Friday, November 20, 2009

Workshop with Jeremy Lipking

8x10 oil on panel

Here's my painting from a Jeremy Lipking workshop this fall 09.

I was amazed by his work especially a painting of his daughter in his studio.

I would definitely attend another workshop. He has a great studio and Malibu beach is his backyard :)

I'll be posting a link to more pictures soon!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Small Works!

Red Pear 4x5 oil

Small works! Here's my first one! I've created another blog to post them in. Check it out!

Sunday, September 6, 2009


Worked on the lacing some more for about 3.5 hrs. It's very high contrast on the rug but I kinda like it.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Art of Seduction...

"empressjade" featured my print with her Art of Seduction; Delight the Senses of Noir Treasury List on Etsy. Check it out:

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Corset Painting....

Worked on the eyelets and purse this past Monday. It was a huge day... got a lot done.
On Tuesday I started with a new student... but overall this week's turned out to be pretty hectic.
Will try to get more done today and Friday.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

First Child Portrait Finished...

Lehna went home today! Taking new commissions!!!

Friday, July 31, 2009

Direct Painting Workshop with Gabriel Mark Lipper

Direct painting: This method of painting is used to make paintings in a single application. This is an opaque painting technique used by the Impressionists in their early work, the Fauves and the Abstract Expressionists. Direct painting relies on more planning because artists must consider form and color simultaneously. (Gamblin website)

Attended the two day workshop in the hottest days so far this year. Monday was 104 & Tuesday was 106! It added to the artist suffering. This painting style was pretty different from what I'm used to. The "direct" style meaning that the color mixing is figured out on the palette then placed on the canvas without any blending! This was a complete mental strain for me. I kept finding my self putting a base color to then put another color on top.

I think this will be a good technique for smaller paintings ( instant gratification).
Here are my two paintings:

First day: Faceted drawing... looks pretty scary, final study and detail.

2nd day final 3 1/2 hr painting.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Things are coming along...

Been showing up at the studio. Got my schedule down. Things are rolling along. It's all about children portriats now.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Home Studio... finally!

I've been wanting a studio at home forever. It has finally came true. We moved into our new house in April. Just got off of work for the summer this past week and have since been in my studio daily. Here are some pics...