16x24" oil Sophmore have to give a little shout out to my boys - I mean its hard enough to be a teenager these days without your Mom painting pictures of you and plastering them all over the internet!! They are good guys for putting up with me.
And thanks to all of you who have been following my blog and especially those that have been leaving comments! Ive been laxed in responding but want you to know i read them all and love you for them!
6x6" oil heres a couple things you should know about this: -Teddy is the artist of my bunch and also the big critic...so I had to work extra hard on this one -the green background is 'bamboo' green of course - my boys eyes - especially Teddy's -are very dark - to make them look 'right' I have to lighten them a bit -the eye on the left is my favorite part -weird photo of this painting - all that yellow/green is difficult to photograph - its better in person -I am in for the crit of my life when school is over :)
6x6" oil Portrait #4 - some quick portrait studies today then spent the rest of my studio time basecoating some larger portraits. - raw umber glaze underpaintings over the red ground. 3 so far - think I will work on them all at once. This feb. challenge was for a portrait a day - yikes its hard! - especially if I go big - but Oh So Fun!
8x10 oil. the Blue Dress Followers will know that last year an image of 3 surfers kept returning - they got painted over and over and over. its going to happen again with this image - sooo not done exploring this. the first of many...
6x6" oil. Portrait #2. Yellow Dress. love this project. Painting this small isnt going to cut it. too restricting, so I'm priming some bigger panels.
In every painting there is a spot that I fall in love with - all painters are like that, although Ive never asked any - I can just tell :). For me on this painting its the yellow of her dress on the shoulder. no reason really - just love that part