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.


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.

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.