Friday, May 27, 2016

Doing this one again in larger format 30" x 40"  Acrylic (at least so far)

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Okay I have done two versions of this little 1885 photograph. I feel like I know the family perhaps on a stroll after Church looking into the window of the photographer's shop in New York. The daughter is quite pretty and dumpy mom is holding her perhaps a bit tight.  Dad stands a little distant, his whiskers perhaps exuding the smell of smoke.  The horse is not likely theirs. The second version has a white border more reminiscent of a photo. Although there is some detail, I tried to keep it loose and painterly. The size is 3 feet by 4 feet, acrylic, umbers and black (will never use Mars black again---does not spread well --better to make yr own black), 1/2" brush except for a 1/4" brush several places.

Friday, May 13, 2016

About 50% finished with version #2. Using just one brush so far -1/2".

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Three colors - acrylic - burnt umber, raw umber and white.  White chalk pencil for the sketching...one brush for both paintings (1/2").  Doing about 30M/day.

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Decided to do this one again with a one inch white border all around --after all I got the 3 x 4 ft canvases at two-for-one sale. 

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

A few minor touch ups and I'll be done...

Sunday, May 1, 2016


05/01/16
Going very slow on this - could do it in about a week but I put in 10-30 minutes/day between work, tennis, karaoke and life.