Monday, April 28, 2008

In Search of Ice

This is something I just have to show you. I think this little guy is sooo cute! You can get him on CafePress wearing the t-shirt of the "In Search of Ice" pastel. I will be taking the original to the May Fair Art Show this weekend in Norman, OK.
This is the original painting. He's been a guest here before, but I just had to let you compare him to the little stuffed one at the beginning of the post.

Sunday, April 27, 2008

More naked painting

More demo painting at the Arts Festival this week.

I started out with oil. Right next to us were some woodworkers. The wind was blowing the sawdust was swirling and the woodchips were sticking. I wound up with more texture in my paintings than I planned.

Since I couldn't come out of that with a good oil painting I decided to have fun, so every little kid that came along to "admire" my work I handed them my brush and asked them to help me out just a bit. It was a lot of fun to watch the expresstion on their little faces as they worked on that oil and wood chip painting.

My next two shifts, I wised up and decided to go for revenge. I took my pastels....some really sabre tooth paper.....large sheets......lots of my more inexpensive pastels. I wound up getting two large pastels at least 3/4 done without getting a speck of that dust in my house. Don't know about the woodworkers - they may have taken some pastel dust home with them.