Sunday, May 30, 2010

Monday, May 24, 2010

for Portrait Party

I'm mostly doing small portraits of the people on this Flickr group, it's great fun.  I love the varied styles found there.  It's an internet treasure in my opinion.


Julia Kay the group's originator
















Jerry Waese, an artist that belongs to the group

Friday, May 21, 2010

my sister's paintings WIP









My sister's style is from her head!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

For The Virtual Paintout Blogspot

Motorcycle Rider


From the Czech Republic: http://tinyurl.com/2978qb9

For Portrait Party










Monday, May 17, 2010

For Studio Atelier





I submitted the one to the left.








The challenge was to paint motorcycles.  I definitely had to crop just one of them, there were a bajillion in the photograph.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Monday, May 10, 2010

Horse, Cow, Dog with Balls: done at Esalen, Big Sur California



We went to Esalen in Big Sur.  It turned out to be a touchy feely painting thing.  Most of the people there were trying to get in touch with some sort of tortured inner spirit or something.  Their paintings looked a lot like Hieronymus Bosch paintings if they had the skill, otherwise they kind of turned out brownish/grey.  We were not allowed to talk to the other participants about their paintings, nor make comments.  The materials were tempera and caligraphy brushes, with one large stiff brush.  I was the odd painter.  The teacher and his assistant left me alone as I told them I was there because that's where my sister wanted to be.... The setting is gorgeous, on the cliffs, and the hot baths are lovely.  I finally got used to taking off my clothes in mixed company, it would have felt weird to wear a swimming suit.  The food is good and the price is very reasonable.  It was like a great big summer camp for adults.  Anyway I'm posting three paintings that I did that I can stand to have up on this blog, and that halfway "fit in" with the class, but only half way, maybe one sixteenth way.  hahaha.  but it was a wonderful trip.

Horses, Cow, and this picture has Balls.