Sunday, July 24, 2011

Oueen of the Night is Finished

This painting has reached the point that I call finished.  I will now put it away for a while and let it rest.
In a couple of weeks, I will look at it again and make the adjustments that can only be properly  made with fresh eyes.  Below is my value check. 

Values look pretty good, so the adjustments will probably be minor; things that only I will notice.  This has taken me quite a long time, definitely longer than I usually like to spend.  I am now off for a much needed vacation.  I will return with a bag full of pencils (can't buy open stock Prismacolors here), and hopefully renewed energy and inspiration.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Baja Dog "Chico"

 8 X 10 1/2 inches Prismacolors on white Stonehenge

This is Chico, one of my two boys.  Chico is a typical Mexican street dog.   He came to us ten years ago and he is absolute love.  He is allowing me to use his portrait to fill in a gap in my postings.  The past two weeks have been spent painting the studio/bedroom, instead of painting on paper. However, today I am putting everything back in place.  Hopefully, I will get back to the drawing board soon.  Thank all of you who have continued to visit despite my lapse in postings.