Tuesday, September 29, 2015

AAPL Grand National Acceptance

I am excited to have learned that my colored pencil piece, Spring, has been accepted into the American Artists Professional League 87th Grand National Exhibition. The show is at the Salmagundi Club, and runs from November 8th through November 20th, with a reception Sunday, November 15th from 12-5pm.

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Upcoming Exhibition at Haynes Galleries

I am thrilled to announce that I will have four pieces on view at the Haynes Galleries upcoming exhibition, "Celebrating Art of Women by Women" at the Haynes Gallery in Thomaston, ME. The show will include paintings, drawings, and sculpture by women artists and runs from August 14th through September 19th.

I will be attending the reception, to be held on Friday, August 14th from 5-7:30 pm. My artwork to be on display is: Self Portrait with Martini (shown above), Quiet Moment, and On a Crisp Day in colored pencil, and Olivia in oil.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Commissioned Portrait

I just finished and delivered the portrait show here, Charlotte, oil on board, 12x16.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Working on Blue Textured Paper

Above is a closeup image of what's on my drawing table right now - a 16x12 colored pencil drawing on blue tinted paper. This is my first time working on this type of paper, a fairly textured blue tinted Canson pastel paper. I chose it for two reasons: because the subject is standing in front of a similarly shaded blue wall, and because I wanted to experiment with the paper texture to create the look of different textures in my drawing.

I found myself fighting the texture to create a smooth look for the skin on the face and hands, but it was very helpful in rendering the thermal shirt. I tend to spend the most time on faces and hands anyway, so this wasn't a big deal. To achieve a smooth look, I worked in several layers keeping the pencils very sharp at all times. I used fewer layers of color for the shirt, and worked more quickly so that the pencil didn't cover all of the depressions in the paper, resulting in a textured look.

Friday, January 23, 2015

New Small Painting

My latest painting is a 12x9 portrait of my son done on RayMar art panels (Claessens 13 Double Oil Primed Portrait Lined). I enjoyed painting on this surface - the texture holds paint nicely. You can see the texture of the board in this image. I think it would be difficult to paint smaller more detailed work on this panel, but I have ordered some larger sizes and look forward to using them in the future.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Progress on Oil Painting of Boy Reading

I've made a second pass at the face, hair, and sofa in this photo. I am taking tomorrow off, but will tackle the hands, book and shoes next.