Saturday, August 18, 2012

City View

City View    acrylic on canvas   24 x 20
I have been working on this for awhile and no longer recognize the model.  But I know it was at the firehouse because of the vase and the flowers.    Karen

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

The Howling Dog

Coffee Break                        oil on canvas
Anyone who paints in our figure painting group at the Firehouse from 11 to 2 pm. on Tuesdays  is familiar with the dog who sits with the man at the coffee shop next door.  He is a scruffy little guy who howls at sirens or other noises only he can hear.   Philip Ng did this wonderful portrait of him.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Carla and Ricardo

Ricardo          oil on canvas

Summer Hat #2             oil on canvas

These are done in oil on canvas in one session and measure 24"x18".   Although Ricardo has a book open on his knee, he looks very contemplative and sad.  The one entitled Summer Hat #2  is of Carla. She has posed for this and other groups a lot yet this is the first time I remember painting her. I liked her hat and the shadows it cast.  She was very cheerful with her turquoise blouse and earings.           
 Iris Sabre