Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Cold Work in Progress

Still trying to figure out the best way to video a painting in progress.

Cold Work

Finished painting "Cold Work". This is a painting from a photo I took of a guy working down in the street outside of my office window.

(5"x7" oil on panel)

Monday, January 05, 2009

Street Life (finished)

Finished, except for the signature, and the notes on the back. Often I write notes on the back of paintings. So, when it dries a little more, I'll sign and note it. (I spent approx. 20 more minutes on it tonight.)

Sunday, January 04, 2009

Street Life

Okay. I've caught up with last year's painting total. I painted this today, actually yesterday, since it's 1:30 am as I write this. I decided to film this painting. After viewing this, I wish I had realized my head would be popping into the screen so much. I would have combed my hair after my mid-afternoon nap. Ha!
I painted this from a photo I took of a guy warming up in the Canticle Cafe, on the corner of Liberty and Vine, in the Over-the-Rhine neighborhood of Cincinnati. It's a 5"x7" oil on panel. I'm going to work on it a little more tomorrow (or should I say today?). My tape was one hour, so I quit painting when the recording stopped. I think I'll need still 30 minutes or so to bring the painting to a finish.
So here's a much edited version of the video.

Thursday, January 01, 2009

I'm Back

(Block-in of T-Blue)

It's been awhile, but I'm back. In 2008 I painted a total of 2 paintings. The sad thing is, I can only remember what one of the paintings was. All day I've tried to remember what the second painting was. Oh well. I'm not planning to post a daily painting, but I am planning to paint daily or as close to that as I am able in 2009.

Today I did a head study of a young man who worked in the book department of the company where I work. His name is Tyler Blue. Below is the completed head study. (After taking photos, I suddenly remembered how much I hate photographing wet paintings. Glare after glare after glare. UGH! With this in mind, I may not be posting many paintings. It actually me longer to take the photos and post this than it did to paint the painting.)

P.S. another New Year's resolution is to not complain so much.