am an old dog, what can I say?

Monday, September 26, 2011

Best Seats in the House, almost done...

This is the finished product...well, almost. I always sit on a painting for a few days before I say it is "done". I am happy with some elements of it, but there are some more things about it that I think need some tweaking. At this stage, I will put a painting away for a few days, then pull it out and fix the things about it that stand out to me.

Best Seats in the House, Pastel

Monday, September 19, 2011

Best Seats in the House

My latest WIP, "Best Seats in the House". I am in show rush mode again, so I am working weeknights and weekends on top of my day painting. I am tired, but I am liking some of the stuff I am coming up with. I always do better work when I am under a crunch. This has to be done by Wednesday at the latest, so off I go...

Monday, September 12, 2011

A Gentle Touch

This is the end of the days work today. It still needs a little tweaking here and there but my eyes are tired and I am really hungry!!! So I will put it away for a couple of days and pull it back out and fix what I don't like. It is amazing how much you see when you stop looking at a painting for  a while. I will post the scanned final version when I am happy. I hope you like it.

Thursday, September 01, 2011

Burbank dreams of chasing mice...

I have a "supervisor" in my studio and his name is Burbank. I can not work on the computer, pull out my pastels, or paint without him watching my every move. Today, he fell asleep on the window perch I put up for him and had a dream. I can not even imagine what he was dreaming of, but it must have been a good dream. I was able to work without him trying to crawl into my lap and be a total pest but when I heard him snoring I had to grab the camera.

A Gentle Touch WIP

My newest work in progress, A Gentle Touch. It is in the very early stages and I am sketching as I go. Stay tuned...