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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Tying her Shoe

11x14
oil on stretched canvas
here's another of several ballet paintings i've done lately- i took a few up to carmel midland last week...don't know why i'm so enthralled with ballet at the moment...taking me back to my childhood, i'm thinking...but i'm having a lot of fun.  i did a painting today that will be donated to our philharmonic.  they are having a big wine auction and gala next month and i'm doing a little painting of wine and grapes.  we'll see how it turns out...

Friday, January 27, 2012

Christian Watford...the shot!

20x16 oil on canvas
so this is the shot that beat kentucky! - i was really hoping to turn this into a poster ..and i may yet...but i found out that there are ncaa rules that prohibit anything like this while the student is still in school.  so i'll hang in the weeds...and wait...

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Tiny Dancers

18x24
oil on stretched canvas
here's one of the paintings i've been working on for the carmel midland gallery...little girls dressed up for ballet...fun!  i finally got to get some photos taken so i'll post more new stuff in the coming days.  i need to get back to my house - i've neglected it for a while!!!  but i'm having such fun painting my heart out!!!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

i've been working...

6x6 oil on panel
here's another georgia sea turtle...on it's way to the glynn art gallery on st. simons...they're having a fund raiser for the humane society and i hope to help out!...i have another one to post tomorrow.  plus...i'm trying to get some things done to replace some paintings sold in my carmel gallery - we're heading up there friday and it's work..work..work!  too dark today to photograph when i finished so i'll get at that tomorrow!..i'm kind of liking how things are going....

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

a georgia sea turtle

Georgia Sea Turtle #3
8x10 oil on stretched canvas
one of my galleries on st simons' island is holding a fund raiser.  i'm going to send down two sea turtle paintings and part of any sales will go to the humane society.  as i've mentioned, the sea turtle is revered on the island and i hope he'll bring some bucks for the cause!  i'll post the other one tomorrow! - half time of the IU-nebraska game - nervous...

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

four ten-minute pears

in this month's richard robinson challenge, we're to paint pears.  first a value study, then a full color study and finally a timed study.  you had to set a timer and STOP when it went off! - i love those kind of things - janet powers had a do that in her landscape workshop - only i was working quite a bit larger.  so in this post, the value study came first, then the full color and then the ten-minute dudes.  fun -

Saturday, January 14, 2012

"The Legend"

24x18
oil on stretched canvas

he was a good player, a great coach and now a fantastic espn color man and radio talk show host for the ages...so here's my homage to the growing legend that is Dan Dakich...it was 1984..it was atlanta...it was the sweet sixteen...it was north carolina...and it was the other legend...michael jordan!!!  we were in florida with our kids on spring break, listening to the game on the radio. we were not a bit surprised at his performance.  he was a very good defender.. kind of like dane fife would be in years to come...now i fudged this image a little bit - i put him a little closer to jordan than he actually was...just for fun...and if he'd played him this closely, he probably wouldn't have been as successful in "eating his lunch"  as people called it.  jordan may have blown by him... but he played off him a little bit...smart...and the rest is history...

Thursday, January 12, 2012

part of my "grand" project...

this is lila jane...and i'm sneaking up on her...not quite there yet but thought i'd post what i have so far.  i also tweaked greg's present a bit - darkened the shirt and worked on a few other things.
i think i'm done with this and plan to give it to him on saturday! - getting ready to send danny dakich his big surprise and as soon as i get it off i'll be able to post it here.  i had a lot of fun with it. tomorrow i'm hoping to get back to the christian watford "shot"...i'm having a lot of fun just at the moment....

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

for my son-in-law.....

this is what i worked on today...my son-in-law, greg, is having a birthday this weekend...i won't say which one...and i wanted to paint something for him...this is an image of greg and joe walking the beach in st. simons..something they love to do...i'm still in the tweaking mode but i'm liking it so far... back to christian tomorrow!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

a little more..

it's slow going but i am having fun!!...couldn't do a whole lot today - ventured back to tennis after a hamstring injury in november..it was really good to be out there but i'm not sure i was ready...hoping for the best!...and hoping to get a bit more done on this tomorrow!!

Monday, January 9, 2012

sneaking up....

getting closer...still have a long way to go but i am certainly having fun with this!!  yesterday i delivered lucy's birthday present and today i sent "the resurrection" to tom crean.  putting good vibes out in the universe!  and we beat penn state in happy valley yesterday and are now ranked in the top ten - what fun we are having!!!!

Saturday, January 7, 2012

lucy and her horse...

here's what i've been working on for my granddaughter...you can see a bit of the reference photo on the left...her birthday is tomorrow and she'll be a big seven year old!!...and she loves horses....

Friday, January 6, 2012

the "shot"...in progress...

this is the photograph taken by jamie owens (http://www.jscottphotography.com/) of christian's winning shot on december 10 to win by one point at the buzzer...what a moment!!!!  he gave me permission to do a painting from this image and i'll post it as i go along. 
here i've drawn it and am beginning to place some color...i usually like to fill the whole canvas when i begin - this keeps me from falling in love with any one area and give me a good base.  i had to get ready for the game and so ran out of time.  planning to get back at it today if i get my granddaughter's painting underway...she rides a horse and i'm planning a painting of the two of them for her birthday.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

the resurrection...

The Resurrection
24x36 oil on stretched canvas
so here's my homage to the kentucky win...one of them...it was an absolute sea of red in there and i'm trying to convey that in a very impressionistic way.  the place was wild and stayed that way for so long - it really felt like the resurrection of IU basketball!! - i'm working on a painting of christian's shot to beat kentucky at the buzzer.  i got permission from the photographer to do a painting and i thought i would document it as i go along.  i'll take a few pix tonight but then i must get ready for the game...  i'll post danny's tomorrow.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

i have some surprises...

it was too late when i finished up today to photograph anything...i've been working on an homage to the kentucky game on december 10th - it may look really crazy when i photograph it - lots and lots of RED!!!!...and then i am working on a big surprise for the legendary dan dakich...we've been following him since he was a student at IU...almost 30 years!!...and i am nearly finished with something i hope he'll enjoy!!...i'll be sure and take some pix in the morning...and then on to IU vs. michigan tomorrow night! - for the first time in a long, long while...we are excited about the hoosiers again!!!!!