Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Fun, little 9"x 12" commissioned oil painting I completed last month.  The cabin is somewhere in the mountains near Mathias, WV.  I went up and photographed the cabin one evening right before the sun began to set.  There were no sheep or mountains in the background, so I added those at the request of the client.  Good to do a landscape again.  I haven't painted one in a while.  A great exercise in loosening up and letting go, letting the organic nature of the shapes take away some of the control.  Feels great using bigger brushes for a change as well.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Art Lotto Portrait

A blog post is well over due so I'll try to include some back payments in the coming weeks.  Things happen in life and suddenly you run out of time.  Also, sometimes you just can't post certain work.  

Heres a portrait of fellow artist, Kurt Rosenberger, I did for a collaborative "Art Lotto" in which 40 odd artists from the community and abroad drew names out of an old Bingo ball tumbler.  The artist drawing a name then created a portrait in his or her selected medium of the artist they randomly drew to be revealed in a joint show three months down the road.  Everyone created one portrait and had a portrait created of them.  The beautiful brain child of Brandy Somers and Denise Kanter Allen. 

I was lucky to draw my good buddy Kurt's name.  Props to his patience and shoulder endurance while photographing him for this 9"x 14" oil painting.