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Drawing of the Model on Black Paper - original oil pastel portrait

DRAWING OF THE MODEL ON BLACK PAPER - ORIGINAL OIL PASTEL PORTRAIT

It seems like forever since I've posted but I've been working on lots of art - have even done some printmaking with a few monotypes...

Sketch of the Model in a Black Robe - original oil pastel figurative

SKETCH OF THE MODEL IN A BLACK ROBE - ORIGINAL OIL PASTEL FIGURATIVE

I love when the model is just relaxing - not worrying about maintaining a pose - and waiting until the break is over. This 11 x 10"...

 
 
 
Ballerina Sketch - original figurative charcoal drawing

BALLERINA SKETCH - ORIGINAL FIGURATIVE CHARCOAL DRAWING

I love dancers - whether ballet, tango, country - they are my favorites to draw and paint! This pensive little dancer was a dream to...

Sketch of the Seated Model - original oil pastel and charcoal figurative

SKETCH OF THE SEATED MODEL - ORIGINAL OIL PASTEL AND CHARCOAL FIGURATIVE

I have made and destroyed so many drawings and paintings over the last several weeks - probably in my continuing quest for ways to...

 
 
 
Sketch of Libby - oil pastel portrait drawing

SKETCH OF LIBBY - OIL PASTEL PORTRAIT DRAWING

On Colourfix 16 x 12" smooth pastel paper, my usual lament - not enough time. Actually, though, I think since I'm a devout over-worker,...

Red Hat - original oil pastel portrait

RED HAT - ORIGINAL OIL PASTEL PORTRAIT

Here's one that I did on 12 x 9" grey Pastelbord. Great model - didn't get to finish it, though, before the time was up, but I am happy...

 
 
 
Blue Night - original oil pastel portrait

BLUE NIGHT - ORIGINAL OIL PASTEL PORTRAIT

This piece is one that I did mostly from a charcoal drawing, although I did begin working with the oil pastels while still at the drawing...

Melissa - original oil pastel portrait

MELISSA - ORIGINAL OIL PASTEL PORTRAIT

This fairly quick little 7 x 5" portrait on Pastelbord was fun for me because I didn't really draw it first - just colored the shapes...

 
 
 
Jessye - oil portrait sk

JESSYE - OIL PORTRAIT SK

This quick 12 x 9" oil sketch was done on Gessobord - I kind of like the effect of neutrals with a bit of color. Thanks for looking!

New Year's Jive - original figurative oil painting

NEW YEAR'S JIVE - ORIGINAL FIGURATIVE OIL PAINTING

Starting 2020 off the right way, this little jive couple keeps the dance going on 6 x 8" Gessobord with lots of brushwork describing...

 
 
 
Sketchbook Nude - original charcoal drawing of a nude

SKETCHBOOK NUDE - ORIGINAL CHARCOAL DRAWING OF A NUDE

I was attempting to draw the model without much modeling. It was kind of slow work since there was no gesture drawing as I usually...

Jiver Twirl - original figurative painting of dancers

JIVER TWIRL - ORIGINAL FIGURATIVE PAINTING OF DANCERS

Just a couple of jivers having fun - oil on 8 x 8" canvas. Hope you're having a great Thanksgiving!

 
 
 
The Student - original charcoal portrait drawing

THE STUDENT - ORIGINAL CHARCOAL PORTRAIT DRAWING

Here's a 14 x 11" drawing of a young woman done on Strathmore toned paper, using General Pencil Company's EuroBlend charcoal pencils...

Sarah with Red Hair - original oil pastel portrait

SARAH WITH RED HAIR - ORIGINAL OIL PASTEL PORTRAIT

Loved doing this one - made the background "chartreusy", even though in real life it was grey. There's just something about greens...

 
 
 
Ready for Odile - original figurative oil pastel

READY FOR ODILE - ORIGINAL FIGURATIVE OIL PASTEL

Maybe I will eventually do this one in oil paint or acrylic. The Black Swan is a fascinating character and what a beautiful ballet...

Jive Scribbles No. 7 - how I draw jive dancers

JIVE SCRIBBLES NO. 7 - HOW I DRAW JIVE DANCERS

I've had this drawing for months and finally decided to post it since at the moment, all I have are pieces in various stages of finish....

 
 
 
Drawing with My Fingertip IPhone Art - portrait drawing

DRAWING WITH MY FINGERTIP IPHONE ART - PORTRAIT DRAWING

Something to do while waiting - drawing on my iPhone - usually I just use it to remind me of a scene, but occasionally I get brave...

Stella Doing the Twist - original charcoal figurative sk

STELLA DOING THE TWIST - ORIGINAL CHARCOAL FIGURATIVE SK

Play old-time rock 'n' roll music and get the model doing 'the twist' - much drawing fun! This all dates me, of course. 😃 I loved doing...

 
 
 
Morning Watercolor Ivy - original watercolor sketch of ivy

MORNING WATERCOLOR IVY - ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR SKETCH OF IVY

More watercolor practice using the little jars of ivy in my kitchen window. Not a watercolorist, of course, but fun to do and sort...

Nellie's Red Hat - original oil pastel figurative drawing

NELLIE'S RED HAT - ORIGINAL OIL PASTEL FIGURATIVE DRAWING

Totally love those flappers! And the delight of not having enough time to make it an actual "finished painting" so it remains loose...

 
 
 



Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott is one of forty sculptors selected for on form 18, a biennial exhibition of sculpture in stone at Asthall Manor in the Cotswolds. She joins world renowned and... Read more ...

Palette Knife Oil Painting, Fine Art For Sale “Splash” by Texas Artist Debra...

Palette Knife Oil Painting, Fine Art For Sale “Splash” by Texas Artist Debra Hurd

22"x28"x.75" Oil on Canvas/Available Read more ...

Olympus Unveils OM-D E-M10 Mark IV and 100-400mm f/5-6.3 Lens

Olympus Unveils OM-D E-M10 Mark IV and 100-400mm f/5-6.3 Lens

As promised by various executives , Olympus isn't done yet. Earlier this morning, the company unveiled the pint-sized OM-D E-M10 Mark IV camera for beginners, and the M. Zuiko... Read more ...

Sculpture, Contemporary Art, Mixed Media “A BIRTHDAY CAKE YOU CAN'T EAT” by...

Sculpture, Contemporary Art, Mixed Media “A BIRTHDAY CAKE YOU CAN'T EAT” by Florida Contemporary Artist Mary Ann Ziegler

A mixed media piece made to be hung in a grouping on the wall. Because it is so light, it can be easily placed anywhere and moved depending on the changes in a room. The colors... Read more ...

Abstract Landscape, Contemporary Art

Abstract Landscape, Contemporary Art

22"x28" Oil on Panel-Framed/Available Through James Ratliff Gallery, Sedona , AZ $2200 Read more ...

Eagle Studio / waa

Eagle Studio / waa

ChangKou, Fu Yang District, Hangzhou, China Project Year: 2020 Photographs: Fangfang Tian Area: 72187.0 m2 Read more ...

Abstract Landscape, Contemporary Art

Abstract Landscape, Contemporary Art

22"x28" Oil on Panel-Framed/Available Through James Ratliff Gallery, Sedona , AZ $2200 Read more ...

Still Life Painting, Daily Painting, Small oil Painting

Still Life Painting, Daily Painting, Small oil Painting

Every once in awhile, I like to review my painting files. I think it is extremely helpful, to see how your painting style has changed over the years. SOLD SOLD When I started... Read more ...

House With Ten Pines / Estudio Frolik

House With Ten Pines / Estudio Frolik

Pinamar, Provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina Project Year: 2018 Photographs: Gustavo Sosa Pinilla Photographs: Manuel Elissondo Area: 260.0 m2 Read more ...

Red Rose Study, Small Oil Painting, Daily Painting, Flower Still Life...

Red Rose Study, Small Oil Painting, Daily Painting, Flower Still Life. Flower Art. 6x8

A small study of a red rose. Trying to get my flower power!! Read more ...

ARN 25 House / da arquitectos

ARN 25 House / da arquitectos

Cortesia de da arquitectos architects: da arquitectos Location: Cascais, Portugal Project Year: 2020 Photographs: Courtesy of da arquitectos Area: 2906 ft2 Read more ...