22 June 2009

The Studio Plunder...A History, Part Ten

It was in 2001 that I painted my very first work in oil. It may be a little graphic for some so it is at the bottom of this post. You get a bit of warning before you scroll down.

I had started to spend much more time practicing my craft and things started to improve. At least I thought so. I was still working in pastels, soft and oil and now in oil paints. The subject matter was all over the place although I still preferred to use women as a main subject, I became fascinated with my pets and architecture.

The following works range from 2001 to 2003-ish. I have realized that I should date my works if I want to remember when they were made. My memory isn't so hot.

Us in Venice. pencil - unfinished

Venice. charcoal and blue chalk - unfinished

Notre Dame, Paris. charcoal - undecided

Precious and Ivy Dog in blue chalk

Precious in red. oil pastel

La Tour Eiffel la nuit. Chalk pastel

Colosseum, Rome. oil pastel

Notre Dame, Paris. oil pastel

My dog Blue. oil pastel

Cindy. soft pastel and graphite

Rhonda. oil pastel

Rhonda. graphite

This was my first painting in oil. It was my version of a painting that hangs in the Musee d'Orsay in Paris.


heather! anne! said...

Wow, I just adore ALL of these.

Christine said...

Gorgeous. Love the vivid colors.

delmer said...

I'm never sure what to say about people's art. I typically say if I could draw I'd do it all the time -- and it seem the people who can, do. My (new) wife is an artist, but I didn't realize to what extent until we were cleaning out her garage -- every time I moved something like a table there was a framed or unframed painting or sketch behind it.

The things you've posted are all amazing. Thank you for sharing them.