Friday, October 25, 2013


I'm out of my comfort zone! Back to art class after many years of just painting. What a reality check to see your work through someone's view and how refreshing. You know the basic rudiments of your craft but changes are great. This little 8x6 oil is just on brushstrokes, seeing how pressure, brushes and the amount of paint affects the outcome of what you are doing. I'm having a wonderful time. So, what's taken you out of your routine and how have you reacted? Happy experience I hope. Looking forward to hearing what you have to say.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Pochade 5x7

This is my little pochade box I sometimes use painting plain air. I thought this would be handy when out alone and not sure of the area. Safety should always be the first concern. My second concern is being left handed. I usually find the best things to paint on the drivers side of the car where I also forget and hit the side of the door and drop the brush. This brings forth words I've heard over the years from Longshore men, construction workers, etc. you get the picture. Sitting in the car is a commitment and a challenge when trying to create a painting. So, here is a quick study of my little frustration. It looks so innocent. Are you having a good day?