Head of Achilles - mixed media

Oil over pastel drawing - 12" x 14"
I didn't actually do this drawing/painting
today, but I've never shown it, and decided
that I want to. If for no other reason than to
inspire myself to move on to something
else for a while that I love to do -
pastel drawings.
This particular piece is interesting in that
it is a mixed media image. It was done
on Frankfurt Cream paper, first a pastel
drawing was done, and then I isolated that
with acrylic medium. This particular paper,
that has been around for centuries, literally,
is very resistant to warping or wrinkling when
it is wet.
After the medium dried, I used my oil paints
and those little squeegee things called
"Color Shapers" to finish the image. I was
very happy with it.
I hope to have some new images in the same
vein in the near future.


Christina with a Shawl

Oil on board, 5/14" x 7 1/4 " SOLD

This is a sketch of a friend of my daughter's who
has an incredibly beautiful head. I have painted
and etched her several times. This is not a detailed
image, but I like it just the same.
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Oil Sketch over Grisaille of Sharon Posing

Oil on Linen, 4 1/4" x 6 1/4"

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This is a loose color study over
a black and white oil grisaille

Painting this way is really fun,
because you do a black and white
version first, let it dry, and then
paint over it.

This is the way oil paintings were
first done in the 14th/15th Centuries.

I painted into a wet glaze of Gamblin's
Transparent Earth Red, a wonderful,
all-around useful color that I have used
many times for this same technique.

Cloud X

Oil on gessoed ragboard, 4" x 4 1/4" SOLD

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This may be my last cloud. I have something else
to post that I did today.

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