Painting done with my student in Saguaro Nat’l Park (west).
Portrait in progress, shown in frame.
I will be offering a new six week class in portrait, figure, focusing on color and composition beginning Saturday 4/24/10. Classes are from 9am to noon on Saturdays. The class fee is $200 for the six weeks. For more information and a materials list email me.
Portrait in progress. Here I am beginning to add color. You may view more details by clicking on the headline of each blog entry.
“The Apache” 12″x 16″, oil on canvas, original and giclee prints available for purchase. Original for $2400. Giclee print for $150 unframed, $300 framed.
Photos are of my students. We meet in my studio weekly. I conduct painting classes two mornings a week in my studio. Monday and Tuesday mornings from 9am to noon. As well as Monday evenings from 6-9pm. Portrait, figure, still life, landscape, are covered with emphasizing color and composition.
For more information on classes, please email or call (520) 624-7419.
Although I love painting portraits in the studio, I get a sense of freedom and communing with nature when I am out of doors painting. To me the elements of nature play an important part in the development of the painting and the freshness and spontaneity that the work takes on. I love the sounds of birds and other animals, the wind rustling through trees, the movement of light and shadows as the clouds pass by or on a cloudless day just the changing shadows and color as the sun moves across the sky. Sometimes there is a lighting effect, ie..shadow, highlight etc. that appears that wasn’t there earlier and I feel it adds to the composition or interest of the painting.