Sunday, January 30, 2011

The Trapeze

As you can see there is alot going on at the circus...which is what interests me... it is like a giant puzzel...see the shadow on the side of the tent? watercolor 22x30"

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Portrait of Rosie

Rosie posed today...last time I painted her was a couple of summers ago and she was was warm....great to have her back...she is writing a book now ....about how she almost drowned when  she was young....which she talked about as she posed...very interesting....a very beautiful girl...oil on canvas 20x20"

Monday, January 24, 2011

Ode to my Goldfish

To my sweet goldfish who has been with us for years, you will no longer be swimming, this brings me to tears, what happened to you we will never know, but after today you will swim in the snow..... oil on canvas  16x16"

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Up on a High Wire

More of the circus....the high wire act...I love the up and down of this composition....two different focuses...connected by the ropes and ladders and surrounded by the dark...watercolor  22x30 " Arches Hot Pressed paper

Monday, January 17, 2011

Circus Entrance Summer Evening

I really like this view with the long shadows and the feeling of just entering the Big Top.....watercolor 22x30" on paper

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Tropical Still Life

One of my students brought these clementines into the studio  ...... found this wonderful fabric.....and voila' another amazing still life subject.... it was fun to be painting all these hot colors when it was so unbelievably cold outside.... 24x24" oil on canvas

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Cole Bros Circus ...Elephant Ride

I've been taking photos of the circus for many years....I would like to spend the winter working on the paintings from these photos, a project I began earlier this year.... watercolor 22x30" Arches Hot pressed paper

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Self Portrait December

First I did the drawing and then I tried the portrait in oils.....more colorful for sure...sort of the same feeling..still look awfully grim...however when one is painting a self portrait it is difficult work and one has to that is the expression of concentration....oil on canvas 20x16"

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Self Portrait Drawing

I had not done a self portrait since last year and I had not drawn one in many more this attempt was made...I never know what I look like....but always an interesting way to spend the morning....16x20 " China Marker on Bristol Paper