Thursday, March 30, 2006

Running Fire

Friday, March 31st, 2006
Painting was done on Blue Strathmore paper with NuPastels, Rembrandts, Terry Ludwigs and Great Americans.

"Running Fire"
17" x 21"
Pastel
SOLD

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

In Good Company (Revised)

Thursday, March 30th, 2006
Originally I did this painting as a 11" x 14"....I decided I didn't like the first placement of the mason jars and the wine bottle in the background. Moved everything around and decided to paint it a little larger...22" x 30".

"In Good Company"
22" x 30"
pastel
SOLD

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Lilies and Lace

Wednesday, March 29th, 2006

" Lilies and Lace"
Pastel
22" x 30"
$1200 plus S&H

Workshop

Tuesday, March 28, 2006
I should have some new pieces to post tomorrow...been busy on a couple of commissions!!!

Art Workshops Taos' 2006 schedule is complete. We again will be housed in Taos Art Museums' historic Nicolai Fechin Studio. We have lengthened the teaching day and have added several exciting guest instructors: In March we have Jan Enright (owner of El Prado Gardens)- "Your Personal Southwest Garden Design". June brings Mary Jane Grinter (of Lawrence, KS)- "Watercolor Portraits". In July is Nancy Baldrica (of Colorado Springs, CO) - "Brilliant Watercolor, and the Personality of Pigments". In September we have Mike Beeman (of Cheyenne, WY) - "Pastel Portraits". To learn more about these people, click on the AWT website - instructors.http://www7.taosnet.com/awt/instructors.htmLori Malott, Joan Fullerton, and Nancy Stewart will fill out the year with oil, pastel, acrylic, watercolor and printmaking classes. See the schedule at -http://www7.taosnet.com/awt/

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Apples and Grapes

Wednesday, March 22, 2006
Pastel on LaCarte paper with NuPastel, Rembrandts and Great Americans.

"Apples and Grapes"
4.75" x 8.75"
Pastel
$150 plus S&H unframed

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Blue Hat

Tuesday, March 21st, 2006
Another portrait...done on warm gray Canson paper with NuPastels, Rembrandts, and Great Americans!


"Blue Hat"
8" x 10"
Pastel

Monday, March 20, 2006

In Good Company

Monday, March 20th, 2006


"In Good Company"
Pastel
22" x30"
SOLD

Thursday, March 16, 2006

Barnyard Boss

Thursday, March 16th, 2006
Couldn't resist painting this guy!

This painting will be auctioned at the annual Art for the Cure benefit in Cheyenne on April 1st.
"Barnyard Boss"
Pastel
Image Size 7" x 7"
$375 plus S&H framed

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Before and After

Wednesday, March 15th, 2006
More of the breakfast stuff!

"Before and After"
4" x 5"
Pastel
SOLD

Sunday, March 12, 2006

Sunny Side Up

Sunday, March 12, 2006
This pastel painting is done on LaCarte paper with NuPastels, Rembrandt's and Great Americans. The shell in the pan is a reflection of my cooking skills!


"Sunny Side Up"
Pastel
4" x 5"
SOLD

Saturday, March 11, 2006

"Toast and Jelly"

Staurday, March 11, 2006
As I was having breakfast yesterday, I thought this might make an interesting painting!
"Toast and Jelly"
Pastel
4" x 5"
$75.00 plus S&H

Thursday, March 09, 2006

Charcoal Sketch

Thursday, March 9th, 2006
This is the charcoal sketch that was used for a painting Demonstration at the Cheyenne Art Guild.
"Charcoal Portrait"
5" x 7"
Charcoal and NuPastel

Monday, March 06, 2006

Last Glass

Monday, March 6th, 2006
New still life!!

"Last Glass"
pastel
22" x 30"
SOLD

Sunday, March 05, 2006

The D.J. portrait WIP #7

Sunday, March 5th, 2006
I suggested a little more of the hair, put a little more color in the shirt and softened a few of the features. Now it's at the stage where you stare at it for a while and decide if there is anything else to do on it. I have to be careful at this stage because of a tendency to overwork it.

"The D.J. portrait WIP #7"
pastel
11" x 14"

Saturday, March 04, 2006

The D.J. portrait WIP #6

Saturday, March 4th, 2006
Starting to block in the hair and shoulders...also used a warm gray to "erase" some of the background stuff I didn't care for. Also used some of the same gray to establish some of the lighter areas in the hair....getting close here!

"The D.J. portrait WIP #6"
Pastel
11" x 14"

Friday, March 03, 2006

The D.J. portrait WIP #5

Saturday, March 4th, 2006
Blocked in more of the features and starting to block the hair in.

"The D.J. portrait WIP #5"
Pastel
11" x 14"

Thursday, March 02, 2006

The D.J. portrait WIP #4

Friday, March 3, 2006
Using three different values of my NuPastels I start blocking in the planes of the face adding a little violet and green under the eyes and on the forehead. The lighter tones on the cheek are a Burnt Umber tone from Terry Ludwig. The black is a NuPastel and a Rembrandt.

"The D.J. portrait WIP #4"
Pastel
11" x 14"

The D.J. portrait WIP #3

Thursday, March 2, 2006
Here I've used a piece of vine charcoal to sketch in the general features of the face...all this subject to change!!
"The D.J. portrait WIP #3"
Pastel
11" x 14"

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

The D.J. portrait WIP #2

Wednesday, March 1, 2006
In this stage I blocked in the general mid tones of the head and some light blue in the background. I've also tried to keep all the edges of my shapes fairly soft and out of focused.Another note is that I'm trying to work all over the paper and just not in the area of where my head will be. My final background will be easier to do if I start working it in now...if I don't like it I can always change it. I've blocked the head in near the top of the paper with the shoulders being near where the purple is.This stage has to be done without fear of failure...if it fails I'll possibly learn what not to do the next time (if I remember). just trying to keep things free and loose...let it come to me!!

"The D.J. portrait WIP #2"
Pastel
11" x 14"