Tag Archives: work in progress

Work in Progress: Gargoyle

What would it feel like for a gargoyle to get to the other side, the inside, of a stained glass window?  

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Losing the Thread

I remember the first time I ever tried to draw a smile, when I was about five years old. First I drew the crescent shaped open mouth. So far, so good. Then I drew a bunch of up-and-down lines for … Continue reading

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Magnolia, in progress

Across the main lawn of the park you can see a giant magnolia that used to stand next to a giant oak. But that oak has fallen and been cleared away.

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Two Trees

I started off wanting to make sense of a tangle of trees and shrubs in the shade, but like insistent siblings, two trees in the sunlight took over the composition.

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Starts

It’s dawned on me that I’m painting a series on Dimond Park, just because I spend so much time there with Shadow. Here are some painting starts, where I begin translating the sketches into paintings by blocking in the big … Continue reading

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Climb

Climbing up another hiking trail in Joaquin Miller Park.

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Shaded Trail

Cresting a trail through Joaquin Miller Park.

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Home Stretch

Getting close to a finish on this one.

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Continuing

Adding yellow to the mix. Still a long way to go. I haven’t done much of this kind of color mixing, using scumbles instead of mixing the color on the palette.

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Progress

Continuing with red green.  Still very red.

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