So news from the studio...
The latest issue of Lee's Summit Lifestyle magazine is out, and it features a Q&A article with me. If you aren't subscribed to the magazine, no worries. Here is the online article:
Just gives a little background on me, and some insights on what inspires me as a painter.
Lately, I've been finally getting into a little plein air painting. I've done only a couple so far, but they were really fun and challenging. Definitely something I can really get into once the weather cools off a bit, especially when the fall colors start to form. But here are the ones I've done so far.
In addition, I've had a couple of other projects going. I'm trying to get some still life skills improved, and so I've done a few more rose studies. I'm a bit stuck on how I want to paint them... if they should be well detailed or shorthand. Here's a little glimpse..
Still working things out with that. Anyway, here's another recent piece called "White Hat." Kind of a random portrait, but something I love painting is a figure or object in the shadows with little bits of it (or in this case, her) peeking out into the light. The illusion of depth via light and shadow is a powerful thing if you can pull it off as a painter.
That's about all for now. Like I said, I have a couple of other projects going right now... one of them I'm really really hoping to pull off well. Let's just say I am placing some very high standards and expectations on myself for this piece. So it's going to take a little time.
More to come soon...