Corn and Sunflowers oil on canvas 34 by 20
The blue cloth is a sari I bought in Inda. Everytime I see this painting I think about the book of The Count of Monticristo that I was listening to when I was painting. This was the first still life I did in a long time. I want to do more of them this year and try not to over work them. I want the lessons I've learn from doing the short figure paintings to transfer to my longer works.
This is a mother and child from India, titled Yellow Hat oil on canvas 24 by 18. I love to paint young and old faces in the same painting and I especially like it when kids are dressed up in quirky hats. He looks a little like a daffodil, so cute.
This was a comission from a fellow artist which made it more stressful for me to finish, knowing that artists I respected were going to see this. I worked from their photo which I never do so I dealt with a double lighting and a little distortion from the camera lense. This boy is so beautiful, his long eyelashes and curly hair were so fun to draw, I didn't want it to come out too sweet, it was impossible not to make him look like an angel. Pastel on Rives paper
Amy in White 22 by 16 charcoal on watercolor board
I used water and charcoal dust in the back with a brush.
Lunchtime oil on Museum board 15 by 20
These children were sitting in front of a church in Lima, Peru.
seated Nude charcoal on rives paper 30 by 22
I used water and charcoal dust with a brush to make my darks
Spanish Dancer pastel on rives paper 20 by 18
She worked as a flamenco dancer at a famous restaurant in Florida. I loved the dramatic lighting on her face, although it hard to know how much to do since she had fake eyelashes on and dark red lipstick. It is hard for me to paint or draw someone that has a lot of makeup on.