Friday, September 29, 2006

Landscape of sunset at 6:50pm- 9/29/06- 5.25"x 8.25" pastel on paper

The sunsets over the Hudson river this time of year are very colorful
and dramatic. I will start recording and posting them during the Fall.

Thursday, September 28, 2006

Nude #95 - 10.5"x 10.5" watercolor on paper

This is one of my favorite nudes. I like the texture of the paper and the control and lack of control in the painting. I am infatuated with the watercolor medium for that characteristic- I can't always control it. There are fun surprises and beauty that is born from its properties. I don't adhere to the NO WHITE rule anymore. I practiced that in the past and have proven my skill with it. Now I like to have fun with China white - it has a nature of its own when thrown into the mix.

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Nude #90 - 19.5"x25.5" watercolor, pastel on paper

Fresh off the press - just got back from my figure drawing class and this is one of the many I did tonight.

Sunday, September 17, 2006

Nude #84

9" x 11" gouache, encaustic + gold leaf on paper
I am playing with the decorative aspect of gold leaf. It's looking a bit "Vegas" but I am going somewhere with this.....
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Friday, September 15, 2006

Nude #83 - 7"x9.5" Transfer, graphite & encaustic on paper

I am playing with quickie charcoal drawings transferred on encaustic on watercolor paper and then white encaustic swipes over that and then some gesture lines of graphite to strengthen it.

Monday, September 11, 2006

Nude #80 - 9"x12" watercolor, encaustic, graphite on canvas

This is my first try using watercolor canvas. I didn't like the feeling of the paint going on the canvas compared to the satisfying feeling of good watercolor paper. But then I started experimenting with adding the encaustic wax and started to maaaaybeeee change my mind. The bleeding is good. The strength of the canvas is good. I must keep looking at it to let it sink in.

NUDE #4 18'x24" Pastel

Now I am having fun with color. I am continuing this vibrant color focus with my nudes.

Friday, September 08, 2006

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Seventeen Magazine Art Contest Illustration 1973

In 1973 I won second place for this illustration in the Seventeen Magazine annual art contest for teens who submitted for illustration, short stories and photography. I was very pleased at the age of 16 to have this published and to receive $200. My career was starting.....

Monday, September 04, 2006

Still of Potato Vine 5"x8" oil pastel

This is a quick sketch of something that caught my eye today....

Still of Orange 6"x7" Oil on wood

This is a painting I did for a friend who has a business called Paper Scissors Oranges which is an art studio for children.