I loved the way the sunshine hit her face as she was looking up. As I was putting down the basic sketch, I was using pencil rather than charcoal, and was working in a more detailed way. Normally, I just throw down some charcoal lines and go, but I was kind of getting into it. This canvasContinue reading “Tootsie started…”
So, in stepping up to the easel… one night I just suck, and the next I’m completely in the zone. I know that this is just how it is for all artists, but what is up with that? Because I’m hiking or walking dogs all day, I paint at night. I also love NPR, soContinue reading “fun with experimentation…”
Maybe finished, but probably not. Hair may need to happen. When I threw the sketch down, I didn’t know if I’d top myself off with hair or a hat. I went with the latter, but now I look hairless and… well, weird.
Been meaning to do this for a while. Although there are other pieces higher on the list, it called…
I say finished, but really, it’s more a case of me needing to move on. I could spend an eternity on every painting, always seeing the details that were added wrong or differently than intended or perhaps never even added, at all. There is always a correction to be made, another brushstroke to be added.Continue reading “Clare, Finished ~ I think”
Only when he no longer knows what he is doing does the painter do good things. Edgar Degas Sometimes, I approach the canvas with a clear objective in mind, knowing exactly what I’m going to work on – be it a corner of the canvas or a feature of a face or whatever. Other times,Continue reading
Hm. Had meant to post more updates as the painting was progressing. Now it’s almost done. Oops. It’s interesting to me that as a holistic practitioner, I am trained to see the whole body – or, the sum of its parts – rather than focusing on just a part; and yet, in painting, I findContinue reading “Clare Progression”
Clare is an amazingly sweet Rhodesian Ridgeback living in Cambridge. This is just the basic outline sketch thrown on with charcoal to set the basic lines. Let there be color.
It’s a metaphor for this blog, really. It’s completely empty and ready to be created. Images, words, ideas to be splattered across it. But when they’re blank, they’re perfect in their promise. This canvas is 38″ x 30″ and I stretched it with the intent of putting on it the expressive eyes of aContinue reading “The Primed Canvas”