Saturday, June 18, 2011


  I found this picture I cut out of a newspaper years ago. I thought the photo of this artist was so powerful and I loved the way he looked into the camera, very intense. I like to draw people using newspaper photos - they're more candid, especially the sports section, and there's less distracting detail.

Monday, June 06, 2011

Practice Paintings

Brushes and knife
 This painting took me about one hour to complete. I find that painting a quick still life with big brushes is a good way to warm up - sort of like stretching before going out for that 5 mile run. I don't know why I used this analogy because I don't run, not even a jog around the house but I do yoga which is good for the body and soul.