Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Mississippi Cotton

8 x 8 oil on stretched canvas

Having grown up in the Mississippi Delta, this was a common site in the fields all around.  I miss seeing the fields full of cotton ( looked like snow).  I've moved and cotton is not farmed here like it was in the Delta in my day.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Square Books - Complete

12 x 16 oil on linen

Finally got to the finished stage and signed!  Yay!   Lots of neck strain on this one!

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Square Books - Beginning

12 x 16 oil on linen

This was started yesterday and I worked more on it today but am still not finished - just got tired of working on it today.  Hopefully I will complete it tomorrow.  Buildings are tough to get level especially when you are using a piece of linen not mounted on a board yet.  I had it taped to my painting board slightly askew yesterday resulting in much re-working today.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Drawing 5/12/14

graphite on newsprint

I'm posting this from my drawing class last night because I really haven't painted much lately.  We were supposed to do a value study from one long pose last night.    I draw too fast and tend to leave out details/nuances  so my goal is to be a little more deliberate in the future.   Since I was late,  I ended up on the side of the model which was mostly in I get there on time next week!!!!