Sunday, October 20, 2013
This work is near completion, but I'm taking a break, to have a fresh look later. It is colored pencil (Luminance pencils) on Fabriano art paper. 10"H x 8"W. My reference photo, from a recent trip to Yosemite. This is a tumbling stream, below the Bridal Veil Falls.
Sunday, July 7, 2013
This colored pencil piece, on Fabriano paper, is called "Blue Jar & Persimmons." It is based on a photo taken last autumn, when the persimmons were ripening on my tree. Pencils used were the Luminance line, from Caran d'Ache. They are lightfast, which is important, for the long life of the art.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Today I made further revisions to the earlier treatment of "Native American abstract II," to create more drama and mood. The painting is abstract, vaguely suggesting the culture of ancient Native Americans.
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Above is a revised version of the painting "Floating Columns I." The previous version is shown below. I felt the colors needed to be softened, to make the mood more soothing. I used a thin glaze of white, varying it with different thicknesses around the composition. 28"H x 28"W. oil on wood panel.
Monday, February 18, 2013
This is a revised version of an earlier painting, using softer, cooler colors. After living with this painting on the wall, I had a gut feeling that this would be a better interpretation of what the painting was saying. Oil on wood panel. 36"H x 24" wide.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
This is a fun piece, in colored pencil. Over the Christmas holidays, I had a joint coloring session with 3 of Ken's grandsons. We sat around the bench table and had fun with colors. They did their thing; I did mine. Here (finally!) is my finished product. It has the boys' names etched into the design, in two places.
Thursday, January 17, 2013
This painting is an abstract, based around emerald and gold-orange colors. The geometric areas were added, to give drama and energy. Some people prefer the abstract by itself; others don't see the abstract, until the dramatic patterns are a part of the painting.
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Monday, January 14, 2013
Sunday, January 13, 2013
The blue-green and lavender patterns were overlaid on a triptych that is purely abstract, based on a color scheme of soft peach. The blue-green and lavender provide bright colors that pop out against the more subdued abstract. Each of the three canvasses is 24" high and 12" wide.