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Studying the Situation - original ink figurative drawing

STUDYING THE SITUATION - ORIGINAL INK FIGURATIVE DRAWING

I drew this from a snapshot I took over the weekend. The paper is cut from a Bee watercolor sheet and I really really like it. Also,...

Tiny Profile Painting of Janna - small oil portrait painting

TINY PROFILE PAINTING OF JANNA - SMALL OIL PORTRAIT PAINTING

Here's a 4 x 4" painting done kind of quickly, just lots of fun to do - thanks so much for stopping by!

 
 
 
Painting from Memory Practice - plus what I'm working on

PAINTING FROM MEMORY PRACTICE - PLUS WHAT I'M WORKING ON

Every now and then I like to try my hand at painting a likeness of someone I observed, but not a person I actually drew or photographed...

Nude on Grey 3 - original charcoal drawing of a nude model

NUDE ON GREY 3 - ORIGINAL CHARCOAL DRAWING OF A NUDE MODEL

I love drawing nudes - especially in charcoal which is such a responsive and forgiving medium. Vine charcoal - soft and extra soft...

 
 
 
Another Country Evening - original charcoal figurative drawing

ANOTHER COUNTRY EVENING - ORIGINAL CHARCOAL FIGURATIVE DRAWING

Here's another drawing of my country dancers that I did on Strathmore's Toned Tan paper - 12 x 9". I think this darker color gives...

How I Cope Until the Muse Comes - figurative/portrait sk

HOW I COPE UNTIL THE MUSE COMES - FIGURATIVE/PORTRAIT SK

While waiting for inspiration, I sketch from the TV - here are a few of the dozens of these little things that I have lying around....

 
 
 
Meant to be an Oil Pastel, but Stayed a Watercolor portrait sk

MEANT TO BE AN OIL PASTEL, BUT STAYED A WATERCOLOR PORTRAIT SK

I decided to do a loose underpainting with watercolor for an oil pastel - something I almost never do - but just decided to leave it...

More Fun with Watercolor - a watercolor portrait sk

MORE FUN WITH WATERCOLOR - A WATERCOLOR PORTRAIT SK

I came across this warm-colored piece of paper, about 6 x 8" and think it probably wasn't watercolor paper, although it's very sturdy...

 
 
 
Bridgette's Soul - original charcoal portrait drawing

BRIDGETTE'S SOUL - ORIGINAL CHARCOAL PORTRAIT DRAWING

An all-time favorite of mine - drawing from the posed model. And she is a great model, too! Some things I could change, but not going...

Purple Dress - original oil figurative painting of dancers

PURPLE DRESS - ORIGINAL OIL FIGURATIVE PAINTING OF DANCERS

I have been away soooo long - actually working on landscape classes that seem to take much of my time, but am learning, for sure! This...

 
 
 
On My Easel - Pondering - oil pastel portrait painting

ON MY EASEL - PONDERING - OIL PASTEL PORTRAIT PAINTING

I asked this young woman to hold the pose while I took a picture to work on back at my studio. As much as I really like going to drawing...

Sandi - oil pastel portrait

SANDI - OIL PASTEL PORTRAIT

Sandi sat snuggled in her sweater while she posed and I really loved drawing her. I used acrylic paper with a blue acrylic paint for...

 
 
 
Elisa's Pose - charcoal drawing of a nude model

ELISA'S POSE - CHARCOAL DRAWING OF A NUDE MODEL

Back to one of my favorites - the nude model. Adding to the challenge of this piece is foreshortening - mainly of the leg - and drawing...

Scallions - original acrylic still life painting

SCALLIONS - ORIGINAL ACRYLIC STILL LIFE PAINTING

I can't even begin to cook without onions - the Southerner/Texan in me - and here are a few before they were sliced for the salad....

 
 
 
Submission - acrylic still life painting

SUBMISSION - ACRYLIC STILL LIFE PAINTING

A fun thing to fool around with in my quest for experience with acrylic paint. Maybe it's a little abstract, but I really enjoyed slapping...

A Touch of Tangerine - original oil figurative painting

A TOUCH OF TANGERINE - ORIGINAL OIL FIGURATIVE PAINTING

This piece is done on 10 x 10" stretched canvas - actually, it's been around awhile, but somehow I just never got around to posting...

 
 
 
Another Crazy Drummer - original acrylic figurative drawing

ANOTHER CRAZY DRUMMER - ORIGINAL ACRYLIC FIGURATIVE DRAWING

The hairdo got me. Lots of hair. A good and pretty wild drummer, but he could really play those things! I thought of making it have...

Friday Jive - figurative painting of jive dancers

FRIDAY JIVE - FIGURATIVE PAINTING OF JIVE DANCERS

This piece is a lot looser than usual and was really really fun to paint - sort of threw caution to the wind with this one! It's on...

 
 
 
Nude on Pale Green - oil pastel nude drawing

NUDE ON PALE GREEN - OIL PASTEL NUDE DRAWING

Here's a quick oil pastel - just had enough time to pretty much fill it in before time ran out. First I put a pale green acrylic on...

Ginny's Hat - original oil portrait painting

GINNY'S HAT - ORIGINAL OIL PORTRAIT PAINTING

I put a ton of oil paint on this 8 x 8" gessoed wood panel, mainly on her face. I seldom do that, but it was an interesting experiment....

 
 
 



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 ...

What I Love About Plein Air

What I Love About Plein Air

'In My Cherry Grove' 8x10 plein air pastel ©Karen Margulis The Cherry Trees were calling to me. They needed to be painted. I could take a hundred pictures of them but nothing... Read more ...

The Empty Tomb - Illuminated Manuscripts

The Empty Tomb - Illuminated Manuscripts

British Library - Harley 2952 fol-26v The Empty Tomb Resurrected Christ The Gospel of John contains a narrative of an empty garden tomb including the appearance of Jesus: Early... Read more ...

Finished-ish • 6B pencil in procreate • drawing portrait

Finished-ish • 6B pencil in procreate • drawing portrait

Finished-ish • 6B pencil in procreate • drawing portrait portraiture sketch face beard ipadpro ipad procreate applepencil crosshatching artistsoninstagram Read more ...

Womanized

Womanized

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서울 어반 스케치에 처음 나간날 테크노마트

서울 어반 스케치에 처음 나간날 테크노마트

4월 20일 토요일 아침에 비가 오려는지 날뜩 찌푸린 날씨다 서울 어반 스케쳐스 메일 회신을 받은 후 첫 모임이다. 설레기도 하고 불안하기도 한 마음으로 테크노 마트로 출발한다. 테크노 마트는 그 건물은 이름대로 최첨단의 기술과 제품으로 무장한 마트이다. 그곳에서 그리기라는 아날로그적인 행위가 어째 어색하게 느껴... Read more ...

Nature's Wild Garden, Contemporary Landscape Painting by Sheri Jones

Nature's Wild Garden, Contemporary Landscape Painting by Sheri Jones

Nature's Wild Garden11x14 oil on canvas See this painting at ArtScape, Dallas Arboretum, DeGolyer House, Dutch Art Gallery is Showing Selected Artist work: Katherine Martinez... Read more ...

Happy Easter

Happy Easter

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Pillsbury Panorama: 1905

Pillsbury Panorama: 1905

The Mississippi River circa 1905. "St. Anthony's Falls and flour mills at Minneapolis." Panorama made from three 8x10 glass negatives. View full size. Read more ...

Contemporary Sunset Landscape, "Fernandina Sunset," by Amy Whitehouse

Contemporary Sunset Landscape, "Fernandina Sunset," by Amy Whitehouse

Pastel, 9" x 12" $175 I'm so enjoying painting with pastels.This scene can be anywhere,but for the sake of a title,I named it Fernandina Sunset.End of day has a certain... Read more ...

3618 5

3618 5

Still life, acrylic, 6" x 6" $100 Read more ...