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Cool Jive - original ink and crayon figurative drawing of jive dancers

COOL JIVE - ORIGINAL INK AND CRAYON FIGURATIVE DRAWING OF JIVE DANCERS

I know, it looks kind of crazy, but sometimes my Itoya Doubleheader and my Sharpie get the best of me - and throw in a Crayola and...

Jivin' Up a Storm - original figurative oil painting of jive dancers

JIVIN' UP A STORM - ORIGINAL FIGURATIVE OIL PAINTING OF JIVE DANCERS

The little jivers are back and still at it - they keep coming back to show me what they can do and I love it! This one is painted on...

 
 
 
More Strumming - original oil portrait sk

MORE STRUMMING - ORIGINAL OIL PORTRAIT SK

I just love doing these quick little - in this case 12 x 9" on panel - studies. Once I was attending a graduate class at Texas Tech...

What I'm Working on Today - bar scene figurative oil painting

WHAT I'M WORKING ON TODAY - BAR SCENE FIGURATIVE OIL PAINTING

Working from a bar scene I saw a few evenings ago, this 9 x 12" painting is coming along fairly well. I have so many sketches from...

 
 
 
The Model in a Green Flowered Dress - original watercolor portrait painting

THE MODEL IN A GREEN FLOWERED DRESS - ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PORTRAIT PAINTING

Every now and then I come across my Yupo and decide to fool around with watercolor. I didn't do this one from life, but from a photo...

Ballerina Conversation - original oil pastel figurative sk

BALLERINA CONVERSATION - ORIGINAL OIL PASTEL FIGURATIVE SK

A just for fun sketch that I loved doing - me and my gesture drawings - my favorite thing is to try and capture little moments, then...

 
 
 
On My Easel Dancer Portrait - oil pastel portrait in progress

ON MY EASEL DANCER PORTRAIT - OIL PASTEL PORTRAIT IN PROGRESS

At first, I thought the model looked like a woman who wanted to be asked to dance - the tango, maybe. Then I let myself be led by the...

Happy in a Green Dress - figurative oil painting

HAPPY IN A GREEN DRESS - FIGURATIVE OIL PAINTING

Made some changes to my previous sketch - "borrowed" a young friend to hold the pose for a few minutes and it became a somewhat different...

 
 
 
Model on a Sofa in Black and White - acrylic drawing of the model

MODEL ON A SOFA IN BLACK AND WHITE - ACRYLIC DRAWING OF THE MODEL

A quick, kind of unconsidered drawing of the model - was looking for something I could use for a painting and think I've found it in...

Still Working - portrait painting work in progress

STILL WORKING - PORTRAIT PAINTING WORK IN PROGRESS

Every time I look, I see things that need correcting. Didn't spend much time on it today - was busy outside - actually haven't spent...

 
 
 
What I'm Working On - portrait painting in oil Work in Progress

WHAT I'M WORKING ON - PORTRAIT PAINTING IN OIL WORK IN PROGRESS

Maybe a couple of days or so on this, possibly warming up the background and several other touches - I'm hoping to bring it to a grand...

"Nude with Earrings" - original oil pastel painting of a nude

"NUDE WITH EARRINGS" - ORIGINAL OIL PASTEL PAINTING OF A NUDE

I've always loved back views because they are mysterious and actually very challenging. I worked here to get the values correct. And...

 
 
 
"Black Dress" - oil pastel drawing of the model

"BLACK DRESS" - OIL PASTEL DRAWING OF THE MODEL

I loved drawing this model - there's nothing like drawing from life! I used a sketchy scribbling with my oil pastel to capture her...

"Eggplant Aloft" - original still life oil painting

"EGGPLANT ALOFT" - ORIGINAL STILL LIFE OIL PAINTING

Here's more from my painting workshop. I was afraid the arrangement wouldn't be acceptable to our instructor, Scott Conary, but it...

 
 
 
"Shelly's Red Locket" - watercolor portrait sk

"SHELLY'S RED LOCKET" - WATERCOLOR PORTRAIT SK

Another watercolor experiment. This time I kept thinking 'what's wrong with this paper?' The color would hardly stay on the paper and...

"Left Behind" - original still life oil painting

"LEFT BEHIND" - ORIGINAL STILL LIFE OIL PAINTING

Here's another of the still life paintings from the class. Probably sounds silly, but I tried to imagine that the pears have emotions...

 
 
 
The Fortune Teller - original oil pastel portrait painting

THE FORTUNE TELLER - ORIGINAL OIL PASTEL PORTRAIT PAINTING

Here is the mostly finished piece from an earlier post,

Quick Drawing of a Seated Woman - oil pastel portrait drawing

QUICK DRAWING OF A SEATED WOMAN - OIL PASTEL PORTRAIT DRAWING

I got lucky with this one - not too many folks will sit still for a few minutes so I can attempt to capture them on my paper. Got lucky...

 
 
 
Poblano Pepper - still life painting

POBLANO PEPPER - STILL LIFE PAINTING

Something completely different for me - still life! I just finished taking an amazing workshop with Scott Conary at Atelier Dojo in...

The Believer - original oil pastel portrait

THE BELIEVER - ORIGINAL OIL PASTEL PORTRAIT

This piece is on gritty pastel paper, using Sennelier oil pastels and is 10 x 8". May use this pose further - don't know yet. Thanks...

 
 
 



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 ...

$Highest bid for a good cause$

$Highest bid for a good cause$

Here in Newport, RI we all look forward to Wet Paint at the The Newport Art Museum. It's a big fundraising event which culminates in a live auction and brings artists and the... Read more ...

Bjarke Ingels: "New York is not the Capital of the United States. It is a...

Bjarke Ingels: "New York is not the Capital of the United States. It is a Capital of the World."

Since moving to New York in 2010, BIG founder Bjarke Ingels has built an impressive portfolio, from developed projects such as VIA 57 West and The Eleventh to propositions such... Read more ...

Mixed Media Abstract Painting, Contemporary Art “Jungle Journey” by Santa Fe...

Mixed Media Abstract Painting, Contemporary Art “Jungle Journey” by Santa Fe Contemporary Artist Sandra Duran Wilson

FRESH OFF THE EASEL... This color combination is just so luscious and yummy. I feel like I am in the tropics when I look at it. Put it on a stand on your desk and you can have... Read more ...

MQ Houses / Altamarea arquitectura

MQ Houses / Altamarea arquitectura

© Felipe Cantillana Architect: Altamarea arquitectura Location: Pichilemu, Chile Architects In Charge: Gonzalo Herreros Area: 290.0 m2 Project Year: 2015 Photographs: Felipe... Read more ...

SUMMER SALE-Mixed media abstract tree collage landscape, "Snowy Dawn" by...

SUMMER SALE-Mixed media abstract tree collage landscape, "Snowy Dawn" by Colorado Mixed Media Artist Carol Nelson Fine Art

6"x12"x1.5" Mixed Media on Panel /Available SUMMER SALE PRICE $199 Read more ...

"End of the Evening" Original Impressionist landscape sunset oil painting by...

"End of the Evening" Original Impressionist landscape sunset oil painting by Janice Trane Jones

"End of the Evening" is an original 18 x 36 x 1.5 oil on a canvas wrap. This is a large landscape painting of the last light of the night just as the vivid colors light up the... Read more ...

Temporary Home for Walk&Talk Festival / Mezzo Atelier

Temporary Home for Walk&Talk Festival / Mezzo Atelier

© Francisco Nogueira Architects: Mezzo Atelier Location: Ponta Delgada, Portugal Team: Giacomo Mezzadri, Joana de Oliveira Area: 150.0 m2 Project Year: 2018 Photographs... Read more ...

Wacky Reference Wednesdays, No. 386

Wacky Reference Wednesdays, No. 386

X-23. 2018. Gouache on mixed media board, 9 × 12″. (Claws also made from Strathmore Mixed Media Board) gouache washes to hone the drawing decided to add a hand pencils Read more ...

Nederland,Tx,Museum,oils canvas,Barbara Haviland

Nederland,Tx,Museum,oils canvas,Barbara Haviland

NEDERLAND,TEXAS WINDMILL MUSEUM 8/14/2018 10:01:20 PM by Barbara Haviland-Texas Landscape Artist Comment on this I painted this Nederalnd Texas Windmill Museum as part of a... Read more ...

Bahçeköy House / Habif Architects

Bahçeköy House / Habif Architects

© Gürkan Akay Architects: Habif Architects Location: Istanbul, Turkey Project Team: Hakan Habif, Setenay Erkul Area: 1700.0 m2 Project Year: 2018 Photographs: Gürkan Akay ©... Read more ...