Oil Study, Celeste Bergin, Powell Butte, oil on 7x5 canvas panel
Thursday, December 5, 2013
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
The little cigar-pochade box is so compact! Perfect for doing small sketches.
Top photo: Oil Sketch, Celeste Bergin, View from Mt. Tabor, oil on 7x5 canvas panel
Sunday, December 1, 2013
Saturday, November 30, 2013
This is a value study that I painted today with Ultramarine blue, transparent red oxide and white. I might do a color version next. I like how it turned out.
Today was the last day to see the Lucinda Parker show at the Laura Russo Gallery. The paintings look absolutely great in such a beautiful space.
...and it's fairly impossible to resist sitting on the center bench.....(a perfect place to quietly take in the colors and shapes).
(Top Photo) Oil sketch, Celeste Bergin, value study, oil on 9x12 canvas panel
Friday, November 29, 2013
This Sargent sketch was so fun...I'm thinking of doing a painting version of it.
Here I am sharing my corner "sketch station" with Mufasa.
Earlier today Dave and I walked to Montavilla. Here he is taking a photo of a glove stuck on a stick in a yard.
Here's my Spitfire friend that I visit whenever we walk to Montavilla... She's very much like my beloved Spitfire**.
(**'Honey' in her toasty dry garage...waiting for Summer!) I love her like a person!
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Monday, November 25, 2013
It is rewarding to sketch from my big Sargent book...because I see over and over how Sargent used darks to draw interest and to hold shapes together. I'll add this to my Sargent project.
Here's my corner sketch station..... Daisy commandeered my stool.
Sketch: Celeste Bergin, Boy in the Studio (after John Singer Sargent) charcoal on 6x9 toned paper