Sunday, February 20, 2011
Thursday, February 10, 2011
A few years back I painted a Monet waterlilies painting. It actually was a demonstration to my students in how to work at the project they were being assigned.
The school library was throwing away books that were very old. Some of them I saved as old classics but a lot of them were the ones on which my students could paint. I showed how they could imitate an artist's style while painting both cover and back of a book.
This painting was a Kandinsky inspired painting. The book itself was written in 1964 and it was about Atoms. I am sure the information in the book is outdated by now. I like to paint in abstract just as a wah to loosen up my tight painting style.
Thursday, February 3, 2011
This is another older painting that I made of a moose in Minnesota. It was created in oil pastel. The shoreline in the background is a depiction of what I could see everyday on Lake Pokegama, near Grand Rapids, Minnesota. The rest of the scene in the foreground reminds me of the old Hamm's Beer commercial that one use to see on tv. The land of sky blue water can be found in Minnesota in the summertime.