Thursday, June 25, 2009
Lilly wasn't quite clear on the purpose
of Yoga but willingly played along with
her good friend Walden.
this 8x10" print from the original
drawing by me is available for purchase
for just 15.00. contact me via e-mail at
or check out my Etsy store at:
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
In this case the painting was a comission
with very specific elements that the person
wanted included. That's why the drawing is
this detailed. Just a light sketch with a regular
#2 pencil. The paper is 140 lb. cold pressed.
Since I'm putting lots of flowers in the
scene I'll do them first so they'll stand
Now comes the laborious chore of 'negative'
painting the background in and sparing out
the flowers, although you don't need to be
super careful. Don't use a small brush!
I also block in basic colors for the
foreground, the palm tree and the background
Now I've added the hill in the middle distance
and the vineyard. It's the Napa Valley...you've
got to have a vineyard!
beginning to add darker values and you
can see the child emerging and I've also
finished the palm tree and blocked in the
basic color for the tree on the left.
added the darker value to tree on the left
as well as some branch detail and just
some refining of some of the plants. Don't
feel like you have to make every square inch
detailed though. I know some of you are
saying, "Too late for you to take your own
Just fill in the child and the hot air baloons
and we're finished. I even topped this one off
with a few opaque spatters in the garden to
suggest more flowers.
Monday, June 15, 2009
This is a set I did over the last few days for The
Wizard of Oz play upcoming that will be performed by
Broadway Bound Kids, a children's theater group based
in Sonoma, Ca.
It is set up here at Cline Winery outside Sonoma as the
backdrop for a memorial service held Saturday for Bobby,
a 5 year old cast member who was killed when a tree fell
on the car he was riding in. His father was critically
injured and his mom and his young best friend Elaine
escaped serious injury.
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
The well-known "Love" passage
from 1st Corinthians, chapter 13
in the Holy Bible, transformed
into this colorful print from my
original mixed media rendering.
Print will measure approximately
8 x 10", printed on either matte
or high gloss finish paper with a
white border to leave room for
framing. It is available by e-mailing
me or by visiting my Etsy store at