First came the sketch....I was sitting out on the back porch to simply enjoy the late afternoon, the next thing I know I am sketching this beautiful scene, the next thing I know I am painting...it happened so quickly there was nothing I could do to stop the whole process...just go with the flow of inspiration and the joy of it all ....oil on canvas 30x40" conte' crayon on 22x30" paper
I was grateful when Cate was willing to pose at the studio one morning...We were so lucky to have her visiting all the way from Minnesota via Georgia ....She was an excellent model...I was really amazed as I painted her beautiful face...perfect lips,eyes.etc...etc.... a pleasure to paint...I did not do her beauty justice....would like to paint another and another....oil on canvas 20x24"
Amazing what happens just in the patterns that are painted on the streets...Madison Ave crossing 57th St...a wide street,4 lanes, I used to walk down it every day to get the Art Students League...I commuted up from West 12th...another December afternoon....warm buildings, cool streets....oil on canvas 30x40"
Now it is winter and I am in the studio....for the most part...and so I look for models...friends that might have a few hours to pose...interesting people...portraits present a whole new challenge... painting the outside but capturing the inside...what is really there? They talk I listen and hopefully something comes across on the canvas...the drawing behind the model was just that...a drawing...pastel...hence the black and white...oil on canvas 24x24"