Saturday, March 31, 2007

Werner Pfarr's Free Drawing Project

A while back I discovered a Drawing Blog by Werner Pfarr. I found it appealing because Werner lives and draws around Nice, France which is where I was born. Even more interesting is Werner's Free Drawing Project. He will send you a small drawing in return for a photo of the drawing once you recieve it. Then he frames the photo and does a drawing of that. That piece becomes the next free drawing. The idea being that this could stretch into infinity. You know ...a drawing of a drawing of a drawing,or as I learned on Werner's blog a Mise en abyme. Pretty cool if you ask me. Here is my little second generation drawing that I received from Werner. He has already done the next piece from the photo I sent.

Blue and Gold

Tiny flowers from my garden. 4x6 oil/wood

Sunday, March 25, 2007

From the Vault: The Fisherman

Here's an acrylic I did of my Dad back in the eighties. I was at my parents house today taking some photos of my older paintings, including my first self portrait at the age of 17...added to the self portrait post.

Saturday, March 24, 2007

Three Mussels

A friend told me of a spot on the beach where there was lots of driftwood. When I got there I found nary a stick, but tons of these small mussel of my favorite subjects, especially when they are still joined. Tried to stay quick and loose with this small study. Approx. 6x6 oil on wood.

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

better daffs

another try, this time out of the vase. 5x7

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Pesky Daffs

Every year now I try my hand at these, with results that are always displeasing. This is a small one...4x6 canvas

Saturday, March 17, 2007

Rose Bowl

These are a couple of "blown" roses I brought home from the part time job. In the floral business blown means fully open and probably pretty close to dying. They're no good for selling, but nice for painting I think. 5x7 oil/panel

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

White Diver Dan

I read somewhere a reference to small paintings like this posted on a blog as "Blog Paintings". I have no wish to try and do one of these every day, but doing them frequently is a good thing. Plus they do sell well. These little ceramic Occupied Japan figurines were made for aquariums, although they are often mistaken for spacemen. I think the inspiration was the diving apparatus out of Jules Verne's book 2000 Leagues Beneath the Sea. This is oil on board 5 1/2" x 7 3/4s. An odd size for an odd little man. back to the big stuff!