Sunday, May 19, 2013

Jessie

A portrait of my youngest (by 10 minutes) daughter Jessica done in ACEO size.  I was inspired by some neat shadows on her face as she sat in front of a large window last weekend.  Because of it's very small size, I tried painting entirely with a #2 round brush which I had only very recently used on another piece.  I've only used flats in the past, and this seemed to work fine.

oil on masonite  3 1/2" x 2 1/2"

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Sittin' On The Rock Of The Bay

For friends Dave and Karen who love pelicans.

This was a welcome breather from a large canvas (72" x 48") that I've been working on for the last few weeks.  Hopefully I'll finish and post it soon.  Sometimes it is good to just step back and work on something else for awhile, so that fresh eyes can appraise and decide changes to help make a piece work.  I finally finished Rose's painting...Free The Spirit, (and framed it), which features a flock of pelicans taking off.  I've uploaded an updated photograph on that previous post.

oil on board  7" x 10"  NFS