Thursday, June 30, 2011

Ad Infinitum

For the last 2 days, I have been reworking and revising and re-measuring and re-aligning a figure on canvas.  Could I have chosen a more complicated pose?  Over 23 hours on this painting already, and it is due tonight for my class... not the final version, thank goodness!  I have another few days for that one!  I plan to post this painting in all the stages of work as one of my Start to Finish examples.  I will probably post them all on Tuesday..

I am actually enjoying this process even tho I grumble a lot!  It's been many years since I painted nude figures.  Many of my oil works in undergraduate school were nudes and a few watercolors done in the 80's and 90's but this kind of intensive focus on the anatomy and muscle structure and values I have never done.  It is quite exhausting and exhaustive!  But exciting at the same time.  Hope you enjoy the painting and the processes... but you will just have to wait a few more days!

Friday, June 24, 2011

Summer School

Hi all.......
 I have started the summer semester in my graduate program.  So far, I am painting the figure in oil in one class and doing more of my thesis paintings in watercolor for the other class.  Even tho the semester is short, only 7 weeks, and my classes are double timed, the pace is easier than the Spring semester I just finished.  I think I might make it thru this one without cutting my throat!  (KIDDING!!)

I will post some paintings in a couple weeks, want to make sure to do them well before I start to share  ;-)

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Big Sale on my Ebay Store

Hi everyone... at the urging of my friend, Sara, I have put many of my newer oil painting studies on my eBay store for sale at bargain basement prices.  These are auction style listings and you may get lucky!  I am also offering several of my older watercolor paintings of landscapes and a few ACEO (miniature baseball card size paintings) for a really low auction starting price.  Good luck!  Have fun... thanks for your support!

To go to my ebay store, please look to the right and click on the link for ebay...  

Monday, June 13, 2011

What do you thinK?

Hi all... I am wanting your opinions...

I have TONS of older work and I am wondering what to do with it all, to display it here, to toss it, to use it for mulching the garden... Any ideas... I am tired of holding on to a lot of it, will probably want to keep some of the  pieces , but would really like to make some space in my life and studio for more work!  I have put some pieces on ebay and I invite you all to go take a look...

So I am open to suggestions...

Friday, June 10, 2011

Another new thing!

Well, I have decided to do a FASO web page.  It will be a more professional portfolio web page, something I can use to show prospective galleries and clients my more serious work.  I have so far found it quite easy to work with and as soon as I get the skeleton of it up and running, I will link it with this blog and post how you can see it!  Wish me luck, it will be something I can really use to showcase my work!

Meanwhile, here is the finished piece I had started en plein air back in April... I really only added some highlights and firmed up some of the areas to read better.  Hope you enjoy seeing what I am up to!