Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Today's Painting

I'm in Santa Fe this week visiting my painter friend Ann but promised to have this painting done for a friend in time for her son's birthday.  Carson was Jimmy's beloved dog and my Border Collie Dooley's nemesis.  Unfortunately both are no longer on this earth but they will always be with us.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Last Night's Drawing

Another Drawing from our Thursday night group session.  Last night's model sat for a longer pose and offered us this costume.  Lots of fun with pretty good results.  This is a pastel approx. 20 x 26 inches.  Price $225.  If interested in more information re purchasing, please email me.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Thursday Night FIgure Drawing Group

Every Thursday evening a group of 5 to 6 of us get together with a model to do a little figure drawing.  Here is last night's longer pose.  This is a pastel on paper, approx. 20 x 26 inches.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Sausilito Art Festival

Living in Point RIchmond, it wasn't too hard to get to Sausilito yesterday even with the Bay Bridge closure putting more traffic on the Richmond/San Rafael Bridge. It was a beautiful day, lots of sun, cool breezes, great art, music, food, etc. Here are a few pictures of the fun.

This is NOT my date, but an incredibly lifelike sculpture by Marc Sijan.

Karin Jurick Challenge


Oil on Canvas
12 x 24 inches

This week I completed my painting for the Karin Jurick challenge, Different Strokes from Different Folks, which is posted o her blog approximately every two weeks.   Many of you may already be familiar with her work and her blog and web sites.  I particularly liked the subject matter of this challenge as it reminded me of Wayne Thiebaud's paintings of cakes and pies, etc.  Unfortunately I have a lot more trouble photographing and downloading pictures of my paintings than the actual painting itself.  It's still not quite right, but I'm posting it here to see how it looks on a computer screen.  The painting is oil on canvas, 12 x 24 inches. The frosting is heavy imposto a la Thieaud's pasteries.  Would look great hanging in a kitchen.  If interested in purchasing, please contact me at m email address,