Tuesday, May 31, 2011

My first digital finger painting

This took me about 20 minutes using the Brushes application on my new Ipad2.  The car is a 1940 Ford "Woody" I saw in Albany last week.

I have a video of the process at:

Dancing Arts Center (16X20 Acrylic)

Another whimsical painting from Corvallis, Oregon.  This is the local Arts Center featuring some of the surrounding art work including the bronze squirrel, the sculptures of a dancer and an alligator in a clever disguise.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Yosemite Valley Entrance, 16X20 Acrylic

We recently returned from our trip to Yosemite National Park.  After 4 days in the valley we returned with hundreds of photos and a few sketches ready for painting subjects.  We also discovered that free painting workshops are conducted in the valley all summer long.

Wilson House, Corvallis, OR

This is a small 7X10 painting in gouache.  I am continuing to explore this medium.  This house was built in 1892 and is in the Queen Ann style with Stick/Eastlake ornamentation.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Garlands Nursery - 9X12 Acrylic Painting

Our first Vistas &Vineyards paint-out of the year was at Garlands Nursery in Corvallis.  It was also the first really nice warm day of the year.  This is the entrance to the nursery done in my "wonky" style.  It was suggested that I get my eyes fixed!

Monday, May 16, 2011

"Framed" 12X16 Oil Painting

This started out as an Open Studio painting and ended up a few days later as a designed piece.  In the future I will try to do the design before I begin the painting.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Bashful at San Diego Zoo (16X20 Acrylic)

Another image from our trip to the San Diego Zoo a few months ago.  This is the second elephant picture and much more recognizable, however less artistic.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Open Studio Drawing

Finally a fully dressed model at Open Studio, suitable for posting.  Most of my recent drawings are nudes.  This one is an ink & wash done with a Rapidograph .35 point.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Disciples House, Corvallis

The Disciples House is located across from the Arts Center and Central Park in Corvallis, Oregon.  In its present incarnation it is used as a rooming house for OSU students.  I have made several drawings and paintings of this building in the past.  This twisted view is on a 16X20 canvas painted in acrylic.  Before I added the color it looked very much like a Charles Birchfield.