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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...

 
 
 
Two-Stepper Sketch - original oil figurative sketch of dancers

TWO-STEPPER SKETCH - ORIGINAL OIL FIGURATIVE SKETCH OF DANCERS

Every summer I go to the rodeo dances here in Junction and draw and take photos, just like I do at the rodeo that precedes the dance....

Portrait Sketch in Sanguine - original portrait drawing

PORTRAIT SKETCH IN SANGUINE - ORIGINAL PORTRAIT DRAWING

I seldom use sanguine, but used it along with a few General's pastel sticks and had a good time with it. Colors in the pack were perfect...

 
 
 
Blue Robe - original watercolor portrait painting

BLUE ROBE - ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PORTRAIT PAINTING

The cobalt blue robe was so pretty on the model and showed off her porcelain complexion perfectly - a joy to paint her. Watercolor...

Floating Nude - original oil pastel nude

FLOATING NUDE - ORIGINAL OIL PASTEL NUDE

I loved the pose and painted it on 5 x 7" Pastelbord using Sennelier oil pastels. This brand of oil pastels is like painting/drawing...

 
 
 



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 ...

Mason Resort / VaSLab Architecture

Mason Resort / VaSLab Architecture

Chon Buri, Thailand Project Year: 2019 Photographs: Ketsiree Wongwan Photographs: Wara Suttiwan Photographs: Spaceshift Studio Area: 9039.0 m2 Read more ...

Environmental Fine Art Painting, Butterflies "Fields of Green" International...

Environmental Fine Art Painting, Butterflies "Fields of Green" International Abstract Realism Artist Arrachme

Fairies, Butterflies? Abstract contemporary acrylic on canvas. Let your imagination fly free. Green blended background refresh the promise of clear skies. 28"x22" Acrylic on... Read more ...

Environmental Fine Art Painting, Butterflies "Fields of Green" International...

Environmental Fine Art Painting, Butterflies "Fields of Green" International Abstract Realism Artist Arrachme

Fairies, Butterflies? Abstract contemporary acrylic on canvas. Let your imagination fly free. Green blended background refresh the promise of clear skies. 28"x22" Acrylic on... Read more ...

Abstract Art Photography “Car Wash” by International Photographer Kit...

Abstract Art Photography “Car Wash” by International Photographer Kit Hedman, Boarding House Studio Galleries

Prints are Available in Multiple Sizes Photography on Paper Click H ERE for purchase info. Hedman Photography and Contemporary Art Boarding House Studio Galleries 220 East 7th... Read more ...

Palette Knife, Abstract Painting, Contemporary Art on Canvas “Variations” By...

Palette Knife, Abstract Painting, Contemporary Art on Canvas “Variations” By Debra Hurd

FRESH OFF THE EASEL 16"x24" Palette Knife Oil Painting on Gallery Wrapped Canvas/Available Read more ...

Dead at 89, Lucia Bosé

Dead at 89, Lucia Bosé

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IC Residence / Reinach Mendonça Arquitetos Associados

IC Residence / Reinach Mendonça Arquitetos Associados

Reinach Mendonça Arquitetos Associados Location: São Paulo, State of São Paulo, Brazil Project Year: 2016 Photographs: Leonardo Finotti Area: 3746 ft2 Read more ...

Blue Vase, Lemons and Pink Bowl

Blue Vase, Lemons and Pink Bowl

My focus with this painting was to make the colors flat and saturated and to have fun with my brushwork. I've achieved my goal, but what surprised me was that the colors are... Read more ...

Focusing on the Good

Focusing on the Good

Coffee Bean Alchemy by Shirley Fachilla. This guy is making one great cup of coffee, something he does very well. During a workshop several years ago, the instructor mentioned... Read more ...

The Abstract Beneath

The Abstract Beneath

The Blonde at the Window is an 18x14 oil done from life by Shirley Fachilla. A month or so ago I went to a wonderful art lecture given by Maggie Siner. She's a very... Read more ...