8”X11” Graphite on Paper. I named this one ‘Dancing through Fire’. I started it while listening to the lyrics of a song I heard on the radio earlier that day. It was a pop song about self-empowerment, but the visual image of a dancer dancing amidst flames ignited my imagination and I grabbed my sketchbook and […]
Brown Pastel Pencil on Paper. I drew this from a model focusing on simplifying the values first and tending to structure second. About 1 hour drawing time.
This drawing describes how I feel in many instances in life, observing the world. And while it is not a religious declaration, I couldn’t help but notice the extreme similarity to a prayer. It is not a call to a creator or a plea of any kind, but it is a dedication of the self […]
I started this painting a couple of weeks ago and ended up discarding it. I set up this still life arrangement and sat down to paint from observation as a change of pace from the other pieces I’m working on which are largely imaginative and require a lot of interpolation. Painting from observation was fun, […]
I had a few goals in painting this one: The first goal was to find the right color relationships to create a sense of glow in the study. I emphasized and added harmonies from the reference photo. the second goal was to try to stick strictly to flat shapes rather than form, and see how […]
This study is part of a series of preparations for a large painting that combines landscape and a figure.
This was my first digital painting on my iPad, done in Procreate using an iPad Pro and an Apple pencil
Confidently, she marches on over the field of artichokes over which she rules. Digital Drawing. Created on an iPad Pro + an Apple pencil with ProCreate