Tuesday, October 26, 2010

I'm not dead yet!

Despite my lack of posts lately, I have not in fact fallen down a well or been trapped in a cave by a rabid bear. Illustration has been keeping me busy lately as well as some changes in our family schedule (kids' soccer games/practice, etc). My mom has been doing some really neat color/mood studies lately (see 1 and 2) that have been giving me some ideas. So, apologies for the lack of posts lately. I should be back to posting more, interesting paintings soon enough.

Have a happy and safe Halloween! I'll be out this Sunday night with my ten year-old vampire masquerade dancer (an interesting twist she came up with), my eight year-old zombie soccer goalie (another fun twist), and my nearly two year-old...something-or-other. We haven't yet decided what to do with her yet, but I'm sure it'll come to us. Eventually. ;)

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Checking Eyelids For Leaks

Checking Eyelids for Leaks
5 x 7 oil on panel

I started this one as a quick, 15-minute speed study in Westcliffe, CO and finished it up back in the studio. I love how blue her face was with some subtle warms below and above the eye.

This piece is also the first for today's commencement of a new "75 for 75" project; at least one painting, every day, for a month. Hard work, but always an exciting challenge, starts today!