Friday, April 19, 2024

Onward

 Worked multiple areas; laid down a quick wash over the anemic looking sidewalk and street surface; not sure if it helped.

                                                     Another 4th Street, work in progress (click on image for larger view)

Sanding and Painting

 One more round with the sandpaper, and then another attempt to get the faces right. So far, so good, though still more to do.

                                                    Plat Du Jour, work in progress (click on image for larger view)
 

Freaking Out

 It's Friday already, and by my count I've got a mere 13 days left to finish 5 paintings. And it's not going well. I have to budget in time for rectifying mistakes; drying time; changes in color or drawing. I am freaking out.

Today I tried to tie up some loose ends on the left side of this painting, and make some decisions about the floor colors.

                                                    The Garden Room, work in progress (click on image for larger view)

Thursday, April 18, 2024

Two More

 Thursday morning painting:

                                                     Sai and Friend, work in progress (click on image for larger view)

 

                                                     Another 4th Street, work in progress (click on image for larger view)
 

Wednesday, April 17, 2024

More Groaning

 God, this is tiring. But I progress.

                                                    Dance All Night, work in progress (click on image for larger view)
 

                                                    Straight Ahead, work in progress (click on image for larger view)


                                                     Geneva, work in progress (click on image for larger view)

                                                    Athena, work in progress (click on image for larger view)
 


Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Bit By Bit

 I keep plugging away at as many pieces as possible these days. I did some background work on three or four of the America series today, but didn't bother to photograph them. Here, though, is one of the larger paintings. There is still much to do.

                                                    The Garden Room, work in progress (click on image for larger view)

Moving along— this one is finished!

                                                    4th Street (click on image for larger view)

                                                    Another 4th Street, work in progress (click on image for larger view)

 Not done yet, but pretty close to.

And:

                                                    Elton, work in progress (click on image for larger view)

Monday, April 15, 2024

Monday

Time to get busy. I was able to get two more people to pose for me for the America series, yesterday at my Artomatic volunteer support event, so the day wasn't a waste of time. I'll be posting the newbies soon. Meanwhile, worked today mostly on architecture.

                                                    Straight Ahead, work in progress (click on image for larger view)
 

Saturday, April 13, 2024

Street Scene Nearly Done

 I worked on this this morning, and all I can see that's left to do is some signage on the left, where that blue kiosk is.

                                                    4th Street, work in progress (click on image for larger view)

Friday, April 12, 2024

Geneva Takes Shape

 The little pieces from the America series are getting easier to paint.

                                                  Geneva, work in progress (click on image for larger view)
 

A Late Start

 I do feel like I'm running out of steam lately. A week off from painting is just what I need; unfortunately, the looming deadlines are quickly approaching.

Anyway, I decided to warm up the brushes by working on something fun today:

                                                    Elton, work in progress (click on image for larger view)


Thursday, April 11, 2024

Bit By Bit

 Refined many small areas on this today.

                                                    Another 4th Street, work in progress (click on image for larger view)

The Thursday Paintings

 Fine lines on the window and building edges.

                                              Dance All Night, work in progress (click on image for larger view)

Faces, mostly. And some work on the chairs.

                                                    Plat Du Jour, work in progress (click on image for larger view)

 

 

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Buildings Under Construction

 Spent the afternoon working solely on the buildings; made some decent progress.

                                                    Straight Ahead, work in progress (click on image for larger view)
 


Tuesday, April 9, 2024

A Little Glazing Helps

 The sidewalk— while it was very pretty—had no depth or interest, so I glazed over it with some filmy grey. Did the same with the street.

                                                    4th Street, work in progress (click on image for larger view)
 

The Garden Room

 More work on the floor, and a few figures here and there.

                                                    The Garden Room, work in progress (click on image for larger view)

This Looks Finished To Me

 Of course, in the next few weeks I'll find some tiny detail that I missed, or decide some element needs more work, but I'm satisfied with this one now.

                                                    Stockton Street  (click on image for larger view)

A Little Night Work

 This is one of a series that I'm hoping to show in the fall. It's been on the back burner for a while since I'm trying to focus all of my energy on the May show, but last night I just felt like working with this palette.

                                                    Joan, work in progress (click on image for larger view)

Monday, April 8, 2024

Post Eclipse

 The light definitely got weird this afternoon. I quite enjoyed walking around the yard as it got dimmer; it never got dark, of course, but you could tell something unusual was going on, and my cat seemed apprehensive. Also the cardinals, who like to feed at dusk, suddenly showed up in the yard and at the feeders.

Meanwhile: more work on the building at right.

                                                    Straight Ahead, work in progress (click on image for larger view)
 


They Say There's An Eclipse Today

I'm too busy painting to spend the next hour or so watching talking heads describe the solar eclipse that's headed this way, but I'll take a break later to see the crazy little crescent shadows on the patio. Right now I'm in panic mode, as I keep discovering more areas that I thought were done but will need extra layers of paint. Will I get these paintings done in time?

                                                    The Garden Room, work in progress (click on image for larger view)


Another Week

 

                                                    Another 4th Street, work in progress (click on image for larger view)

Sunday, April 7, 2024

Faces In The Crowd

I've still got a lot of small details to iron out on this, but I think all of the faces are now in place.

                                                    4th Street, work in progress (click on image for larger view)
 

Sunday Happenings

 Shawn is finished!

                                                    Shawn  (click on image for larger view)

 
And I made some progress on this:

                                                    The Garden Room, work in progress (click on image for larger view)

Friday, April 5, 2024

And, Geneva

 What a pleasure it is to work on this one.

                                                    Geneva, work in progress (click on image for larger view)
 


Now This

Adding a suggestion of brick to the previously blank left wall seemed like a good idea; I've been bothered by it for a long time but couldn't get the brickwork to look right until today. Also experimented with the dress at right, brightened up the sidewalk, and added some flower details.

                                                    Dance All Night, work in progress (click on image for larger view)

 

Moving on, I tackled the problem of the woman at left not looking like she was part of the scene. Added some brown to the two blues I've been using for her shirt, and I think it helped.

                                                    Plat Du Jour, work in progress (click on image for larger view)
 

Fun With Camo

 Got a little further on this today, but that camouflage stuff is harder to paint than I would have thought.

                                                     Elton, work in progress (click on image for larger view)


Thursday, April 4, 2024

Two Messy Early Stages

 I'm enjoying populating the America Series.

                                                     Sai and Friend, work in progress (click on image for larger view)

                                                     Athena, work in progress (click on image for larger view)