Tuesday, November 30, 2010


The last time Bob posed for us, I did one big painting

in acrylic on canvas. This time, I did a bunch of drawings in pastel (and colored pencil) on paper. The one with a solid, dark brown background was done on Colorfix Paper, which has a rough, colored coating that helps pastels stick to the surface. The others were all done on bristol vellum treated with sauce.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Ishtar in a Red Dress

I did two versions of Ishtar. This is the first and I am still working on the second one.  It is a 22 by 28 acrylic on canvas.  Karen


Mary is a new model for me. I liked her pose and did this one very broadly and reworked in the studio later.   It is 22 by 28 acrylic on canvas.  Karen

Tuesday, November 16, 2010


Artist & Craftsman supply sells a drawing paper that's
treated with a rough, colored coating that works very well with pastel. I used this paper with pastels and conte on Legs and also the portrait with the blue background. The other, simpler portrait was done in pastels and ink on paper treated with sauce.