Posts Tagged ‘Art’


New Drawing: Portrait of Roshida

September 21, 2019

A new drawing here to show you. This is a new friend, Roshida. It’s made with a charcoal pencil on 8.5 x 11″ paper.


New Sketch: St Mary’s -Temple, TX

September 8, 2019

I believe I mentioned recently that I’m looking to move to new digs, and one area is up around Temple, TX. I was waiting to meet my realtor a few days ago to view some homes. He was running late, so I walked down to a nearby church and decided to bide my time sketching. I liked all the broad contrasting lines it had.


Painting Final: Abel’s Cafe

August 30, 2019

I had finished this a few days ago, but couldn’t get time to photograph it until today. I added the wires up top, colored the side of the road, and touched up a few things. I wanted to try and keep this loose and sketchy.

On a personal note, I’m getting more interruptions lately as I’m in the process of moving to a new home, or will be as soon as I find it. Hunting for the right spot is time consuming, but making sure it has a good studio space is most important. Hopefully, I’ll nail down something soon.


Painting Update: Abel’s Cafe

August 19, 2019
Oil painting truck on country road

Here’s the latest on the new painting. I had planned the color tone to be a monochromatic red violet, but went with a more colorful approach instead. I’m keeping the layers thin at this point (casein and oil,) and concentrating on base colors. It’s mostly there, just a little sharpening up and details to add.


New Painting: Abel’s Cafe

August 11, 2019

I’m back! Did you miss me? I had to go back and touch up a few things at my temp job, and then later some personal things started to catch fire. However, things have calmed down a bit, so I grabbed some oils paints and started this one before something new interfered.

truck passing by on a farm road

This comes from a picture I snapped with my phone coming out of a truck stop cafe I stopped at for breakfast to get to that job. The sun was coming up bright over the trees in a way I wanted to save for later.

I’m using a sort of burnt sienna mixed with chrome oxide green oils that have be thinned with diluted casein medium. This color is a neutral complement of the red violet over all color I intend for this painting to have, but really serves more for values at this point. I have the photo showing in my small digital monitor as a reference. This was all just roughly sketched in with paint.


New Sketches: Applying Eye Makeup

July 7, 2019

I sat in a local cafe yesterday watching this young woman applying makeup to her eyes. She had an interesting technique for the mascara, that I imagine isn’t unique, but one I’d never seen before. She held the brush steady, and blinked her lashes across it.


New Drawing: Monique’s Feet

June 27, 2019
drawing of woman holding her knees

Past time to show a new drawing. Here’s the latest of my friend, Monique. She said she was always teased about her big feet, but I think they’re awesome.