This was a water color and market painting I did in December, when I was on a kick of painting folks Selfies off of Instagram. "Travisthecoolone" is the user name of a middle school student my daughter goes school with. I only know him through his Instagram account and through any stories I hear from Abby. Kinda fun to have a window into her life that way...
Lately I have been diving into figurative painting, running three figure painting sessions a week and teaching a fourth session. When I'm not working from the model, I've been experimenting from photos like this one from Senshistock. In this piece, I was interested in the narrow color range and the geometry of the model. The piece measures about 15" x 12" oil on gessoed paper.
Terry and I spent 17 days in Hawaii on the island of Maui. I was part of the Maui Plein Air event. When it was over we spent several days with our friend Ann at her place in Kihei. This beach wasn't far from her house. Oil 9x12
Oil on 8x10" panel
The silhouette of a black cat is something I've always admired. I was lucky to have this image given to me to work with. I may make a stencil from it. Thank you for visiting out blog!
My daughter performed i this costume for her Spring Ballet Recital last year. It was fascinating to see her showsuch control and grace, usually dance class is in my mind as a coordination of pick up and drop off times. I was so surprised to see her up on stage with the other students showing such an improvement in her skill level, so self possessed.
Painting this piece was a novel challenge, with the subtlety of the transparent Tutu and the bold red checked pattern.
This piece is on exhibit in my solo show at the Upstairs Art Gallery in Umpqua Bank in Arcata until the end of the month.