Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Portrait Study...Little Girl

Tuesday, November 29, 2006
Portrait study on Strathmore paper.

"Little Girl"
11" x 14"
Pastel

Monday, November 27, 2006

Ruffled Crow

Monday, November 28, 2006
Seems like I'm starting to see a lot of crows flying around the neighborhood! This painting is also available as an ACEO print 2.5" x 3.5"..


Original Sold to a collector in Cheyenne, Wyoming
"Ruffled Crow"
11" x 14"
Pastel

Sunday, November 26, 2006

Quick Pose Studies

Sunday, November 26, 2006
Yesterday was a busy one...had our drawing session in the morning in Loveland and afterwards we headed up to Estes Park for an art show at the Link Gallery. We spent the night in the old Stanley Hotel which is best known for Stephan Kurbrick's movie "The Shining".... Our room was #215 and the one Stephan King used to write his novel was #217. It was interesting to see all the kids going around with their phones and digitial cameras trying to get a shot of one of the many ghosts that reside at the hotel...!!


"Quick Pose"
8" x 16"
Sepia Cretacolor

"Quick Pose"

8" x 11"

Sepia Cretacolor

Sold

"Quick Pose"

8" x 17"

Sepia Cretacolor

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"Quick Pose"

8" x 13"

Charcoal Pencil

Beemanmj@Bresnan.net

Friday, November 24, 2006

Two Olive Martinis

Friday, November 24, 2006
Another one for the show!


"Two Olive Martinis"
8" x 8"
Pastel

ACEO pastel print for sale

"Attitude"

ACEO Print 2.5" x 3.5"

$7.50 plus $3.00 S&H

Available on E-Bay or contact me at:

Beemanmj@Bresnan.net

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Martini

Thursday, November 24, 2006
Painting for an upcoming show...still have a few tweaks to do on it!

"Martini"
8" x 8"
Pastel

ACEO print of Porcelain Vase available on E-Bay

"Porcelain Vase"

ACEO print 2.5" x 3.5"

$7.50 plus $3.00 S&H

available on E-Bay or contact me at:

Beemanmj@Bresnan.net

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Where did the Martini go?

Tuesday, November 21, 2006
I was looking for martini glasses yesterday and a friend had both the glass and these neat skewers that the olives went on...thought they would make for an interesting daily!

Sold to a collector in Cheyenne, Wyoming

"Where did the Martini go?"
5" x 7"
Original Pastel

Monday, November 20, 2006

Nude Sepia Drawings

Monday, November 20, 2006
More drawings from Saturday's model session in Loveland, Colorado!


"Sepia Drawing"
Image size 9" x 12" on a 11" x 17" sheet of paper

"Sepia Drawing #2"

Image size 9" x 15" on a 11" x 17" sheet of paper

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"Sepia Drawing # 3"

Image size 6" x 17" on a 11" x 17" sheet of paper

Beemanmj@Bresnan.net

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Morning Call #2

Sunday, November 19, 2006
Revised version of Morning call...the ultimate alarm clock, never needs winding!

"Morning Call"
5" x 9"
Original Pastel

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Red Delight

Thursday, November 16, 2006
The fun part about these still lifes is you get to drink the wine when you're done!

"Red Delight"
9" x 9"
Pastel

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Nude Study

Wednesday, November 14, 2006
Working on some small pastel studies for larger nude paintings!

"Nude Study"
7" x 8"
pastel

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Little Blue

Tuesday, November 14, 2006
Earlier this summer while I was working out in the yard, the neighbor lady stopped to chat. While we were having a great conversation, a Blue Jay flew down and landed on her head sending my neighbor into a real panic. I wasn't for sure how to handle the situation but I just held up my finger and the bird immediately jumped on it. The jay spent the good part of the afternoon in my yard and occasionally would fly down from the tree and land on my shoulder while I was working!


"Little Blue"
5" x 7"
Pastel

Monday, November 13, 2006

Cookie Crumbs

Monday, November 14, 2006
Coffee and a crumbled cookie made for an interesting painting this morning!


"Cookie Crumbs"
Oil
5" x 7"

Close up

Sunday, November 12, 2006

The Fur

Sunday, November 12, 2006
Most weeks we have models that pose for us at the gallery. This particular night, it was snowing outside and the gallery was a little on the cool side. The model had brought a bunch of props to use and felt that the fur was the most appropriate for the evening!

"The Fur"
10 1/2" x 12 1/2"
Pastel
Close up

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Nude Drawing #3

Saturday, November 11, 2006
A couple of drawings from today's session...all the drawings are done from timed sessions with live models!
"Drawing # 3"
Sepia Cretacolor
11" x 17"

" Drawing # 4"

Sepia Cretacolor

11" x 17"

Beemanmj@Bresnan.net

Friday, November 10, 2006

Big Red

Friday, November 11, 2006
Another study...Red Cardinal!!

"Big Red"
5" x 7"
Pastel

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Lunch Time

Thursday, November 9, 2006
This is the sketch for a larger painting...trying to get a small series going!

" Lunch Time"
5" x 7"
Original Pastel

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Kendra

Wednesday, November 9, 2006
Our model today at the Lincoln Gallery was Kendra.

"Kendra"
11" x 14"
Oil on Gessoed Gator Board

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Yellow Tulips

Tuesday, November 8, 2006
Time to get a few still lifes done...always like flowers in these jars!!

"Yellow Tulips"
7 1/2" x 9 1/2"
Original Pastel

Monday, November 06, 2006

Saso

Monday, November 7, 2006
On Wetcanvas.com, in the portrait forum, were doing a portrait swap. My partner was Saso Slacek from Slovenia. I still need to view this for a few days and do some tweaking, soften some edges and that kind of stuff! I'll repost the final painting with this post in a few days .


"Saso"
11" x 14"
Pastel

Sunday, November 05, 2006

Drawings

Sunday, November 6, 2006
A couple more of the drawings from the weekend session!

#1
8 1/2" x 14"
Charcoal Cretacolor

#2

8 1/2" x 14"

Charcoal Cretacolor

Beemanmj@Bresnan.net


Saturday, November 04, 2006

New Drawings

Saturday, November 4, 2006
This is one of my favorite models...Paige! Had a terrific session today in Loveland and will probably post a few more later tonight or first thing in the morning...so, please check back!


"Quick Pose...Paige"
8 1/2" x 14"
Sepia Cretacolor

Friday, November 03, 2006

Orange Slices #2

Friday, November 3, 3006
"Orange Slices #2"
5" x 7"
Pastel

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Handlebars

Thursday, November 2, 2006
This was the demo I did for the Laramie Art Guild last night with a lot of touch up in the studio this morning!
"Handlebars"
7" x 10"
Pastel
Cretacolor sketch for "Handlebars"
approximately 8 1/2" x 12"

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Afternoon Model

Wednesday, November 1, 2006
Pastel on Canson Paper with NuPastels, Terry Ludwigs and Great Americans!!

"Afternoon Model"
10" x 13"
Original Pastel