Friday, September 24, 2010


"The Expectant Wife" 12" x 12" colored pencil, acrylic, silver leaf and paper collage on board.

Please come join me and 149 more outstanding artists tomorrow night for the Oklahoma Visual Artists' Coalitions yearly fund raiser
The 12 x 12 The event starts at 7pm in down town Oklahoma City at the Fred Jones Industries Building 900 W. Main St. You will have the opportunity to walk away with or more outstanding pieces of art, including mine! Check out all the information, plus pick your favorites in the online gallery HERE!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Landscape vs. portrait

I'm trying to decide which way to turn the piece I am currently working on, it just occurred to me tonight to turn it vertically, and it works well, not to mention suddenly it's so much easier to understand the structure of the nose... I don't look at many of them lying down.

I'm rather enjoying all the white background too, this is the danger of posting in process, something I think I've said before, I as well as perhaps you may become attached to the un-finalized piece, the looseness of in process is often charming... I might leave her hair whitish in fact, we'll see... I guess since I'm not putting the pencil down y'all will just have to trust me on this one.

This photo shows it turned vertically, i.e. portrait... I've been working on it for weeks with her lying down, i.e. landscape, it's terribly confusing but you will come across artists using these two terms to describe a composition, portrait = vertical canvas, landscape = horizontal canvas... try to be patient with us... we're creative.