Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Happy Birthday Sherrill!

May 20th would have been my mother-in-law's 72nd birthday.  In her honor, my husband and I spent the day with his father and brother (+ wife & son) planting flowers in her honor.  To commemorate the day, I painted her name and the date on the side of the planter and the result of all our combined work is below.




We miss you Sherrill!!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Monday, May 21, 2012

'Head Drawing' - Week 15

oil on canvas


I spent the last class on Friday finishing the above monochromatic painting which I'd begun the week before.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

'Narrative Illustration' - Assignment #1 (Version 2)

The final task for 'Narrative Illustration' was to re-do any project from the semester to improve.  I chose to revisit the first assignment to illustrate a cliche and found better reference for the donkey.  I also changed mediums and completed the following piece in water color and color pencil rather than acrylic and oil paints.


Thursday, May 17, 2012

'Situation & Environment' - Week 15

We spent the morning of the last day of class on Wednesday finishing the painting from the previous few weeks and my piece is below.

oil on canvas

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

'Situation & Environment' - FINAL Assignment

I have been working hard on this for awhile and I am SO happy to be done!  Still working on technique for photographing a shiny surface and will replace the image as I take better photos for final submission.

oil on canvas - 24" x 30"

Some readers of my blog may recognize this location....any guesses?



Sunday, May 13, 2012

'Head Drawing' - Week 14

Last Friday I began my final in-class piece for head drawing.  I began with a monochromatic underpainting which I am planning to glaze over next week to create the flesh tones.  This is a process known as 'verdaccio,' which was often employed by the pre-ninteenth century 'Old Master' painters.

oil on canvas

Thursday, May 10, 2012

'Head Drawing' - Final Assignment (in progress)

For the final assignment in 'Head Drawing' I am working on a self portrait in charcoal.  The piece will be completed for NEXT Friday, but my progress can be seen below.

charcoal on paper

Monday, May 7, 2012

'Narrative Illustration' - Assignment #6 (Final)

This is the final version of the sketch previously posted to illustrate the Smashing Pumpkins song lyric "The world is a vampire."

gouache & pastel on hotpress watercolor paper
8.5" x 11"

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Nude Figure Workshop #5

In workshop on Friday I decided to continue the exercise from the days class and completed the monochromatic head study below.

oil on canvas - 12" x 16"

Friday, May 4, 2012

'Head Drawing' - Week 13

Starting today and until the end of the semester, 'Head Drawing' will be 'Head Painting.'  The following piece was done in ~3 - 4 hrs earlier today.

oil on canvas - 12" x 16"

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Brian Wilson Nail Art

Even though Giant's closer Brian Wilson is out for the season after his recent Tommy John's surgery, beards are still showing up everywhere in San Francisco....including my nails!  Check them out below!

Sephora by OPI in 'Caliente Coral' and Sally Hansen Nail Art Pen in 'Black'