topiary cats

topiary cats

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Gnarly Carrots

A quick study, about an hour and a half. Tomorrow the carrots and onion get cooked with lentils.

8x10
oil on panel

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Lady M Grisaille

This is from the August project over in the oils forum at Wet Canvas. When I started I chose to do a grisaille (tonal underpainting) and glaze the color over.

The underpainting took more than 30 hours and I am sick of looking at it. All that work and she looks strung out on too much absinthe. Hopefully when I start the color layers I'll get my interest back and it won't be the awful greueling work it turned into.

By the way you can blame Lady M for my lack of participation in Cactus Monday.

Lady Maxwell (after William Bouguereau)
16x20
Oil on panel

Monday, September 07, 2009

Deux Soeurs

Deux Soeurs (Two sisters)
A little study after Bouguereau...the September MIO over at WetCanvas.
8x10
Oil on Panel

Saturday, September 05, 2009

Back Home

I got home late Wednesday night after visiting my father for a week. Had a really nice time. His house is in a very woodsy area, so I packed my pochade box and went out painting. I got 2 paintings done but the second needs some touch up work and I haven't photographed it yet.

I added a cat peeking out from behind a tree to this one, but don't have a photo of the changes.

Woods in North Carolina
9x12
Oil on panel