Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Preliminary Drawing of Unknown Artist

December 30, 2008
Here is the drawing I did today for Karin Jurick's end of year challenge. I will be painting this artist. I am having the best time seeing all the paintings showing up one by one at Karin's site.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Work Boots

December 11, 2008
I tried today to branch out a little bit colorwise and use some warmer tones. This is a little tighter than I meant to do actually. I considered working on it again tomorrow to see if I could loosen it up but decided nope, it stands as is and I'd probably just muddy up the colors. I thought I was going to do a study in great leather colors but my hands had other ideas. I do love the colors of polished tanned leather. (poor cows! I'm still vegan by the way, knock on wood!) This one is 20" x 16", oil on canvas.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Siddhartha Thinking Only Pure Thoughts

December 2, 2008
Whew, I just got this Buddha done under the wire for Karin's challenge this week, deadline is tomorrow night and we've had 2 weeks to do it. Of course I just started it this morning. Our daughters have been home for Thanksgiving and it has been hard to focus on painting. I chose to focus on this face because I always enjoy doing faces and I have very little floral experience. Besides, how could I compete with Vern Schwarz' hydrangeas? Impossible. So here is Siddhartha, trying to keep his mind on only the purest of thinks. Of course "he" looks like a woman but unless I'm mistaken, Buddha is a dude. 20" x 14", oil on canvas...enjoy.