Tag: figurative

SOME RANDOM SKETCHES

My, oh my! I don't know where the time has gone the last few days. I'm back in New Mexico. I know, I'm surprised, myself. So was Thea when I walked through the door, unexpectedly.

It's late right now, though, and I'm pretty tired, so I'll try and bring you up to date tomorrow. Meanwhile, I would like to share a few iPhone sketches and one from the iPad.

This woman was in the Alameda, the big central park in Mexico City:

Then, I moved into the Sanborn's House of Tiles, the 18th Century palace covered in blue and white tiles, where the lunch counter is one of my favorite sketching spots, for these:

I don't honestly remember where I saw this woman. Possibly in the DFW airport on my way home. I do know that I did a few more there, but can't seem to find them just now.

These two men may also have been at DFW:

Back in Taos, I decided to try an experiment. I put iPhone photos I had taken in the Alameda up onto the big screen in my office, and sketched from them on my iPad.

Except for the last one, I feel they got a bit overworked. I will keep trying, though, as I have so much to work from in this way.

Today, Thea and I actually took the day off! First time in a long time. We drove down the high road to Chimayo, then back up through Ojo Caliente and Tres Piedras.

I managed to get these two sketches on my iPhone while waiting for our lunch in PeƱasco:

And, finally, here's a little quick IPad study of a small adobe across the road from the church in Trampas. I've always enjoyed the contrast between the house's blocky, smooth appearance, and that of the gnarly, twisted fruit tree in front of it. I've wanted to paint it for a very long time.

Now, maybe I will.

Back soon.

 

 

A MOMENT IN TIME / Daily Painting #1375

A Moment in Time / Oil on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches

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CAUGHT BY THE LIGHT IV / Daily Painting #1367

Caught by the Light / Oil on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches

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Another self portrait light study.


 

HALF-LIGHT STUDY / Daily Painting #1361

Half-Light Study / Oil on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches

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THE ART LOVER / Daily Painting #1096

Watercolor / 6 x 8 inches

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I saw this young woman in the Prado Museum in Madrid. She was lost in contemplation and awe of the master works surrounding her. Was she an artist, a collector, a historian? Or was she simply someone with a natural appreciation of art? What do you think?

I had a bit of luck while visiting the Prado. I had been scouring the web and bookstores both new and used, trying to find a book of paintings by Mariano Fortuny, the 17th Century Catalan painter whose watercolors, though relatively rare, are among the finest ever painted. All to no avail. In fact, it seemed obvious none existed. Yet, there in the Prado's gift shop, was a beautiful book of Fortuny's life and work. It now has a home in my collection, of course.

Here's a beautful little Fortuny 2 x 6 inch watercolor, Moors on Horseback, from the Metropolitan Museum in New York:

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WICKENBURG DANDY / Daily Painting #1040

Pen and Ink and Watercolor / 6 x 9 Inches.

This is number twenty three in the popular new “Confections” series. I'm having a great time with these, and apparently so are many of you.

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AFRICAN STREET VENDOR Daily Painting #787

African Street Vendor

AFRICAN STREET VENDOR

Oil on Paper mounted on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches

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The fellow this character is based on was plying his wares among the diners at a sidewalk cafe in Arles, France. He was friendly, unassuming, and polite. He had a backpack and was selling leather goods. I was reminded of the Native Americans selling turquoise and silver from table to table back home in the American Southwest, and the hammock vendors on the beaches of Mexico.

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