Thursday, June 21, 2012

Portrait sketches

Portrait sketching with models at the Island Art Association is over until we start up again in the fall but we had a "show" of work done this past year on Saturday.  I started drawing with this group last fall and it re-awakened for me the joy of just taking charcoal or pencil to paper and having a good time with it.   I have also noticed an improvement in how I sketch in for my paintings so it has been a really useful tool as well as a good time.  Below are some of the sketches I did this past year in that group.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Mill Shapes Fernandina

Well I am happy to post the final photo for the mill shapes painting.  I can't seem to get a good photo of it so it loses the detail to some extent but hope you like it.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Mill shapes in progress

Over the years I have taken many photos of the two paper/pulp mills here on the island.  I have finally printed out some of the shots and am working on a painting that is my compilation of the shapes and patterns of the two sort of morphed into one.  I have been taking photos as I work on it so I can see where shapes have moved and changed as I gesso out some areas and remove or add elements.  This painting is acrylic on canvas and about 3' by 4' in size.  A few people have been interested in seeing the progress photos so I am posting what I have here.