Monday, May 10, 2010

Well, That's Over

The idea of completing a small painting everyday ended almost before it began. Why? Because a series of really large paintings has taken up residence in my brain, and they're clamoring to get out. (Let's hope that don't hire that angry gnome that occasionally hides behind one or the other of my eyeballs, doing something annoying with a jackhammer.)

But, just to prove that I am still painting every day, I'll be posting studies and sketches along the way. And it's going to rain most of the week, so I'll have no good reason to be outside playing instead of inside, painting.

What to expect? Something in between fantasy and surrealism (Magritte surrealism, not Dali surrealism.) Stay tuned - I'll try and post a sketch or a study today.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Beak Envy

Beak Envy
watercolor on archival paper
Bid for this painting on eBay.

Sunday, May 2, 2010


5"x6". Watercolor on archival paper

The actual colors on this one are a bit deeper, but got washed out in the scan. Can't figure out how to fix it in Photoshop without blurring the detail.

Click here to bid on eBay.

Saturday, May 1, 2010


I tried to do a daily painting today - instead, we have the beginning of a painting.

While the day started well, the afternoon went to hell, and that carried over into evening. It was 9 o'clock before I actually got started.

I'm learning that, while I envy the people who can enjoy painting a flower or a piece of fruit, I get bored easily. I enjoy work that is a little more narrative. This WIP is actually not a drawing - I painted the details with a tiny brush in black acrylic. Tomorrow I'll add some color, and then let you see how it goes.

I'm also going to try listing these on ebay, as I'm not sure anyone is actually reading this blog at the moment, after my long hiatus.