Sunday, April 26, 2009

Companion to Diana

I have been following the "Differnt Stroke From Different Folks" which is a bi-weekly challenge for any artist who wants to participate. A subject photo is posted every other Wednesday and each artist can do their interpretation of it and email it to be posted. It was started by one of my favorite artist, Karen Jurick. She posted the first photo the week of September 3rd, 2008 and there were 55 participants for the first challenge. Of course the number of participants has grown since then. This is week 27-28 and I decided to take a few hours off from sculpting (I am very behind with a portrait commission) and try my hand at this. I do hope that my painting will be accepted. I would like to be able to participate again in the next challenges. Anyway, here is my little painting of Diana's Companion done in oil on a canvas pad.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Where has the time gone?

I did not realize that it has been over two months since I last posted a painting. I am so far behind with a couple of sculpture commissions that painting has had to take a back seat. And I am sorry to say that the sculptures are still not completed to my satisfaction as of yet. I hope to have one of them ready for approval within the next two days. As it is, all of the paintings I have been posting the past several months have been the progress of my painting students and not much of my own personal work. When I do get caught up on sculptures I will be spending time doing small paintings to help get me back into the groove again.

I also plan to participate in the "Different Strokes for Different Folks" painting challenge that Karen Jurick started several months ago. I have been following that blog from the very first painting everyone did from the first photo (which was of Karen's dog, Jack, who has passed on). I absolutely love seeing all of the different inturpretations that come about from the photo. There are still a few days before the deadline of the current challenge and I may steal a few hours and do a small painting to submit too. It just looks like so much fun to participate in. I will be entering as many of these challenges as I can when I do get my work load under control.

Anyway, here is a picture of one of my past paintings. I hope you enjoy seeing it.