Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Man Resting

This is another submission to the weekly painters challenge called Different Strokes From Different Folks hosted by artist Karin Jurick.

I have always veered away from painting people, but they provide such an endless supply of fascinating subject matter that lately I have been taking more risks. This challenge has been a great learning experience.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Country Boys and web page

What a bad blogger I am. I went against good advice, and I have been working on redesigning my website, which is crazy, because it is taking all my spare time and I haven't painted in weeks!! I have been struggling with Photoshop and Dreamweaver, studying books, doing online tutorials many times over so that all those cascading style sheets, and optimization facts sink into my non-linear brain.
I did this people painting at an artist friends cottage. I really enjoyed doing figurative work for a change, and I plan to do some more.
I took my neice to a country fair, and these musicians were playing. They looked great against the yellow and white striped tent, and they sounded great too. I'm pretty sure they are called the"Country Boys".

6x8" Oil on Raymar cotton panel

This is a sample of one of my web pages. I think it will have been worth it once I am finished, but boy, what a struggle! Does not come naturally.