Category Archives: Portraits

No Model

The model didn’t show up this morning so some of the other artists were generous enough to take turns posing. 15 minute poses. And after lunch I did a quick plein air from the roof of our house. It was … Continue reading

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Me Again

I finished this today. My drawing is obviously wobbly and inaccurate, but that comes from my process and my lack of interest in belaboring it. I think it’s close enough for my once a year selfie. I’m a little embarrassed … Continue reading

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Me

Day 12 of the challenge. I started a self portrait but ran out of time when parental responsibility called me back to duty. Maybe I’ll work on it again another day. It’s pretty wobbly because I don’t draw first before … Continue reading

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Piano man

Today our model sat and played the piano while we worked. This was a quick sketch in my sketchbook at lunch.

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Strada Challenge (week 4)

Another week of the challenge down and one more week to go. What was left of hurricane Jose was off the coast of Rhode Island for most of the week. I got outside on the windy days but had to stay … Continue reading

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Cleaned Up

I tried to clean this one up a little before my kids invaded my studio and wanted to work on paintings of their own.

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Play

Yesterday was Andrew Wyeth’s 100th birthday. I was thinking about it all day and thinking about the events back home at the Brandywine Museum to celebrate. I really wanted to paint but was busy all day and couldn’t find even … Continue reading

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Fast and Slow

I still don’t have much time to paint right now but I took the day off to spend one last time with my figure group friends. First I did a fast one, then I did a slower one that I … Continue reading

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September Selfie

Watercolor for this one. I used cadmium red instead of my usual quinacridone. More natural, subdued color I think. About 3 hours. 14×11″ 

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Gouache Play

No plein air today. I stayed inside to avoid the heat and humidity. I played with some gouache again. Still curious. I’m coming to the conclusion that I prefer transparent watercolor. The one on the left is thicker, more opaque … Continue reading

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