Vintage Plane Painting

Today I began work on a new painting, several weeks ago i purchased an antique toy plane, I’ve been wanting to get to the painting and today I did the block-in.  I think I’ll continue to paint the sky with clouds so there is a feeling that  the plane is...

re-worked an old painting

  AS you can see the first painting is darker and retains the pattern of the blue and white vase, in the repainting of this i left out the pattern of the vase and added vibrant color to the leaves and made  the petunias more nebulous.  When I look at the first...

Portrait and Sketching

In the past several months I went to sketch class and worked on these drawings.  The gentleman has great presence and is an excellent model.  He’s modeled for David Kassan’s first ipad sketch. Working on Still life painting did not give me enough time to...

My Art Show

I had an art show on June 14 2012 in New Canaan CT.  Everyone enjoyed the drinks, food , and talking about art.  Collectors were happy to acquire new paintings.  I sold 12 paintings and am so glad that they have a happy home.  I’m grateful for the love and...

Journey on a toy train

I’ve been working on this antique toy train since the beginning of  the year Jan. 2012, it keeps going through different phases, I will keep posting till I finish painting....

cast drawing

The drawing is slow, but I think I have more comprehension now about the process. I’m learning to handle the pencil with a lighter touch and being extremely cautious in taking out the dark dots with my eraser. One dot at a time and then that space needs to...

new painting /dec 30, 2011

I started out with a gorgeous coral rose which died by the time  I got back to finishing this study, which was about 2 months later, so I ended up with 2 yellow roses. The point is to quickly get in your flowers as they are not...

Cast drawing

December 18, 2011 I made a huge mistake this week by re-doing my  flat shadow darker. I learned a BIG LESSON ;  NEVER RE-DRAW YOUR FLAT SHADOW ONCE IT IS THE CORRECT VALUE AS you want to keep your flat shadows in the same value.  I thought that by making the flat...