Monday, June 23, 2014

Small Gardenview Watercolor

Here's a step by step of a small watercolor made for a gift.

Friday, June 13, 2014

Little Italy

Last weekend I had an opportunity to paint out on the sidewalk of Mayfield Rd. in Little Italy during their art walk. It was a gorgeous day and a great time was had by all. Tara Siebel was nice enough to allow me to set up shop in front of her gallery at the intersection of Mayfield Rd. and Murray Hill. Here's some pics. I still have a little work to do on the painting, but I think it's a good start.

It may seem geeky to have an umbrella, but it's an absolute must if you want to paint outdoors in the sun. There is no way you can get accurate colors on your painting if the sun is blasting onto your painting surface. You'll end up taking it indoors and looking at all the transparent washes with must less light bouncing through them than if the sun is shining through them.

Saturday, June 7, 2014

A Couple of Florals

 Here are some floral paintings from last week.

Monday, May 26, 2014

Ohio City

Painted this past Saturday. The old Cooper School of Art was located here for a year.

Friday, April 25, 2014

The Matterhorn

Here's a demo from this past Wednesday's class based on a student's photo. It was a super complex photo and required a LOT of simplifying!

Monday, April 7, 2014

Greater Cleveland Drawing/Painting Groups

Here's a post concerning artistic fellowship.

Here in Cleveland we're blessed with a multitude of organizations that help us develop as artists. My own career was at a point where I was struggling with meaning and inspiration. When I discovered the Murray Hill Life Drawing Group a gong went off in my brain and my ability to capture the human figure took off. Both the experience of drawing from life and being exposed to inspiring artists (I'm talking to you Terry Orvis and Larry Zuzik) enabled my work to move up a notch or two.

These are some of the art / drawing / illustration groups available to those that are lucky enough to live in the Greater Cleveland Area

Dr. Sketchy Cleveland
NOIS (Northern Ohio Illustrators Society)
Ohio Watercolorists Society (just starting to learn about and appreciate)

I don't want to sound like a Pollyanna, but the Cleveland Area is ROBUST in all things artistic!!!

Sunday, March 16, 2014

A Couple More Note Sketches

Here's two more head studies done on my phone from freeze frames on my TV.