Friday, January 30, 2009

Painted Lady's Cry for Help

January 30, 2009
I painted this for Karin Jurick's site. Underneath this woman's face is a real tower with rectangular windows -- but it morphed into this painted lady, wanting out. Long story. :)

It Started With These Drawings

January 30, 2009 - Preliminary sketches for the San Francisco Victorian house which ended up as the Painted Lady's Cry For Help.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Rio Again

January 24, 2009
This is our golden retriever Rio again (who died several years ago) . I always love to revisit his cheerful ever-present smile.

Friday, January 23, 2009


January 23, 2009
My nephew Zach who plays in the band Black Joe Lewis. I deleted all the other photos and entries to save space, but thank you all for your comments, I truly appreciated hearing them! 48" x 36", oil on canvas, NFS.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Photos of my Portrait Process

January 8, 2008
My final version is shown above. It is oil on gallery-wrap canvas, 9" x 12"
Below was the second day's progress --
First day of painting her, below. I was just trying to block in the forms of course, and it was a challenging angle for me to get right.

Below you will find my photo inspiration for the above process...

Wednesday, January 7, 2009


January 7, 2009
This final painting sure went through a lot of morphing :)