Reclining

Letithia Reclining
Oil on Panel
16×20″

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This the lovely Letithia. I think I am going to change the background color. The pale blue violet in the left hand corner pleases me more than the orange tones. I will make it a little more saturated and darker but I’ll keep it in the blue range because it is complementary to the skin tones of the model. Then it will undergo further alterations and end up on my other blog.

I take great pleasure in painting from a model but these are studies and I do not consider these paintings to be art. I am working on ideas that will layer other imagery over these for content. So, check my other blog to see how they work out.

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T F m
February 20, 2010

Self Portrait

Self-Portrait
Acrylic on Panel, 11×14
This was done on a residency in Hungary at Balatonfured on Lake Balaton. Lake Balaton is the largest fresh water lake in Europe. I spent a lot of time painting on the porch as I had ruptured my achilles tendon while in Budapest. That wasn’t actually confirmed until I got home. I spent 8 weeks in a boot and that was through most of my semester teaching. This and the beginnings of another self-portrait posted here were done during this residency.

T F m
February 8, 2010

A Work in Progress

Reclining
Oil on Panel
16×20″

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This is not quite complete. In fact, this will undergoing a transformation and be re-posted on my other blog when I am done with it. I will be inserting other imagery onto this painting along the lines of the work there.

I have been doing these very foreshortened views lately. They are very challenging and now I will be giving a lesson in how to handle foreshortening in class this week. I am considering another blog that will be devoted to my students work. They need a brag space too. I may be a glutton for punishment. Keeping up with two blogs has been difficult I don’t know if I can keep up with three blogs.


T F m
February 8, 2010

Idea/Work in Progress

Two Dolls
Oil on Panel, 18×14″

I have an accumulation of figure studies from a Saturday session I attend each weekend. It is the high point of my week. I enjoy painting these for the company of the group and the for the skills building and maintenance. But these are works I would not submit for any exhibition. They are strictly studies, not art. So I have decided to use them as bases for exploring some the metaphorical possibilities of my dolls. This is not a finished work in any way. It is an exercise just for provoking ideas. I get more ideas when I am working than at any other time. I have a pad of paper nearby just for those ideas that pop into my head so I can write them down before they leave my head as fast as they have entered it.


T F m
February 2, 2010