Monday, August 31, 2009

The Yellow Dress

Not for Sale watercolor

This painting was done about three years
ago. I was trying to paint skin tones
that looked realistic and learning how
to paint the folds in clothing. I had
to mask over the painted skin to
protect it so I could paint the darker
background. As I removed the masking,
the painted in skin was not harmed.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Sweet to the Taste

An older painting that I did of an African
American trying to make the skin tones realistic
and added color to the skin to give skin tones
interest. I was happy with the soft and
hard edges in the painting to make the viewers eye
move through the painting, which also make it
not look pasted on to the paper.

Still working on painting the house, will be
able to use the spray painter sometime this

Monday, August 17, 2009

Woman of Tibet

This was painted a few years ago with
permission of the photographer, Wendy O.
The Tibetan people have a very reddish
tone to their skin with jet black hair.
Painting the dark hair and coat was
difficult; thinking it would over take
the colors in the face and act as a
"black hole".

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Salty Memories


I'm posting a few of my older paintings
since I'm in the process of painting our
house. Winter will be here before I know
it and we have to get it done this year.

This painting was done during a Ted Nuttall
workshop a few years ago. It was his workshop
that really sparked my interest in portraits.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Little Big Horn Historian

Finished this painting finally, been
busy with framing and preparing the
house to paint. My reference picture
was taken of the man right at high
noon which is why the shadow on his
shoulders is so circular.