Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Back to Work...

With summer vacation nearly over, I'll be trying to regularly add to this blog again. Many portraits have been completed over the past year which I haven't yet shown. Here is a preliminary drawing in charcoal- a detail for a full-length oil.

Dan Wilcox Folk Harp Song--Celebrate the Rain

Lilah and I met Mr. Wilcox at his green home a week or so ago. We'd never been in a home with sod on the roof and chimney coming out of the grass. He's an organic farmer as well as musician. Wish I'd videotaped the first song he sang which was so beautiful it brought tears to my eyes!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

One of my very first...

crushes was on Laurence Olivier who starred in the Alfred Hitchcock movie, Rebecca. I first saw the movie when I was seven years old. It had such an affect on me that I could not stop thinking about it and had trouble falling asleep that night. The next morning I drew this picture of the cast of characters. In those days we didn't have hulu, dvds or even videos, if I had had a way to watch the movie again I might not have drawn pictures of it, trying to recapture the feeling the movie gave me.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Lou and Walt

Finally finishing up Lou and Walt's portrait! 24" x 36" oil -I'll replace with the final hopefully this week.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Black Ink Monotype

I have portraits to finish, I know, but it is important to try new things. This is my first black ink monotype print. I so enjoyed working on this today in Priscilla Treacy's workshop.

Thursday, June 11, 2009