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.



Skull Drawing

Since I am studying the figure and we have such a nice skeleton in our studio, I am beginning with the skull. Pastel pencil on black Canson paper. 9 x 9".




Working on drawing hands, so will add a few of those during these next few posts. We have a great model.


After Muybridge

I am interested in the moving figure and this. Pencil image above is from Muybridge's The Human Figure in Motion, plate 103, top, Woman Running. I sketched every other plate out of 8.
This sketch took several days.


Watercolor Pencil

This photo is a little blue. I used a photo from a magazine as a reference and the watercolor pencils were really fun.


Finished Venus

Here is my finished Venus of Willendorf. I measured and it is 24 x 30", so quite a good size! Consider that the original sculpted figure is about 4.25" tall... Thanks to Jane (Terzis) I used a 2" brush and "got messy".

Oil on panel.


Venus of Willendorf

Sketch done a couple of years ago.

Initial paint applied several days ago. This is oil on panel, approx 24 x 30".

Worked on this over the weekend ... almost finished.