Monday, October 30, 2006

New Baby Sketch, 5x5 inches, pastel

This is a painting I did from photos of a friend with her new baby, we estimated at the time that the baby was about on his 10,000 breath of air. I did a larger work from this sketch.

Friday, October 27, 2006

Morro Rock, 3x5 inches, pastel

I love the color harmonies here. This painting is an excerpt from a larger painting that I cut down. It was greatly improved by cropping it.

Nightfall II, 5x6 inches, pastel.

Here is another take on a sketch that I pasted in below.
It may be shaping up. I might try one in an orange red palette.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Beach in Fog, 6x8 inches, pastel.

This small painting is a bit of an experiment. I am looking for the visual tension that I love in Wolf Kahn's work. I want the painting to be about atmosphere and the air between me and the subject.
San Gregorio Farm, 6x8 inches, pastel

This painting was done in San Gregorio. I like the painterly spunkiness of it. I visited this small town as a young child to buy candy from a general goods store that also at the time carried saddles and grease for a tractor and cattle feed. They still have candy bars, and live music on Sundays, but no cast iron pots or spurs.

Monday, October 23, 2006

Nightfall, 6x6 inches, pastel

Blog Painting # 1. This image has been hovering in my mind, so I put it down to see what it actually looks like. I watched this scene while painting another painting, and it has been haunting me. I will try a few other variation sketches.