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"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...

Fixing Her Shoe - figurative drawing of a ballerina/ballet dancer

FIXING HER SHOE - FIGURATIVE DRAWING OF A BALLERINA/BALLET DANCER

Getting ready to dance, this young ballet dancer readies her shoes - charcoal and oil pastel on Art Spectrum Colourfix paper, 12 x...

 
 
 
Keeley's Self Confidence - oil pastel portrait sk

KEELEY'S SELF CONFIDENCE - OIL PASTEL PORTRAIT SK

I first laid down lots of yellow ochre acrylic paint, then drew and scribbled with oil pastel till I "found" Keeley. This one is on...

Trying out some chalks - drawing of woman looking into light

TRYING OUT SOME CHALKS - DRAWING OF WOMAN LOOKING INTO LIGHT

I did this one on grey toned paper - Strathmore -working with some General's compressed pastels - black, white, sanguine, sepia - that...

 
 
 
Braids - charcoal portrait drawing of the model

BRAIDS - CHARCOAL PORTRAIT DRAWING OF THE MODEL

The braids were a real challenge, but in the end, I was pleased. I used vine charcoal on some really old Grumbacher drawing paper that...

On My Easel - original oil pastel profile in progress

ON MY EASEL - ORIGINAL OIL PASTEL PROFILE IN PROGRESS

Much to do on this piece, and since I love drawing profiles, it'll be a pleasure, It's on Colourfix paper, 16 x 20". Thanks for looking!

 
 
 
Her Suspicious Look - original oil pastel portrait drawing

HER SUSPICIOUS LOOK - ORIGINAL OIL PASTEL PORTRAIT DRAWING

The same shirt on this model as "Profile" from two posts ago, but with entirely different results. I didn't know if her look was boredom...

Jive Scribbles 5 - charcoal figurative drawings

JIVE SCRIBBLES 5 - CHARCOAL FIGURATIVE DRAWINGS

I left the far right dancers totally unfinished - or maybe just barely begun. The drawing is vine charcoal on Strathmore Windpower...

 
 
 
Profile - oil pastel portrait

PROFILE - OIL PASTEL PORTRAIT

Another of the oil pastel over acrylic paper drawings- what a pleasant combo to work with. This one is 12 x 12". Thanks for looking!

A Quick Life Drawing - original charcoal life drawing

A QUICK LIFE DRAWING - ORIGINAL CHARCOAL LIFE DRAWING

I came across this drawing today from several months ago - it illustrates my favorite art thing to do which is drawing quickly without...

 
 
 
Model Watching the Clock - original oil pastel over acrylic

MODEL WATCHING THE CLOCK - ORIGINAL OIL PASTEL OVER ACRYLIC

The model has a great face and is well able to hold a pose, but toward the end of the session, she obviously was counting the minutes...

Drawing of a Young Woman - charcoal portrait drawing

DRAWING OF A YOUNG WOMAN - CHARCOAL PORTRAIT DRAWING

I didn't have my laptop for over a week and was just helpless when it came to posting my art - it's pretty pathetic when one is so...

 
 
 



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 ...

Understand Avenue, Jun 23 ,2018アンダースタンドアベニュー

Understand Avenue, Jun 23 ,2018アンダースタンドアベニュー

Fountain pen with noodler grey inkFabriano watercolor paper 25%cotton 300g18×24cm watercolor paintingDa vinchi squirrel... Read more ...

Yellow Iris Heart

Yellow Iris Heart

Yellow Iris Heart Oil on Hard Board, 12" x 12" Available at $40 plus $12 shipping Buy with PayPal I love these colors together, and this one was just plain fun to paint. No... Read more ...

We're Blasé: 1941

We're Blasé: 1941

December 1941. "Lloyd and Gloria Kinney with their mother. Eden Mills, Vermont." Medium format negative by Arthur Rothstein. View full size. Read more ...

Large abstract, contemporary, modern art painting

Large abstract, contemporary, modern art painting

"Moon Over Mardi Gras" 40" x 40" $4800.00A dark night, bright lights and brilliant colors with a full moongives me the feel of a Mardi Gras celebration.This is an original... Read more ...

Miena:  Gentle, breezy, beautiful moving environmentsMiena

Miena:  Gentle, breezy, beautiful moving environmentsMiena

Miena: Gentle, breezy, beautiful moving environments Miena creates evocative and moody landscapes similar to that of Yutuu Toyoi. She delicately balances the drawing and the... Read more ...

Skyscape 6..Watercolor.Texas Artist.Rae Andrews

Skyscape 6..Watercolor.Texas Artist.Rae Andrews

I decided to just do some small skyscapes in watercolor yesterday. Just for fun.The cloud shapes set the mood for the drama I wanted to portray. My studio looks out over Lake... Read more ...

One-Room Residence of 5 Layers / Matsuyama Architect and Associates

One-Room Residence of 5 Layers / Matsuyama Architect and Associates

© Toshihisa Ishii Architects: Matsuyama Architect and Associates Location: Munakata, Japan Lead Architects: Masakatsu Matsuyama Area: 109.0 m2 Project Year: 2016 Photographs... Read more ...

Gouache Tests: Consistency, Smell, and 'Re-Wettability'

Gouache Tests: Consistency, Smell, and 'Re-Wettability'

Illustrator Catherine Gura asked me some questions about the paint consistency of gouache, and I wasn't sure of the answers, so I asked her to do some tests and report back... Read more ...

Picking up spice from my palette

Picking up spice from my palette

Multi-colored tomatoes from the farmers market at Muscoot were a fitting subject my first painting of the summer. Colorful and juicy, they whet my appetite as I worked. So... Read more ...

Nikola Olic's Playful Facade Photos 'Reimagine' Their Subjects

Nikola Olic's Playful Facade Photos 'Reimagine' Their Subjects

© Nikola Olic In his ongoing study, Nikola Olic - a Serbian photographer based in Dallas , Texas - focuses on “ architectural photography and abstract structural quotes that... Read more ...