Sunday, May 20, 2012

Daily Diaper #271 "The Studio Shelf"

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This is a small sketch of one of my studio shelves. Cans, brushes, frames . . . all can be found on this shelf and more shelves just like it.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Daily Diaper #270 "Strawberry Sketch"


I picked this mini etch-a-sketch up from a Cracker Barrel a couple of years back and I think I've painted it half a dozen times or more since then so I've probably recouped my $4.99 and then some. The little berry is one of the first out of our garden this year.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Daily Diaper #269 "Skin Tones"

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A small figure study that carries the name that I have used in a few other pieces. Skin tones can be a marvelous thing to play with. It sometimes is very easy as an artist to over-simplify things for the sake of brushwork or style. Light carries with it an infinite amount of color and intensity, sometimes it can be a challenge and a bit fun to try to see what it's showing us.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

"Cinderella's Ball" Daily Diaper #268



This is a bit of a throw-back for me. For a year and a half or so this "genre" of painting was my bread and butter. Objects stuck, taped or glued to a wall with something of a story behind it and yes every now and then I stuck my ugly mug in there for good measure. This little card (the first ball) came from my wife's grandfather . . . posthumously. As with most of his generation he kept everything. This was a sticker that was obviously a CrackerJack prize or something very similar. He kept a few dozen of these guys so I think I've got some reference to work from. The second ball is a simple Christmas ornament that I've been wanting to paint for a while now. It was a ball painting it . . . .hope it's one looking at it!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Daily Diaper #266 Torrit Nude #2

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Another in my Torrit Grey series. I guess I'll have to keep painting these till I run the tube out or I just get plain sick of doing them!