Monday, September 28, 2009

"With a tan"

"With a tan" Graphite on
60 lb. Strathmore Sketch Paper

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Some people say you can paint without mastering drawing. I disagree.

Some people say you can paint without mastering drawing. I disagree.

Monday, yesterday I awoke with a bad earache. I have a infection in it. This has slowed me down a lot. I pushed myself to at least sketch, instead of sleeping all day. Especially, seeing how beautiful the weather is, I would be a shame to sleep through it. For practice, I did some anatomical work. I did drive to the park and sat in the grass near the "Temple to Music". You should see it is a beautiful building. But, no great moment of inspiration here, just practice. This is all I have to meagerly present for yesterday and today's "Daily Painting".
All are graphite pencil on Strathmore 60 lb. Premium Recycled Sketch Paper.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

"the Sorceress or I told you not to piss my Little Sister off"

I got creative today and worked in pen and ink with brush washes. Then when I uploaded it, i got really crazy and made a digital color version with Gimp. The title is "the Sorceress or I told you not to piss my Little Sister off"

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Daily Painting

Today's painting is considered fan art. It is based on the comic book character "Jungle Girl". I don't do a lot of fan art, but she seemed to good of a subject to pass up.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Pencil Sketches

Two pencil sketches done while listening to President Obama's Speech.

Mini Mermaid and More Sideshow Inspired Work

More Sideshow inspired work. The Maine Mystery Beast (Acrylic on press board) has round side flash emblems I need to glue on. Shrair of the Jungle (16"by20" Acrylic on Canvas Board) is after a uncredited black and white picture. She is my daily painting for yesterday and the Mini Mermaid (6"by4" Acrylic on Canvas Board) is for today.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Two Sideshow Banner Signs

Two Sideshow Signs in the style of classic sideshow banners. The Wild Woman is Acrylic on found panel, and the Torture Show is Acrylic on pressboard.

The Torture Show is Ses Carney and Wyck's, The American Madmen, show at King Richard's Faire. Worth seeing, but not for the kids or squeamish.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Cleaning Studio and Finishing Projects

I have been cleaning up my studio of clutter and working on finishing back-burner projects. Posting to come soon.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Figures in Acrylic

Acrylic is my favorite of the paint mediums, but pastel is and always will be my first and true love. Here are some figures in acrylic.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

"After Rembrandt 1"

"After Rembrandt 1 or The Strawberry"
Pastel on Charcoal Paper.
(Most of my work is for sale, But, this one is not available.)

The Hurdy Gurdy

Pastel overAcrylic w/grounds

Paintings "After Caravaggio 1"

Well, seeing this is a painting blog, I am finally going to post some paintings. These are work, studies, practice, a assortment of things. These are my "daily paintings", just not so daily!This first one is "After Caravaggio 1" in pastel.

Friday, May 29, 2009

You paint with pastel, but colored pencil?

I have long since answered the question "Do you paint with pastel?" in the affirmative for myself. You choose and blend color on and off the support, you compose, you under paint, all the features of oil or acrylic painting with pastel. My mine was made up, as a pastelist, I am a painter. However, the final argument for me was experiencing Degas pastels in person at in New York, at the MET - Having seen these works in prints and on the internet, it was explosive to see the use of color in these works.

Now I struggle with the medium of color pencil, can you paint with it? I am leaning toward yes.

(Seeing you are just getting to know me, I should clarify. I also paint in Acrylic and use watercolour for studies.)

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Why The Itinerant Painter

Daily painting seems like such a great idea. However, the ability to complete a painting everyday is a little to much for a working class guy. I thought of the 19th century American Itinerant Painters who did what then had to do. Someday struggling to finish a series of portraits, others turning to odd jobs and sign painting to eat. These men were practical, but they were artist. Working class artist. This blog is for my art. More practical than a daily painting blog, but it is my art.