Thursday, March 1, 2018

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Bomber Boys 24x36"







These two boys are my aunt's husband and brother, Dick and Doug (I think). I adjusted the photo (I'll post the image next time) so that both boys are the same height. One is actually younger (Dick, who is on the right) and shorter. I wanted them close together. They are somewhat leaning in towards each other, but slightly turned away from each other. Sometimes I prefer this to make it seem like they are more engaged with the viewer than each other.

I began with a charcoal drawing using my image on my computer as reference, and using a ruler to help me draw.
The second pic: Cover the canvas with tracing paper and traced my drawing, knowing at some point  I'll end up covering my drawing with collage paper. I can just trace back over using carbon paper to find my drawing again.
Pics 3 and 4: two stacks of collage paper. The one on the left was my first attempt at choosing paper. I liked the combo, but wanted to work with something darker, something earthier, so I came up with the one on the right. This can change as I go along, however.
Pic 5: tentative placement of paper, which was so tentative I decided to set it all aside and start with an underpainting
Pics 6, 7, 8 : so I pulled out my acrylics to paint the underpainting. Using acrylics will allow me to glue paper on top of the painting, then proceed with oil. I trust that the painting so far will help make my paper choices easier. (fingers crossed).

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

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Friday, April 7, 2017

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Girl and Her Dog

20 x 36 oil on canvas
$2100

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Steph With Long Hair

14 x 18 oil and collage on s/c
$1000

Celia

14 x 18 oil and collage 
commission

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Out in the Air

11x14, collage, acrylic, pastel
$975, framed, gallery glass

Sunday, January 15, 2017

At Play

18 x 24 acrylic and collage on s/c
$1300

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Out on the Log Pile

26 x 36 collage and acrylic on s/c
Commission

Sewing Lesson - commission

8x10 collage and acrylic on board

Eva - Commission

8x10
Collage and paint on board

Small Series #54

5x5 oil on board
SOLD

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Diamonds and Flowers

24 x 18 in. acrylic, oil, pastel and collage
$1300

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Fur Coat

Collage and acrylic
24 x 16  $1400

Friday, September 30, 2016

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Sunday Hat

24  x 18 pastel on paper
$825

Beard and Green Coat

24 x 18 pastel on paper
$825 s&h 5

Monday, July 25, 2016

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Turned Up Collar

11 x 14 charcoal on 96 lb. Bristol
$375

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Pink Berry Birches

10.5 x 13 watercolor, pastel and ink on paper
$625

Head Wrap - SOLD

6x8 collage on board
SOLD

Touch of Squares

6x8 oil and collage on board
$350