31 October 2010

My Favorite Holiday...

Only one Jack-o-lantern this year so we made it good and creepy.

More photos later. This year we are the many generations of STAR WARS.

19 October 2010

Something Different...

This is one of the studies for a new painting I was asked to create. This one is 36 x 48 inches, oil on canvas. The finished work will be about twice that size.

14 October 2010

Still, In The Studio...

So, I've found a great model, Summer, and have now painted several works based on her.
Here are a couple more, plus my first diagonal.

oil 12 x 16

oil 12 x 16

oil 12 x 12
I'm thinking of doing more like this, in groups or patterns...

oil 8 x 24

05 October 2010

In The Studio...Continued

Ok, so I've been busy this morning.

This one used to be called, "Where is this relationship going". After a few modifications... Now she is "Anastasia". 18 x 24 inches.

This one was just a brick wall. This morning I added the girl. 18 x 24 inches.

This one got a cheek reconstruction, eye brow shaping and a new hair cut and color. 16 x 20 inches.

This one is all new. Also very pleased with her. 16 x 20 inches, oil on canvas.

In The Studio...

Being sad is exhausting. But it also feeds creativity. So, meet the new additions. All are 12 x 16 inches, oil on canvas with varnish, and may or may not get cracked. No one sells the cracking varnish around here anymore.

There are four more waiting for the finishing touches. Maybe today.

I'm pleased with the first two, but the third, may be my favorite one yet.

As always, name suggestions are always welcome.

02 October 2010

IVY - Sept 1998 to Oct 2010

It's difficult to sum up in words what an impact some creatures have on our lives. For the last twelve years you have brought us joy, laughter and happiness. A constant companion that went every where with us. Letting us roll you in a towel like a burrito in order to sneak you into hotels. Sleeping on our laps as we drove across country. Several times. Sleeping by Mr. Man's bed when he was new to our family. You were a wonderful big sister

A champion soft Frisbee catcher. OCD about tennis balls. A master body surfer, for some one vertically challenged. A loyal and trusted friend and our little girl.

You will be remembered in everything we do. I hope you find that farm in the country where all dogs go when they get old.

We love you.