Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Red Tin Can

6 x 6 inches, oil on panel

This is inspired by a DPW challenge to do an image incorporating polka dots. I have a few other paintings in the works that I have been stuck on lately so it was nice to put them aside and try this one. My favorite part is the bright red above the shadow of the shell.  My kids wanted to title it 'Mutant Snail' because the shell is unusually large in comparison to the ones we often find around our house.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Mother's Day Collaboration

For Mother's Day my request was to get to play in some clay out in the backyard with my boys. It couldn't of been a prettier day. This is what we made:

bird head painted with yellow and white slip

longhorn red clay, leather hard stage, 6" tall

frankenstein head painted with green slip

 Happy Mother's Day!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Stand Oil

7 x 4 1/2 inches, oil on hardboard

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Sketchbook Portrait- Jenna

watercolor and graphite

This is from a 20 minute pose at a life drawing session I attended today.  I haven't posted a sketchbook portrait in awhile as I had taken a break from doing them---I think I was getting tired of looking at a photo for reference.  Having a live model is much better.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Cactus Blooms

 3 1/2 x 5 inches, oil on canvas panel, 2011

I just noticed that the cactus on the side of our house has bloomed which reminded me of this small study I had done around this time last year.