28 December, 2008
Another Riverwalk scene. This is a restaurant on the river with the diners by the river and the restaurant backlighting the scene. Jim had trouble figuring out what it depicted but I thought it was clear. Do you see the scene as I do or does it need more work? It is small. Just 5"x7".
21 December, 2008
Here are two more Riverwalk at night paintings. I am in the happy position of running out of Riverwalk paintings as they are selling well at the River Art Group Gallery in La Villita. Am trying to get a few ahead so will do probably 3 or 4 more in this series. Looking forward to the New Year. I will be taking a workshop in Fredricksberg from an artist named Carolyn Anderson who I have long admired. Also will be having my one woman show at the Blue Star Brewery in the Blue Star Arts Complex the entire month of January. On Jan 20 we will be having a birthday bash for my significant other, Jim Mahaffey, at the Brewery. At 800pm the San Antonio Jazz Orchestra will play big band music written and/or arranged by Jim. We will have ice cream and cake and view the art work. Should be a great evening and you are all invited!
15 December, 2008
This is a classic Riverwalk scene with the umbrellas all in a row. Hopefully the night time view is a little different. I sure am enjoying the reflective effects and the dramatic lights and darks. It is helping me to be more bold with my colors. Each painting is a lesson and a teacher in itself.
11 December, 2008
07 December, 2008
Back from Albuquerque and just finished up this portrait in pencil. I am trying a softer focus technique that I am liking alot. It is a looser approach and as I am trying to loosen up in my painting, the drawing is following suit. This one is due back in Albuquerque for Xmas. My portraits in pencil are $250.00 per face. I have done up to six people on one board as a family portrait. I just need a clear photo to work from. You can email me the photo as an attachment and I will print it out.
The painting is a new one in the Blue Star Brewery series. I call this one "Salt and Pepper". Have to stop doing the Brewery paintings until I paint some new Riverwalk works. My small Riverwalk paintings have been selling well at the River Art Group Gallery and I need to do some more!
PS- If you click on the portrait it will enlarge and you can see my pencil technique much more clearly.