Thursday, December 31, 2009

Great Fun . . .

Wishing you a Happy New Year!

One afternoon this last week a quartet from the Seattle Dickens Carolers came by to serenade us. They are Wonderful! I highly recommend them.

painting a little more . . .

A little more paint has been added to the figures. I am standing on a box so I can reach the top hat on the tallest figure. I hope to post the rest of the images in a day or two.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Painting the Dickens Carolers

Several months ago I sketched four figures on 4 x 8' sheets of plywood. (Parts of two panels are shown in "A fun project . . . " posted on December 17, 2009)

When the figures were finished, they became part of a display used by the Seattle Dickens Carolers in late October and mid November this year. When I receive a photo of their final use, I will post it. I have put together a series of images showing the figures in the shop during the painting process and will post after they are turned into a short video.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

A fun project . . .

In late October I painted four Dickens Carolers for a friend.

The project began by sketching four life-size figures with chalk on three 4x8' sheets of plywood. Next they were then cut out by Nathan Rodda, the model shown here. I might add, Nathan is the fantastic set designer for the Seattle Gilbert & Sullivan Society and heads the Seattle Dickens Carolers.

When I figure out how to post images of the project in process, I will post that here as well.

Monday, December 14, 2009

"Orcus Sunflowers"

10 x 8"
oil on panel

These were down the road from an Orcus Island cabin rented with friends. We stayed and painted for a week. This was, of course, when the flowers were actually in bloom. It has been below freezing for a week and actually dropped to 17° one day, very unusual for the area. I decided to post something from a warmer day.