Saturday, October 28, 2006

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Nude #106 - 8.5"x11" gouache,pencil on printed paper

This is a study taken from my one minute gesture poses originally drawn in charcoal. These gesture poses offer me so much for what their simplicity shows on the surface. Here for the first time in my blog I am working with pattern - which is something I always work with and it's funny to see that in two months of blogging this is the first time I am incorporating it. I am a designer of ceramics, textiles and various surface design and love patterns. I still have more ideas to develop from these. They offer up a lot of possibility with color too.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Dark dusk clouds 7"x10.5" oil pastel, gouache, pencil on paper

I am trying to do more Art from memory or imagination rather than looking directly at the subject. It is not as easy as I thought. I have to develop that muscle. There is a mysteriousness when Art is interpreted rather than recorded. For me it is more interesting. Often I can see the Artist in the Art.

Saturday, October 21, 2006

Nude #104 - 18"x24" pastel on paper

Even though I am posting this nude which comes from my ready stash,
I was dying to paint a landscape of what surrounds me here in the
Hudson Valley countryside. There is an amazing show going on out
there in Fall -Foliage-Land-Central. I have been slaving away
rebuilding my website because somehow my system application became
corrupted and I can no longer work on my previous site - which is
actually up and functioning - I just can change anything on it when
I need to. So I am recreating the whole site and updating it as
well. In a few days it will be refreshed and ready for a new
viewing for all you people that are interested. It is a very
tedious thing and even though I dread the work I am glued to this
darn computer and have not had dinner at this late hour of 10:30
pm. I will stop now......a landscape for sure tomorrow.

Friday, October 20, 2006

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Nude #102 - 8"x8" gouache on paper

This is a simple study from a charcoal sketch of a 1 minute pose. I
came across a stack of simple gesture drawings of the figure that
have the simple beauty of line work and I wanted to translate it into
color. It's not easy to keep the fluidity of the pose that was
captured on the original charcoal sketch - this was a second attempt.
I am pleased with it now. More to come of this.....

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Portrait of Wenonah 9"x 12" gouache on canvas

I miss the summer already - this is from a picture taken this past
summer. I decided to paint someone with clothes on for a change.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Nude #101 - 19.5"x24.5" watercolor & pastel on paper

Back from figure drawing and quickly can see scratch
marks if you look closely at the extended foot - my very bad cat left
his signature the minute I stepped away to grab my camera.

Monday, October 16, 2006

Nude #100 - 18"x 24" watercolor & pastel on paper

Sometimes I cheat by posting Art that I didn't make today. But I did make it last week. When in a pinch I can sub a nude which I always have a large supply of.

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Still Life of Yummy Red Pear - 5"x5" oil on pumice coated wood

The thing I am liking about posting on a blog is that I can see what
I am doing more objectively. I can then make some adjustments to my
daily Art. When I see myself getting too-too tight or forced I want
to do a U-turn. That's what this gloppy pear is. I needed to get away
from recording literally. I do that and constantly spank myself for
it. For me, the daily Art making is suppose to be under 1-2 hours of
FREEDOM. Yesterday's nude #99 was a U-turn also. I feel so much
better when I am loose.

Friday, October 13, 2006

Landscape of Sunset over the Hudson 10/13/06 7"x10.5" oil pastel on paper

I look forward to the color show each evening as the sun descends
over the Hudson river. The Catskill mountains are in the background.

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Landscape Leaving Hudson - 7"x10.5" oil pastel on paper

When leaving Hudson this time of year it is hard to arrive at my
destination on time. The landscape calls out for attention and I must
obey with my camera. I just have to capture the burning reds, oranges
golds and greens that knit together making a sweater that covers the
rolling hills around here.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Still Life of Green Zebras - 8"x 10.5" oil pastel on paper

You would think this would be the last batch from the garden but no- I have many more on the edge of turning their perfect green-ness. I am just hoping Mother Nature will be kind enough to see this ripening through to perfection before she lays down a cloak of frost.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Friday, October 06, 2006

Landscape of Taconic Pkwy 7"x10.5" oil pastel on paper

This is from a picture I took yesterday as I was driving along the Taconic Pkwy randomly snapping away as I drove....I had my seatbelt on.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006