Monthly Archives: July 2016

Gwen

Another charcoal study – 11×14 on Strathmore toned gray paper. I used a General’s Charcoal pencil for this one. Save

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Nina

This is another attempt to capture a likeness in charcoal on toned paper. The drawing measures 11×14. Save Save

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Tom

This is a portrait of my best friend and love, Tom. Although he is the biggest cheerleader when it comes to encouraging my art, he’s a rather reluctant model so I drew this from a photo reference. The drawing is … Continue reading

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Self Portrait

Practicing drawing today…vine charcoal on 11×14 toned Strathmore paper. I love drawing, especially with pencil and charcoal – need to do this more often…

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Take Three – Summer Dreamin’

I think after you reach a certain point as an artist, one of the worst sins in painting is to be boring. That’s why I decided to take full artistic license with this and to repaint the background. The last version … Continue reading

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Taking Another Swing…

I wanted to take another swing at this subject, because my drawing/perspective was so bad on the first try. I think this is somewhat improved as far as the jar lid shape and size. For this version, I used a … Continue reading

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Jar of Shells

A quick study from today. This little assemblage has been taking up space for awhile now – thought it was time to dust it off and paint it! The painting is an 8×10 oil on panel.

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Summer – Forest Park

Painting from this morning with MOPAPA in Forest Park near the Grand Basin. Ninety-four degrees plus – now that’s Summer plein air in St. Louis! This painting is a 9×12 oil on panel.

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Jack’s Catch

This is my nephew Jack’s contribution! He caught several kinds of fish, but this was the prettiest. The Pumpkinseed is a little smaller than a Bluegill and likes cold water. Hope you like his portrait, Jack. The painting is a … Continue reading

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Paul’s 2nd Best Catch

              My nephew Paul got married this past Saturday and his best catch is his lovely bride, Brittney! Congratulations to the newlyweds! He also happened to catch a few fish before they headed off … Continue reading

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