Sauce Pan

The latest color study. Instead of the primary colors the book called for, I picked my own more muted colors for a more harmonious look. Although that doesn’t show up very well in the photo, which I had to take with my cell phone because my new camera broke and was in for repair. The… Continue reading Sauce Pan

Summer Life Drawing

For the second summer now, I’ve drawn from the model for three weeks at MATC with Bob Schultz. It’s great to spend entire days with other artists doing art (plus gossip, political discussion, and lunch). Here are some heightened drawings (instead of just charcoal on white paper, these are done with both charcoal and white… Continue reading Summer Life Drawing

Still Life 3

I started another session of still life painting with Michael Van Zeyl two weeks ago. This time it’s 5 weeks, but there’ll be another 5 week session to finish the summer schedule. Michael suggested we try limiting the number of colors in the picture, so I’ve tried to come up with a set up that’s… Continue reading Still Life 3

Color Studies

Here, as promised but late, are two color studies along with photos of their set-ups from a book by Arthur Stern, “How to See Color and Paint It.” These are great exercises in seeing actual color spots instead of just assuming what color something is. One of the points in the box one is that… Continue reading Color Studies

New Life Drawings

Two new life drawings from Bob Schultz’s class on Thursdays. I’m really working on shadows–trying to find the core of the shadow and put reflected light back into the shadows. Each drawing is done with charcoal pencils on 18×24-inch newsprint and took about 2 1/2 hours.

The Next Still Life

Last Tuesday I started a new still life. Having no ideas, and since Michael had offered to provide set-up items, I took him up on his offer. Here’s the result. Just a little more complicated than I would have had the courage for, but I’m glad he has that much confidence in me. I had… Continue reading The Next Still Life

The Still Life Is Done

Here’s the completed painting. It’s 11×14 inches, oil on double-primed Belgian linen canvas. It looks great in its narrow gold frame on my dining room wall. Finishing the picture ended my 10-week still life class at the Palette and Chisel. But  tomorrow I’ll start another 8-week session of the same class. Classes at the P&C… Continue reading The Still Life Is Done