Thursday, January 28, 2010

Red Bouquet & Studio

Thursday, January 28, 2010

"Red Bouquet"
10" x 10"


The studio is getting close to being finished. Maybe this next week sometime I can start moving "stuff" back in. I'm getting tired of painting in the kitchen but, at least, I'm close to the food:)

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Russ Hamilton: Portrait of an Artist

Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Russ Hamilton, a great friend, artist, and teacher passed away this morning in Fort Collins, Colorado. His passion was sharing his talent through teaching and participating in art shows throughout the Rocky Mountain area. He will surely be missed by all!
Services will be this Saturday, January 30 at the Bohlender Chapel, 121 W. Olive, Fort Collins, Colorado.

"Russ Hamilton"

Saturday, January 09, 2010

#21 of the "100 portrait challenge"

Saturday, January 9, 2010
I was able to get in the studio for a bit today to work on a few projects.... The remodeling on the studio has been exciting to watch!
I had ordered a few large pastel boards ( Cansen paper mounted on some type of illustration board) for some larger pastels but noticed they had mounted the rough side up....I usually work on the smoother side of Cansen. I decided to experiment a bit by appying some light water washes over some of my foundation colors...I was surprised to see it that it worked and didn't buckle the paper.

#21 of the "100 prtrait challenge"
Pastel on Cansen board
5" x 7"
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Thursday, January 07, 2010

Portrait #2 from the 100 portrait challenge

Thursday, January 7, 2010
The second pastel portrait from the "100" challenge...see the others on the November posting !
Also attaching a few photos on the studio remodel.

" #2"
pastel on Cansen paper
5" x 7"
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Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Sunny Side Up & Studio

Wednesday, January 6, 2010
This was a painting from a few years ago I thought I would repost....for the next few weeks, with the studio remodel, it'll be tough to get any new pastels done.
I've also included a few photos of the studio before they started work on it!

"Sunny Side Up"
Approximately 5" x 5"

East side...

North side

West side... framing area