Thursday, August 22, 2013

The Community Garden

The Community Garden, 6X6 oil on panel. This garden is on West 89th Street in New York City.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

The Vacant Lot

I did this 6X6 oil painting during a recent plein air event in Lake Saranac, NY. Where even the weedy back lots were stunning.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Wistful in Blue

Wistful in Blue 5"X7" Oil on Panel

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Tilted Back

"Tilted Back" 6"X6" oil on panel. These little figurative works I've been posting are done during 15 minute poses. During the earlier short poses I prepare my tools, then during the 5 minute poses, I start painting and wipe out each unfinished start. All along I'm waiting for the one or two 10-15 minute pose of that days session. I keep a special paint kit just for these life sessions, to minimize any unnecessary fussing around with equipment. It only takes one little snafu to lose precious time.
The buzzer goes off, and the model puts on a robe,  steps off the stand, and walks away.