No Hovering, Continued

Clothed, Seated Man
Graphite on Paper

This another drawing of the very silent man with a fresh, but still peculiar haircut. It’s a monk’s haircut. I am still trying to figure out why this man remains so remote. I know shyness from an artists’ model who usually poses nude seems a little paradoxical but it could till be the answer.  Even though he reveals himself physically, he can still retreat behind his stoical silence. No psychologist am I but that’s my best guess. My husband says it’s an E.W.A.G.: Education Wild Ass Guess.

T F m
May 11, 2010

Another Demo

Demonstration Piece #2
Watercolor on Masa Paper

This is another demo piece done in just a few minutes. It has more of the space to the edge of the paper filled though it is in no means a finished piece. If one is practiced enough, a lot of information can be put down in just a few strokes let alone in a few minutes.

T F m
May 9, 2010

A Pleasant Surprise

Self-Portrait with Goddesses
Watercolor on Rag Paper

I have just received news that this work has just received best in show at the 26th Annual Juried Watercolor Exhibition of the Illinois Watercolor Society.

T F m
May 9, 2010


Cecily, Seated
Oil on Panel, 20×16″

This is the same model for another piece when this woman was much heavier. She lost a great deal of weight when her thyroid went over active. I am particularly pleased with the color though the computer screen and saving the image for the web loses some of the nuances. I will be using this as a base for other ideas but I don’t know when. I am in the process of moving my studio. The disruption of that will make it difficult to paint regularly since my husband I are moving ourselves. He has a bunch of stuff to move of his own. It’s going to be a busy summer.

T F m
May 9, 2010


Demonstration Piece
Watercolor on Masa Paper

This is a demonstration piece done to acquaint my class with water media. I usually start with only one color so the complications of color can be left aside for a while. Then when a familiarity with the materials is established color is introduced gradually. The masa paper is so reasonably priced I can order it for my classes without blowing the budget. I can also tear it down to half, quarter, or eighth sizes so it’s really economical. Besides the characteristics of masa paper can offer some very interesting effects. One can play without guilt over over the potential sacrifice of expensive paper. Play is so important when searching out a style or idea in one’s work.

T F m
May 9, 2010

They Look Maavelous!, Continued

Tatijana Jacenkiw
Pastel on Paper

T F m
May 4, 2010