Monday, September 16, 2013


Progress today on a very large sunflower painting. 48"x36" acrylic on canvas. I finished my line drawing from live models (lots of sunflowers posed for me). Now it is washed with some coats of a warm undertone and ready to begin painting.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

update: Merit Award

My painting now displayed at the DuPage Art League in downtown Wheaton, Illinois has received a Merit Award. Nice! A few more of these awards and they will let me have a solo show.
The theme this month is "Memories". I titled mine "Memories of a Tropical Vacation in Midwinter". Surely I would hold on to such a memory if I had one.

It is of course a Hibiscus flower painting, acrylic on canvas, 24"x30". And it is displayed prominently in the window as you enter the gallery. The window is facing the street, (Front Street, Wheaton) so that even at night it is lit up and quite noticeable as you drive by. I am pleased.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

progress and process

Here is what is on my easel today. My process; drawing sunflowers from life, using a brush and watered down black acrylic as ink. I washed the canvas with a raw sienna tone, and am constantly adjusting and  re-arranging my composition as I use my living reference.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

folk music concert

Now on display

 At the DuPage Art League Gallery, this painting is now displayed in the front window. This month's theme is "Memories". I have titled this "Memories of a Tropical Vacation in Winter".