I want to explore the hands in my art. The uses, misuses, and non-uses. A list of images that I record while I am falling asleep each night has grown and I have them all written down. Hands intrigue me. When I see them I see them in so many contexts. Like a movie is… Continue reading A Handy Theme
I am flooded with images that I want to smear with a brush into existence. Do I have the time for that. Absolutely. I’ve been lying in bed at night for quite some time, and as I feel that anchor loose its hold, this is when the net gets full. I am lucky I can… Continue reading Use a New Astrolabe Occasionally
I completed a few more faces/heads and decided to move onto hands. I have no model except myself, so I painted my own hands. Here are four completed pieces, in the last two days. Acrylic on gesso, one is 12 in x 24 in, two are 9 in x 12 in, and the other is… Continue reading Some time in the Land of Hands
I have spent some weeks in the land of faces. Another week in the hub of human form. Recently I did a still-life. I am keen on the idea of staying in these three realms for quite some time. Before I started the faces, I was doing a lot of abstract work, including some self-portraits… Continue reading What’s Up Next on the Easel?
While on vacation in Santa Fe, my travel companion and I stayed o’er night in many motels. No matter! I brought my sketchbooks, pencils, and charcoals. While in Santa Fe, I noticed that my materials were not going to last. Luckily we were staying within walking distance of a mighty art store. I walked there… Continue reading The Pastel Sketch that Doubled as a Green Flag
Greetings. I hope all is well, and you have enjoyed some of your time online here and there. I bought this wooden mannakin with which to do drawing and painting studies. Using acrylic and oil on acrylic paper pad, here are a few of my studies. The first two were done in acrylic and the… Continue reading Wooden Mannakin Studies
Although I like to paint just about anything, I just suck at portraits. My dimensions are wrong, my perspectives change, and overall I just can’t get the shadows and highlights in correctly. I always end up with a nightmare version of someone or myself. So I set about the remedy (for what’s ailing me) by… Continue reading What to Paint?