Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Tangled Sycamore

Here's a little colored pencil drawing I made recently. It is based on what I saw while hiking along a dry riverbed near Sedona. Even in a piece this small (4" x 6"), the laying down of multiple layers is very time consuming. This might explain why I haven't done many colored pencil drawings in recent years. Or, it might have something to do with the time I spent an entire day carefully laying down the initial layer of a large drawing, just to have the paper destroyed by my cat. Talk about a day totally wasted! It didn't deter me, however, and I started a new drawing the next day. (I've included a photo of the completed drawing titled "Entities," 30 inches wide) Either way, patience is a major ingredient of drawing with colored pencils.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Quiet Rain — SOLD

In this miniature oil, my goal was to create a rainy day atmosphere with light from the sun breaking through the clouds. The painting was awarded a 2nd place ribbon in the miniatures oil division of the Masterworks of New Mexico 2011 show, which runs through April 29. http://www.masterworksnm.org/

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Three Kinds of Light

I really enjoy the interplay of light — natural and man made — at dusk, with ground objects silhouetted against the sky. Street lights often make the background sky look greener and more intense. This miniature oil is on display at the Masterworks of New Mexico exhibit in Albuquerque through April 29, 2011.