Sunday, November 30, 2014

Another Round of Quick Wave Studies

I promised some of you I would do this one more time this year. Here they are!

  Five Wave Studies, between and hour and a half and two hours each.

 This one is really tiny, a 4 x 6, but I'm pretty happy with it. Smaller is easier with a short study.

Wave 4 is a 6 x 6

"Wave V" is definitely my favorite of this batch. Limiting your time is a great exercise but you never know what you are going to get.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!!

A Few J.C. Leyendecker's to celebrate the holiday...

I included this one because of the unfinished areas. I love seeing a work in progress from my favorite painters.

It wouldn't be Thanksgiving without a few traditions. Some people watch the parade, Planes, Trains, and Automobiles, Football, and of course, A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving. I remember for a while, when I was a kid getting mad, really mad, at Charlie Brown for trying to kick the damn football every year, and never learning. I thought, it's insane, he falls for it every time. Bugs Bunny would never do that. I have been saying for years that part of getting through life is trying to be more like Bugs Bunny, and less like Charlie Brown. Just a few years ago I realized how true the football story really is. We all have a football we are trying to kick, and too often someone pulls it away from us. Although now I realize how important it is to never give up trying to kick that football, I still wonder if Charlie Brown ever has to fight the urge of kicking Lucy instead...and I think, What would Bugs Bunny do?

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

A Free 3-Day Demo, Upcoming Appearances, and Comic Con's

I will be painting live at Barker Animation Art Gallery the Weekend of  December 5 - 7!
I will painting from 1pm on Friday, December 5. This will be a demo on how to draw a still life.
From 10 am on Sat and Sun.
The subject will be a statue of Pinocchio and Jiminy Cricket.
A great chance to watch a three day demo!

The following week December 13 & 14th I will be a Special Guest Artist at  Ultracon of South Florida!

And in February... Comic Con Cleveland!

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Wave Demo In Palm City Process Shots

Hello Folks!

Last Wednesday I did a one hour Demo for the Palm City Art Associates in Palm City, Florida.
I love doing demos, and I think this one went particularly well. Seemed like everyone had a great time including me! Here are a few process shots and the demo below.

 I brought a finished painting with me and just demonstrated how I begin them.

 The size is 30 x 20 making it the largest demo I have ever painted.

  I was actually impressed with how far I took it in one hour. Doing a large wave in that much time is not easy.

A shot of the crowd. I'm told there were around seventy five people present.

Above is a shot of the Demo (to the left) and the finished Wave painting (to the right).
30 x 20 Oil on Canvas

Although the finished Demo is not complete enough to send to one of the galleries, I liked it to much to wipe it away. I will be putting it up for auction on Ebay at 10pm tonight starting at $100.00
The finished one will be going to one of the galleries and will retail for $6,500.00.