Monday, August 22, 2011

La Viuda (The Widow)

La Viuda
encaustic on plaster

This is my third time working with this combination of materials, and I really enjoy them. They both have such a great feel.

The title for this piece refers to this work by Ramon Casas. And while there is no borrowing of literal images, I feel a similarity. See how his painted folds of white fabric and appears in my piece as the edges of the plaster, for example?

Friday, August 19, 2011

Show at the Sprinkler Factory

conte crayon

The Worcester Life Drawing Group Is having a show at the Sprinkler Factory this September 1st through the 25th.

There will be an artists reception on Friday, September 9th, 2011 from 6-9 p.m.

This group has been meeting for something like 35 years at various locations around Worcester, and some of the original group still attend. I've been drawing with them, with spotty attendance, for the past three years.

Here's one of the pieces I hope to include in the show.

I'm not sure exactly who will be exhibiting, but mostly likely there will be works by some of the Worcester area arts stalwarts like Sid Solomon, Elly Beatty, Sam Lalos, Randy LeSage, Don McCabe, Michel Merle, to name a few.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

self portrait

self portrait
encaustic on plaster

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Are We There Yet?

The Fields at Utley Road
oil on canvas

I have been working on this painting for a year.

I think I am done.

But I haven't signed it yet!