December 29, 2008

Little Diva

Acrylic on Postcard

This is a quick copy of a larger painting I did this past Spring.  Again, aiming to keep it small and quick, using just one brush.  I think it has more energy and immediacy than the big plein air study I'd done earlier. 

I'm officially all caught up now. No new paintings since the move, the holidays and lots of other work. Excuses, excuses, excuses.

I'll be back in full swing, soon.

December 21, 2008

The Red Book

Acrylic on Postcard

Another quick study for a postcard.  Nice n loose and not too fussy. I wish I could bring these qualities to my regular stuff. We'll see.

December 17, 2008

Happy Mac

Acrylic on Postcard

Moving apartments has thrown things into disarray, so I'm going small. Here's the first of a few postcard sized sketches on, well, postcards. I'd actually done a sketch of this 11x14, but pretty much wanted to throw it out the window, literally. 

After taking a breather, I decided to tackle it again, only faster and smaller, and without "trying" so hard. Worked much better. Maybe because I'd already worked out what wasn't working, but there's something about a small canvas and using only one size brush that seemed freer and more immediate.

December 14, 2008

Kitchen Lamp

Acrylic on Canvas Paper

A quick study of my old kitchen lamp and it's effect on the wall.

December 8, 2008

Empty Pitcher

Acrylic on Canvas Paper

Not half full, not half empty. Just plain ol' empty. A quick study of the type I usually sketch in charcoal. Turned out to be a lot more complicated in color, as I'm learning.