I Finished The Woman in the Purple Boots

I thought I was going to finish The Woman in the Purple Boots a few days ago but wasn’t able to. After letting the last work dry thoroughly, I finished it today in a short session. I added a few touches to the right-most figure and the right-hand background. Most of today’s work was on…

In the studio 10/18/15

It took awhile for Parade to get going. The ground is nonabsorbent and I fought it during the first several sessions. I still don’t like it but it’s starting to cook with gas now. Another thing that is challenging is the scale of the figures. They’re at that in-between scale; too small for full treatment,…

Transferring designs to canvas–update

I’ve written before about the various methods used to transfer designs to canvas or other surfaces. There are three ways to do it: projector, grid, or cartoon. Typically, I use grids. Grids can handle any scale and I like working out final design elements on the canvas grid before picking up the brush. I can grid off a sketch and…

In the studio 10/11/15

I finished Keith Standing in Front of a Painting of Himself quickly this morning and grew excited. I thought I’d also be able to finish The Girl in the Purple Boots today (you can see the painting on the easel behind Keith Standing in Front of a Painting of Himself). Close, but no cigar. Although I…

God Hates Renoir

I had to laugh when I read this article in the Independent.  The story is about the group calling themselves Renoir Sucks protesting in front of Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts. Renoir Sucks’ main tenant is, well, that Renoir sucks. The group maintains that they are tired of the ‘irredeemable treacle of Pierre-Auguste Renoir diluting the collection.’ They are…

Old painting medium revisited

I’ve written before about my oil medium. I wasn’t exaggerating when I wrote that my medium, one I’ve used for years, is the result of many, many trials.  I haven’t used every possible medium, of course, but I’ve tried a lot of them. No one can try all possible combinations.  Recently, I revisited one of my…

In the studio 10/4/15

I worked the last two days on The Woman in the Purple Boots. This morning I thought I could finish it today but I wasn’t able to. Except for the right-most figure, the painting is almost done–just a few touches here and there. The figure on the right needs more work. After I finish this…

In the studio 9/28/15

The Girl in the Purple Boots is 40″ x 50.” I enjoy the size so much, I prepared 6 additional canvases of the same size. One is in the drawing stage and another is in the early painting stage. The Girl in the Purple Boots is composed from three photos taken in Manhattan. It’s not part of…