Monday, February 25, 2013

Painting In The City Class

This past Saturday was the first day of painting in the city with my new class.

I had them start out with a 4 value study like this.

We'll work on the color this week in the studio. This is a study I did on Friday prior to the class.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Sunlight On A Wall

I had a new class begin this past Saturday, Painting In The City. So Friday I went out to do a quick little warm-up for the class. Not far from my home is this recently built house (still no landscaping) that is beautifully designed in an Italianate style. I'm generally not fond of such houses because they often miss the mark. Usually they are much too bombastic looking, tending to be more of a 1970's Faux Italian Miami look. But this house got it right. The proportions and perfect. Every time I drive by I think I need to paint it. My little version here, 6 x 8, reminds me of Edward Hopper's statement: "All I ever wanted to do was paint sunlight on a wall".

Monday, February 11, 2013

Homage to the Flu

Last week I came down with the worst sickness I've had in years.


I've not been getting out to paint much lately but the clouds this weekend beckoned me for a quick sketch.

To see some other paintings of clouds from this weekend, look at my friend Martin's paintings.