Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Pink PJ's and a Good Book by Frances Kuta

I love how this little 5" x 7" sketch turned out. I think I need to paint fairies or dragons on the pages of her book. Children are impossible to paint in a pose...so if they can be captured in good light with a photograph it makes for a good painting.

Monday, July 26, 2010


Originally this painting didn't turn out as planned..but now I like it. The setting is down the hall from my studio...over in my buddy Michelle's light and airy studio. I like the way it looks just sitting on the easel.

Cody by Frances Kuta

This model was so sweet. She had extensions in her hair with little blue beads. She'd brought her puppy with her that day. Next time I'll paint the little pup in there too.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

The General

I finally finished "The General".

Wow...my painting made the top 15% competition in FASO

FAV 15%


June 2010

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Gabe again

Here is another portrait of Gabriel. This is just a portion of it...i'm still finalizing some of it...but I love this proud stance he took.

Blue Silk Kimono

Nicole in blue silk.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Portrait of Gabriel

Gabe is a yoga teacher and chef extraordinaire. I love the way this painting turned out. Gabe truly has a quiet peace and energy about him.

Early a.m. at Indian Creek

Desperate for some sun to bake our bones...Dave and I found a neat little place to stay called Indian Creek Lodge just outside of Weaverville. Looking around for something to paint I saw this broken fence and shed. The morning sun is warm and nice there. I was in heaven, just sitting there painting. The blue backdrop of the tree covered mountains was breathtaking.