Monday, September 29, 2014

Shoe Repair - watercolor

watercolor, 2014
original available, 11"x15" $200

A scene in downtown Salisbury, NC I drive by every time I go through to my daughter's school.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Lexington 55 #1 - gouache

gouache, 2014
original available, 8"x10" $150

This is rusty beauty doesn't appear to have moved since 1993-94, the last year it had a state inspection. I see it parked in a small lot just off the highway every time I drive to Salisbury to visit, pick up, or deliver my daughter to college. After passing it for more than two years I finally stopped and shot some reference photos. This is only the first of many paintings I expect to get out of this one.

Monday, September 22, 2014

The Brother - charcoal

charcoal, 2014
original available, 8"x10" $100

Classic Horror #8

I'm not sure about this one. It might be re-done. I'm not very happy with Johnny's eyes. Maybe it's just me. Some pieces have to grow on me.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Monday, September 15, 2014

The Son - charcoal

charcoal, 2014
original available, 8"x10" $100
prints and gifts also available

Classic Horror #7

After more than 30 years of charcoal I actually learned something new on this one - shading with a kneaded eraser. I don't mean selectively erasing; of course, that's the main function of a kneaded eraser. But, I found that I can lightly rub the eraser over areas of charcoal shading like that on the nose above and lighten the intensity of the charcoal without changing its texture nearly as much as would a tortillon, chamois or finger. Cool!

Gothenburg - watercolor + ink

mixed, 2014
original available, 9"x12" on handmade paper $100

This is a sketch for this month's Virtual Paintout blog. I thought I'd try something loose and wet this time. I added a touch of ink in to define some lines.

Monday, September 1, 2014