Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Mafficking on the River

At a fundraiser this evening for the Multnomah Arts Center Association, six of the guests sat on the pontoon boat long enough for me to put them in the painting. Thanks to Bill and Marge for a beautiful evening on the river!
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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Progress of a Painting

Here are two stages of a painting I'm working on for the October show at the Glenn & Viola Walters Cultural Arts Center in Hillsboro. I'm working from a snapshot I took without time to properly frame the picture, so I've cropped it and reorganized things a bit. There's still quite a way to go on this.
This painting is 30 x 32 inches

New Additions to the Sophie Series

These oil studies on acrylic-coated Bogus Sketch paper are from last Saturday's Open Life Session at the Multnomah Arts Center. Sophie has modeled for me so much that I could have a show of paintings & drawings of just her.

Another way to treat paper so that you can oil paint on it is to give it a coat of hardware-store-variety shellac. It doesn't warp the paper like the acrylic matte medium does.

Those clips in the corners are clothespins holding the paper to the venetian blinds.