Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Texas Street Noon - SOLD

9x12 oil on canvas panel.
Several lunch breaks and a little bit of studio time were needed to fight this battle.
I wish I could say it was the heat or the sweat in my eyes but...
I'll just have to assess the results later, when I have some distance from the struggle.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Dappled Park - SOLD

8x10 oil on masonite panel.
I returned to Central Square Park on Saturday and again on Sunday to finish this painting. The dappled sunlight was a challenge...and trying to stay out of the sun.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Central Square Park - SOLD

8x10 oil on masonite panel.
This is the painting from my demonstration on Wednesday, and then some... I wasn't able to accomplish all I had hoped for, it's really hard to paint and talk so, I invited everyone to come back out to the park on our lunch break today to see the sketch completed. One person did and took some photos and video. I guess the oppressive heat on Wednesday was enough and considering it was actually warmer today, I don't blame them.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Warming Up At Central Square - SOLD

8x10 oil on masonite panel.
I was asked to do a plein air painting demonstration for the Art Department at ReelFX animation studio. I have done demo's before and it can be a little bit nerve wracking. Doing one in front of a group of highly skilled and talented artists had me a little more than anxious and very intimidated. I suggested Central Square Park as a location for its close proximity and to make sure I was off studio property where the group would hopefully be smaller. The demonstration was scheduled for Monday, then moved to Wednesday. I went to the park after work on Tuesday to scout it out and do this "warm up" sketch.
I will post the demo painting tomorrow.