Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Trying to paint in a thunderstorm

A small oil study on canvas...I barely got a chance to get started on this before the rain came today.  I think that you can see the raindrops on the canvas.

I started working on this almost a month ago, but events conspired against my getting back to it until today, and then the rain came!

 Anyway, there is a lot more work to be done on this once the weather breaks.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Spring Table

Spring Table,  oil on canvas 36" x 40" 

I have been working on this painting on and off for over a month.  It is finally getting somewhere (exactly where I can't tell).

In many ways this resembles some paintings from years ago - like interiors from the early 90's.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Girl on Couch or "Red Hots and Valentines"

It took me twenty-seven years to get back to this idea.  On Friday I stumbled upon the sketchbooks that I was working from in July and August of 1985.  Here are two small sketches from the painting(-s) I finished in early August and September '85.  I never got around to painting the one below until this weekend.  Go figure.
The finished painting is from the left-hand sketch is owned by Jim and Ellen O'Hara.
Study for Lisa's Space, summer 1985

Study for Lisa's Sox,  fall 1985

flipped sketch

Girl on Couch  24" x 30" (in progress) oil on canvas
This is a straight-up figure painting (no bau irony) based on some old drawings from 1985 (some of you from long, long ago might recognize the model)- but the socks were borrowed from a newer set of paintings and a different model.

I managed to mangle the working drawing but here is a similar one from the same sitting.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

New Black Dress and re-worked Dolphins

So, it has been some time coming, but this Black Dress (w/ Morandi Bottles) painting has finally come together.
Black Dress (w/ Morandi Bottles) oil on canvas, (2012)
                                          ...and this one has finally "gelled"
Woman in Hat w/ Dolphins oil on canvas (2008-2012)