Monday, March 28, 2011

colored pencil

another recent drawing, this one with colored pencils. 
6x7 inches. Nice enough but ENOUGH LOLLYGAGGING!
Time to start painting again....

Saturday, March 19, 2011

jester study

Sometimes it's nice to throw all color decisions
out the window and just paint.  I need to do some more of

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

a couple

of small watercolor pencil drawings.  haven't been able to get
back into the groove yet since mardi gras but here's a couple
of drawings.  both are around 6x7" and both should become
paintings someday...

Thursday, March 10, 2011

doubt #2

well, needless to say, i haven't gotten much ( ergo; anything.) done in
the studio over the past week or so with mardi gras and all.  thank goodness
all that is over with.  i'm not sure i could stand much more fun.  all that
fun is hard work!
this painting is something else.  the top version was the first session which
i ended up not liking at all the next day, so i continued to struggle and fiddle
with it off and on over the next couple of weeks.  on more than one occasion
i was on the verge of just painting over the whole thing as i alternated between
kind of liking it and outright disgust.  something made me stick with it though
and finally after a war of attrition i ended up with the finished painting on the bottom.
and i thought i was pretty happy with it.  now though, seeing the different stages
next to each other, i'm not sure i don't like the first version the best after all...

Tuesday, March 1, 2011


another thing i'd like to explore more is the juxtaposition
of figures against a patterned background.  it
always seems to add a certain amount of depth
and added interest to a piece.  this one's from a
few months ago.  it was a bit of a struggle but i enjoyed
the end result.