Wednesday, June 18, 2014

A Bend Coming Up

This is the road to my house. Just around this bend you'd make a right turn. I'm the next to the last house on the left. This reference photo was from late evening last fall.

When I finish these paintings I show them to my two young art critics, who happen to be my daughters. Once they finish telling me what's wrong, I like to ask them if they recognize where the painting is. Neither were able to guess this scene was less than 100 yards from their home. So I ask you, is that a reflection on my painting skills or do they not pay attention when they're being chauffeured around town.

14" x 11" Oil on canvas

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Figure Drawing

For the past couple months I've been attending figure drawing sessions on Thursday nights. It's held in the basement of Taylor Books in downtown Charleston, WV. I thought I'd share some of my sketches.

Long pose

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Late Evening Alley

Recently I've been attending life drawing classes on Thursday nights in downtown Charleston, WV. While on a break last week I snapped an image with my cell phone. The alley across from Taylor Books (where the class is held) was lit up with the last rays of the day. The facing street was in shadows. The street lights were beginning to cast an orange glow over the dark building fronts. I thought it looked like a painting, so I painted it.

11" x 14" Oil on canvas