Wednesday, January 19, 2011


This was a portrait demo in a head painting class.

Retro Pottery

We set up a difficult but beautiful still life of old, wonderfully colored pottery in my class Monday. It proved to be very difficult and a struggle. I did a small, 6 x 6 inch oil focusing in on a small area. I'm not sure how I feel about this one. I was really impressed with what my different students did....each one following their own very distinct path.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Fishing...Demo Painting

In these cold days especially, I often work from photos I've taken. People get so wedded to a photo that they don't create their own designs. The photo had much more water and the deep blue at the bottom actually came nowhere near the boat. I wanted to show my students how to crop it for my purposes. I "scribbled" my initial design roughly and then went right into carving with paint.

Monday, January 17, 2011