In recent penmail
This poem was posted on Facebook yesterday. The particular verse appears in the middle, but struck me rather strongly, so I had to ink it.
David Whyte, “What to Remember When Waking”
I caught this image on my camera phone as I was walking out of an evening meetup.
This entry consists of two paintings of the same subject. The one on the left took a lot of time and attention. The one on the right was initially done in about 10 minutes.
This painting was pretty fun. I have been to Big Sur on the California coast many times, and seen many views like this. Familiar, and thoughts of home.
I began this painting towards the end of last week’s class, May 25th, 2016. There were two classes this week, a makeup class May 31st, and our regular class, June 1st (today), so I had lots of time to work on this painting in a fairly short period of time. Our teacher is so generous to let us make up missed classes. Continue reading big sur coast
This was another multi-week project. Thankfully, Linda had a make-up session this month so I got an extra day working on it.
From the Netflix show “Sense8”
Just an interesting beach scene with a row of mailboxes. Continue reading beach mail
Update 4/21: Finished the painting by giving the figures some shadow to stand upon, and gave some of the trees a bit of gouache.
Update: Second week in class on this painting. I sort of fumbled on the dog, which turned into a large fluffy cat-leopard, sorta…
Last week in class, we started a new painting, of a man walking his dog in the woods. Our task was to “edit” the picture, choosing our own focal point for the image. I’m liking what I’ve done so far. This is still very much a work in progress. Continue reading walk in the woods
Shopping one day, I found this heirloom tomato with a batch of others, and thought this one had so much character. I took it home and did a bit of a still life photo study, perhaps one day to paint.