Monday, May 25, 2015

Trees on Eastman

This is going to class with me on Wednesday. We were to draw and then paint a small painting of something we really cared about. When I walk on our lane I always admire and study the majestic eucalyptus trees.. They are such a presence.

This is 6" x 8".
In class we will take it larger and perhaps abstract it somewhat.
We have been concentrating on shapes and notan.

Now it is such a cool painting I am wishing I had a little orange on a brush.
I would add some excitement!

I hope you had a lovely holiday weekend. 
I did.

And thank you to all who serve, have served.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Water Street

Water Street, late morning.

10 x 10



Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Two roses

Two roses. Playing with whites.
Warm and cool...........

Saturday, May 09, 2015

Apples for Jane

Jane wanted to see what I did when I played with gouache.

I drew first, great tool.

Then I did a few gouache apples.
Sketching, working quickly.
Since gouache is water based, I use it when I cannot get down to the studio to my oils.
Great intensity yet you can use it very diluted and get a watercolor feeling.

Another option for artists and very  portable.
Gouache always goes on vacations with me.

One thing I have learned playing with apples lately is that the size of the stem is very important.

These are looking a little large!

And now I say Happy Mother's Day to all.