Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Look Through Any Window...


I have always been a little frightened of acrylics.  
They are STRONG in color and different to handle, compared with watercolors.
With watercolors, I paint fairly photo-realistically.
With acrylics, I decided to let it all hang out.
In LOOK THROUGH ANY WINDOW, I did just that. 

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Lady With Umbrella


I drew this image on an old envelope.  
She had her hair knotted tightly, wore a traditional Thai dress, and carried her umbrella 
for shade from the sun.  
The stamp and address add a little mystery to the image.

TOUCHDOWN !!


This young fellow is the grandson of my dear friend, Annie Bickley.
Emmet is a fine athlete even at an early age.
He loves to run through the grass, seriously looking for the goal line.
GO EMMET!

Monday, October 14, 2013

Chinese painting with Lian Quan Zhen



I took a painting class with Lian Quan Zhen.  
He was wonderful.  Great artist and super sense of humor.  
I generally cannot STAND painting flowers and focus most of my attention on people and animals.
This work was done with Chinese brushes and colors on rice paper.