Monday, June 30, 2014

Practice, Practice, Practice

Did this study of a Franz Hals painting called "Laughing Cavalier". Not sure if I will get around to finishing it yet. I loved trying to capture the laughing eyes and I do think I will enjoy doing the collar and colorful costume....we shall see.

My unfinished study of painting on the right by Franz Hals.

Friday, June 27, 2014

Flee Market Find

"Aqua Bow" 6 x 6 inches, oil on canvas
Found the white jar at a flee market (though it is new and not an antique). I love to go "antiquing". I mostly reminisce about all the nostalgia of days gone by with my sister or a friend who loves to antique. I don't usually buy a whole lot but I loved the shape of this jar and the handles. I couldn't wait to get it home so I could paint it. Added the bow for fun!

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Little Portrait

Was looking through photos to see if I could do a quick portrait sketch and saw one of my son David after I shaved his hair....he likes to get a buzz cut. Decided I would do a little sketch of him. It seems that much of my portraits have the same look in the eyes. But then again I tend to use photos of family before all others.

"Portrait Sketch of a Young Boy" 8 x 8 inches, graphite on board

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Mum's the Word!

Mum's the word on this little painting. Did it at spur of the moment. On a slightly other note (speaking about keeping mum). Was out today talking with sister-in-law about life and feeling very blessed to be able to share myself with someone. Sometimes I am quiet about my life, and other times, when I feel safe and not judged, I can encourage and be encouraged.

"Mum in Tiny Jar" 6 x 6 inches, oil on gallery-wrapped canvas

Monday, June 23, 2014

Latest Art





"In the Pink" Oil on Canvas, 21 x 33 inches (framed)
Just recently completed this painting. "In the Pink" recently hung at the Art League Gallery, Torpedo Factory, Alexandria for the May exhibit.

David's Portrait

"Youth Resolute" (detail ) 24 x 30 inches, pencil, charcoal, pastel So I thought I would show the stages of the portrait of...