Monday, August 20, 2007

Satchmo at the Cotton Club

Well, It's hard for me to admit, but I think I have over 30 paintings that are either sitting half finished or made mistakes on that I keep telling myself I will finish, well, I'm making a promise to myself, by putting them on my blog in order to help me FINISH them. So for this week I will show you this one, in hopes it will be a catalyst to get it DONE!! I started this about 4 months ago, and just never finished it.. It is the famous wonderful Jazz artist, Louie Armstrong. I need to finish some face work, shading on his white shirt and kerchief, and then the doors of the club. So here is my attempt to PUSH me forward.. Any comments or suggestions on title appreciated..

Red, White, And Blue

I have a beautiful set of blue and white dishes Ibought from ebay to do some still life paintings from, however, realizing there is a ton of detail on them, it would have taken me forever had I incorporated each little circle so I just suggested some detail here and there on this, as the size is only 2.5" x 3.5" ACEO. Nonetheless here is a quick Strawberry study.

Friday, August 03, 2007

Stargazer Lily

And Here is the completed painting..

Well, I figured it was time I do a large painting, I've been painting in ACEO size for so long, I figured I needed to get out my larger brushes and get to practicing before I forget how. So I started this macro of one of my beautiful stargazer lillies I bought myself awhile back, these lilies were the largest lilly's I had ever seen I kid you not, they were about 8x8 once fully opened. HUGE.. I'm almost finished with it, and hopefully won't ruin to terribly before I'm done. I also did a video of it, but not sure if I'll post it on youtube or not. but here it is. The size is: 14x17

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Please Mommy?

Well, here you have it, my son Logan and his always so perfect pose of saying "Please, Mommy?"I Which is a shame cuzz he has a beautiful smile, but he always seems to give it the old fake smile, and with a great big whine in his voice. It's a wonder why he gets whatever he wants. Well, almost. This is a quickie I did today it's a 4"x6"