Thursday, March 17, 2011

From the sketchbook

A quick 2 minute sketch of Calem in his favorite place - the bouncer.

Friday, March 11, 2011

A Diptych

I completed these paintings a couple of years ago as part of my painting everyday challenge completing a 100 small 5 x 7 acrylic paintings. This object happens to be a Japanese sake pot that I purchased when I was in Japan in 2000. These paintings when viewed side by side make a great diptych. The painting  'Japanese Pot with Cosmos' was painted in the natural daylight, the other Japanese Pot with Silene was painted ina black box with a light source.

These days with caring for Calem and Clara both I don't have a lot of time to mix and apply color to canvas.

Monday, March 07, 2011

Clara's first finger painting

Here is Clara's first finger painting at 23 months. During our earlier painting sessions with the paint brush I discouraged her from touching the paint. So when I initially got out the finger paints and explained to her that its OK to get this on your hand an make marks accordingly she was thrilled. I enjoy the balance of colors and marks in this piece. It has that great feeling of energy and enthusiasm that Clara brings each day.