Wednesday, February 19, 2014


Another snowy day made me think of summer.  6 x 6 oil on canvas  "Canoeing"

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Monday, February 17, 2014

10 strokes

 Love to do this exercise with my students.   The student can draw out the object in value using charcoal.  Then, when you apply the color, you can only use ten strokes.  This forces the student to think hard about the color and value and direction of the stroke before applying it.

The onions are a continuation of this.  Starting with just ten strokes and then adding only a few to complete the painting.