Completed this one today. 2' x 3'. Oils on board. Sleeping child 3.
I started out with umber to sketch out the form.
Then I completed the blue blanket while the brown was still a little damp.
The afghan beneath is scrappy with board showing through. It contrasts well with the smooth blanket.
Back to inks again. Finished the Ducks in the summer. Time for something fairly quick again and since I gave up my collage materials, inks it is. Hoping that going back to the type of work I did in college to get new ideas.
This started as a quick sketch months ago in a sketch book. Resurrected and polished up in about an hour. She was fun to make. May daughter thinks it's her, but she just looks like a random girl to me.
Children at creek. Oil painting completed over a few weeks combining graphic elements and more realistic figurative imagery. The tree in the center of the piece is such a presence and has such fleshy texture that it almost become one of the primary figures of the piece.
Portrait of daughter in oil paint. Worked from a photograph as children move too much. Started with an underpainting in burnt sienna.
Next session I added other colors to bring the blood into her face. The third session was devoted to intensifying the shadows and fixing her eyes- which were applied at the wring angle initially. More work needs to be done on making her less pale, tightening the shirt and doing other detail work.
Fine artist and illustrator trained in Philadelphia and living in northern Virginia, specializing in oil painting, collage, drawing and hand-made books.