Goodbye Summer

I took the pose from a photograph on the Internet.  However it is heavily re-interpreted and the girls face could not be discerned in the original photograph, so I created her face from my imagination.  

… And so it begins…

The best poses are not posed, and this couple delivered.  This is from a video, where this scene was merely a second or two long, so I had to be fast with my fingers to pause this scene.  I have changed the background quite a bit,  except for the couple and the single dirt road.

…And so it begins…

The Red Umbrella

Oil on Linen Panel, 6″x6″

The Red Umbrella

The Red Umbrella

The Umbrella tells a story of longing. The Umbrella is left unfurled, it is not leaning against the wall,… just thrown on the ground.  Maybe the umbrella is hers, the color gives it away…

The Dallas Arboretum

I have been planning to paint this statue for a while at the Dallas Arboretum.  Finally got around to it. Oil on Linen Panel, size 6″x8″.

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I have started doing value sketches, before starting a painting. I highly recommend it, to get a feel for color notes.  They don’t have to be perfect, just quick and dirty to get a feel for what you are going to do.  Here is one for the above painting.

value sketch

value sketch