Tuesday, April 9, 2013
My friend Dottie and I decided to paint this boy from a newspaper clipping that she had cut out years and years ago. . It is a black and white photo. (Colored print in the Times Picayune were rare in those days.) This boy is no doubt married with 10 kids by now. Anyway, she is working on the watercolor version and I am anxious to see her results.
Friday, April 5, 2013
It is that time of the year again. I have been accepted into the Pirates Alley Art Show that takes place in conjunction with the New Orleans French Quarter Festival. Please come visit me and view my latest work. My spot is actually on Pirate Alley which is on the left side of the St. Louis Cathedral. There will be different bands and great food throughout the area. Hope you can make it!
Everything was first sketched in loosely with soft charcoal, followed by yellow ochre to make the lines more permanent so that I could block in the shapes. Same procedure as the smaller paintings.
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
This is at Roy's studio. He has a life sized poster board of his idol, John Wayne behind him always keeping an eye on what he is painting. It was morning light and I basically painted from life as he painted. I had to take a photo though to do the finishing touches on it when I got home. It took about 3 sittings to complete. The studio facinated me with all the interesting "art" stuff laying around. Imagine that!
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Yes, I did this painting before but it was worth repeating on a slightly larger canvas board. If only you could really see the rich colors that are in the "blacks". I used no black paint, only mixtures of red, yellow and blue in their deepest values.