Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Dean-Guitar Reverie for Edward

Close ups

Acrylic, Pitt Pen, and a skosh of colored pencil. Approx. 8 1/2 x 6 3/4 on paper.

This is my entry in Edward Burton's sketch book.

Edward's theme was "Music". I used to play guitar in country rock bands many beers...err..years ago.
My favorite guitar was a Fender Stratocaster...which I still own. This painting is an attempt to show the musician playing in a reverie. Practically seeing the notes drift through the air...Very much like you artists when you get caught up in the flow, and magical things happen from out of nowhere upon your canvas.

I don't know how successful my attempt was, but that's my story and I'm stickin' to it! :lol:

Hope ya like it Edward!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

James - Hummers & Hawks for Dean

I've had Dean Haven's journal for a while. Still in somewhat of a slump, I grabbed my brushes and dragged myself to the matter at hand. Dean left the topic open for whatever came to mind. Birds came to mind. So I did two paintings in his journal....one of an ostrich and the other, a penguin. It sure seems like my skills are a still a little rusty, cause here's how they turned out.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Splash Day

7 x 5 oil on canvas
This is my last Flying Moleskins painting and it is for James Parker, whose book theme is animals. These are the dogs of a friend of mine who lives in Wimberley. How lucky are these furry girls to get to dive in this wonderful river with cliffs and gorgeous scenery out in the country? Although I doubt they care about the scenery; they just want to make a big splash. I wish I could jump in right now with them -- it's warm enough here today!
I thank all the FM artists for being on this project with me; it has been a great honor.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Geese 2 by Camille Olsen

8 x 10 oil on canvas
Continuing back to the geese we saw at the lake last summer. They seemed always to follow the leader, but in this image one wasn't so sure about the plan. This painting is for Vern Schwarz for our Flying Moleskins project. See Vern, I told you I wouldn't forget you. It will be on its way to you when it dries.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

The Duet

This is my contribution to Edward Burton's Sketchbook. His theme is music.
I decided to use these two players who I had been longing to paint for a quite a while.

I can't remember the origin of the music but I remember sketching a man on the tube and then I got talking to him and he invited me to an art exhibition where music was played alongside. This is quite a while back but I still remember the happy, colourful feeling and the buzzing sounds, I have tried to capture this in "Duet" which is a mixed media piece on Gessoed Museum mount-board with oil, coloured pencil, Liquin and oil pastel,. It was more of an experiment as I haven't tried this mix before. I was happy with the result. Hope you like it Edward.