Sunday, September 21, 2014


"Evelyn," Watercolor. 16x20. Fluid Hot Press 140 lb Paper. Reference: My own.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

"Tsering Three-Quarter View,"

"Tsering Three-Quarter View," Watercolor. 12x15. Fluid Cold Press 140lb. Reference: my own

Saturday, September 13, 2014

"Roman in Black and White"

"Roman in Black and White," inspired by a scuplture at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Watercolor 9x12. Fluid Hot Press Watercolor paper. About 1 hour.  Lots of fun to do this one.

"Tsering Profile,"

"Tsering Profile," Watercolor. 12x12. Fluid Hot Press Watercolor Paper. 2 hours. Reference: My Own. First new Painting in a couple of months. Also, my first time trying this new paper and I Love it.

New Live Model Pose Session 1

Three Quarter View of Live Model - First Session of about 2 hours. Pastel on Strathmore Grey Drawing Paper. This is just the initial blocking in of shadow shapes. I have lots of tweakings to get a real likeness but we have five more weeks with this model. I was initially going to do a monochromatic drawing of just Caput Mortem pastel with white chalk but my teacher wants me to try full color. I am fearless with my art work so why not!!  More to come....

Sunday, August 3, 2014

"Pie Jesu" Based on Detail of Sculpture

"Pie Jesu," Based on detail of Scultpure at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Watercolor. 13.5in. x 17.5in. Arches Rough 140lb.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Woman in Profile Front Lighting

"Woman in Profile with Front Lighting," Charcoal on Taupe Drawing Paper. 12 x16.  Sometimes with portraiture, it is not always about nailing the likeness. Sometimes, you just have to go with the flow if something is working and see it to it's end. With this one, I had an off night with getting the likeness but continued anyway focusing on the light. There's a rough yet sensitive quality about this piece that I like.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

"At Old Wesbury Gardens,"

"At Old Westbury Gardens," watercolor on Bristol Plate paper 9x12. Had loads of fun at our local art league's 2014 paint out at this historic mansion owned by the Phipps family.  The paper was curling on the left edge when I took the photo.  It was my first time working PLEIN AIR and painting on Bristol Plate.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

"Inspired by a Statue,"

WORK IN PROGRESS: "Inspired by a Statue," Watercolor. Arches Cold Press 150 lb.10x14.