Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Monday, January 12, 2015


I'm retireing...


...my old pallet board.  That sweet companion on plein air outings, or when I have no access to a studio easel.  After every canvas adventure, I'd scrape, whiped, and oiled it clean, ready for the next job.  After years of use, the pallet has slowly becomed to stained and corroded from paint.  It is beyond cleaning; it needs to be replaced.
For it's last horra, I made use with the remaining paint still on the board.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Dapper Rabbit

Whenever a student does outstanding job compaired to the rest of the class, or they've gone beyond their personal ability, I would present them a prize made by myself.  They are small, 15-20 min. paintings, with simple compositions and subjects.  The young students are happy to win them, and I'm content enough to give them away.
Recently, one of the prizes caught my warm, fuzzy, heart.  At completion, the rabbit alone was too dull, even a youth, so I gave the furry guy sensible fashion.
Smart, little, bugger, and dressed for an operetta production of Yeoman of the Guard.
As Will Terrel would say, sneak a story into your artwork for interest.

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Plein air sketches

In many ways, the fewer the strokes, the better.