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Saturday, December 31, 2016

A 1940's Love Story

Or, In The Beginning

Sweetwater, TX early 1944
This is a collage drawing that I recently finished from two old photos of my parents.

Happy New Year! 2017

Friday, December 23, 2016

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Today's Portrait Study

Today's Portrait Study at the Coppini

We always get really good models - today's was Terrific

Monday, October 31, 2016

Portrait Study - Taken One Step Further

This Week's Portrait Study

Wednesday Portrait Group (drawing - graphite pencil)

Pastel Drawing (inspired by graphite drawing)

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Working on Neck Muscles in Anatomy Class

Still working on neck muscles along with Proko's anatomy class.

Emphasis on muscles of the neck.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

You have to see Richard Pace's Drawing Hands by Margo Schwirian!

You have to see Richard Pace's Drawing Hands by Margo Schwirian!: Looking for drawing project inspiration? Check out Richard Pace's Drawing Hands by member Margo Schwirian at Craftsy.

Serious About My Art?

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Sometimes I wonder if I am ever going to get serious about my art instead of playing and having fun!

Playing with my Art Rage Program

Pages from my Art Sketchbook

Simplified figures with a new Craftsy Class that I am taking called:
Figure Sketching Made Simple by Suhita Shirodkar

Friday, July 15, 2016

Always Experimenting

My latest experiments!

This has been the month for experimenting with color (as if I ever manage to paint without doing that). I wanted to see what would happen if I tried painting some of my photos of the California beach, that I took a while back, in both watercolor and oils.

Goal: Could I get similar paintings in water color and oil? Since I didn't want both to be exactly the same scene, I chose one photo that I took at twilight and one during bright afternoon sunlight right after a storm. The watercolor isn't quite finished, but I think I am going to leave the oil painting as is.



Friday, May 6, 2016





Thursday, March 17, 2016

Back To Experiments

Here I am on St. Patrick's Day, and I am back to my experiments. I have some acrylic art supplies on hand that I haven't gotten a chance to experiment with - some of my acrylic mediums mainly, and an acrylic spray paint. So today, I am playing again. I am using an inexpensive canvas so there is no pressure. I intend to layer so that if I don't like the 1st or 2nd layer, I can add another. Because it is a spring day, and because of the acrylic spray, I am outdoors. Also, because it is a spring day, the bugs are out. Luckily, some of the medium I am using is texture. Between the acrylic paint and the textured medium, I should simply be able to make use of the bugs as more texture for the painting. I have no expectations for this painting - other than to learn. 

Update: The last stage of the painting now seems to be dry. You have heard the saying, "Are we there yet?" I am trying to decide - is it there yet? We'll see.

Is it there yet?

1st step - light mist of acrylic spray
2nd step color and mediums

Hoping to get a better photo of this eventually.

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Pen and Ink

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I did some work on a new Craftsy study. Paul Heaston has a new class out that I am taking. Thought that you would like to take a look.

Working along with Paul Heaston in his new class Sketching Your Point of View. He provides the photo to work from. He then encourages you to work on your own photo or live drawing to implement what you have learned in his class.

Friday, February 19, 2016

Ocean Study

Thought you might be interested in viewing my latest project. It is from a class that I am working on from Craftsy called Oil Painting: Sand, Sea, and Sky by Edward Minoff. The class starts off with a study done on toned paper with white gouache and graphite.

Ocean Study

Next there will be a color study and then and oil painting. I have really enjoyed the Craftsy classes that I have taken. I will show you the color study and painting later once they are finished.

Friday, January 8, 2016

Great Way To Get A Little Cash Back

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I love my Ebates. If you haven't tried them yet, you might want to consider doing so. It is especially great at holiday or birthday time. If you get it now, you can be ready for Valentine's day. The one thing you have to be sure of is that you go to your favorite stores through your Ebate links (that they provide when you sign up). Often, you can still use a coupon code as long as it hasn't expired and doesn't have an exclusion. The money is sent back to you on a quarterly basis. Every little bit helps!