Welcome! This blog began as an assignment in a digital art class. That was in 2008. I decided to keep it going as my art journal. It is fascinating for me to see how a painting develops, so this is where I post my painting progressions and exciting new things I find on creative blogs and websites. I hope you will learn along with me about painting, drawing and all kinds of art.


First painting on panel

This is my first photo of a portrait study of our model Alex, using oil paint on panel. He posed for three sessions. Interesting to paint on "wood" panel, it is kind of slick with the first coat.

This is the finished piece and i
pretty much like the way it turned


Finished Lamby

This is the finished painting....to see from the beginning go down the blog. Wish i knew more about how to work this blog!

After sky - 3

After sky - 2

Here is the second stage.

Assignment after sky

To learn more about mixing oils and painting texture, we were to bring in a stuffed animal to include in a still life, or however you wanted to paint it. i chose my "lamby" from childhood. She got her tonsils out when i did. Here is the first step in that painting....got the shadows in and color on the canvas.