Monday, January 29, 2007

First Lesson

This week I taught my first painting lesson in the studio. It gave me a chance to get feedback on my methods and was very productive. The painting shown is the finished exercise.

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Tea & Thee

Last night Holly and I went to the studio to work. The lighting is bad in the evening, so I just did some preliminary drawings without shading. The subject this time is a tea cup and spoon. [12"×9" oil on canvas] $100 Available
I spent the rest of the time polyurethaning the door frame while Holly painted the dolls house she is working on.
I ordered some studio lamps today.

Tuesday, January 23, 2007


I finished the sunflower paintings and began a picture of some pink camellias that Holly picked for me. I finished the camellias in maybe four hours (it was a small 12" x 16" panel). The results were good and I think I will paint more of that subject this weekend. My neighbor has some white and red varieties which will paint nicely I think. $100 Sold

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

First Paintings

This past weekend, I was able to set up and start painting in my new studio for the first time. The very first piece of artwork I did was actually a "poison" label for a jar of solvents, but I then began sketches for three paintings of sunflowers.
The electricity was not connected until yesterday, so Sunday I had to paint while natural light was available.
The sunflower paintings are a commission and have been a lot of fun to paint. I should be finished with them by January 14.
I will post photos as soon as I take some.