Thursday, May 14, 2009

Looks like I'm going to be out of the loop for a little while. So not ignoring anyone, haven't gone into hibernation, although there were a few flurries here in the last couple of days. UGH! Paint and have fun, and I'll talk to you all soon.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Madison Avenue, NYC

Madison Ave. was a great photo that really inspired me, so I decided to up the scale, and try it on a black background. Karin paints this way, and when Cheryl Anderson said that she had tried it, I decided to give it a go myself, and really liked the dark ground. I've been blocking in with thinner dark paint, and then using medium values, establishing forms and shapes. This way the blocking is done with the medium to dark tones...kind of saves a step. I have to say though, I like both methods. oil on masonite 12" x 16"

Friday, May 1, 2009


This gorgeous young lady calls me Dad and occasionally Daddy, which usually means something is up...ha! This is my first ACEO and it was a lot of fun to do, especially since I had such an interesting subject. Now I just need to get a better photo of her sister to complete the set. I probably would never have done anything this small, if not for the grandmaster of ACEO, Akiko Watanabe. So thanks for the nudge Akiko, I've now tried something new yet again.