Sunday, June 4, 2017

Study of a Friend

Portrait study for a painting (detail) 
Conte crayon, chalk and stump on kraft paper.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Teaching Through Demonstration (Seattle Atelier)

I teach through demonstration, while explaining. Today's a good day to prime over old panels with demos on them for re-use. There are so many but here are a few before they get covered over, (most have a few other in-class paintings below them already). Done from life, painted quickly and most of my students were beginners so they cover basics like : an alla prima Manet in grisaille in 5 values, an underpainting technique/block-in for a portrait class, a sight-size still life in grisaille and a sight size view out of the classroom window on a rainy day.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

We've been together since way back when...

Tiny cityscape in the rain day #2, (w/ colors saved from yesterday). Can only do about 90 minutes per day at each location. Favorite palette of 25 years. 

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Tree Study 4/16/2017

SeattleTree Study II, oil on panel, 4x8 "
Painted on site, 18th and Cherry, Seattle. 

Friday, April 14, 2017

West of Seattle

3 1/2 x 8 inch pochade study, painted from life with handheld box, on the beach, in West Seattle.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Things are Rolling Along.

This allows me to paint wherever I want in Seattle. Everything rolls along, effortlessly, by my side. Chair, umbrella, box, easel, other tools. I love it. It's out there, on the street, every day, rain or shine. 

Monday, April 10, 2017

Pochade Bliss

I like going to this area, it's at the corner of Pike and Melrose in Seattle, in a parking lot overlooking I5, with my pochade to paint. This was done on a recent rainy day, a single morning's effort, and I'll be returning on the next rainy day to finish it.
"Gray Day, Radio Towers, Seattle"
April, 2017
6x8 inches
oil on cardboard