Cloud 12 - sunset over a lake

Oil on Gessoed Rag Board, 4" x 4" SOLD

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This was painted on an orange-primed piece of rag
board. The picture does not do it justice, unfortunately.

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Head of Achilles in Oil Pastel Sgrafitto

Oil Pastel and Crayons, 4" x 5 " NFS
In this technique you cover a stiff piece of paper or
card with Crayola crayons in different colors.
If you think about the color that will be the last
layer on your piece, you can choose the crayons and
you can choose your color scheme before you even
start working. For this I also used a metal ceramic
tool that had a rod with six pieces of very strait
wire at the end. This way you coud draw two to six lines
exactly the same each time you draw. It was very
easy to create cross-hatching this was.


"Baroque Spirit"

Softground Etching, 7" x 9" NFS
I thought I would show a piece that is in the same
vein as my pastel drawings. I did this a while ago.
As a matter of fact, it was my first softground etching!
This is a statue behind the villa where I went to
graduate school in Florence. It was sticking out of
the end of a staircase leading to the garden behind the
villa. This was in San Domenico da Fiesole, halfway
between Florence and Fiesole. We had a beautiful
view of Florence rising out of the mist. It was a
beautiful place. We did not live there, we just had
classes there, and lived in apartments in Florence.
Anyway, I love this piece, partly because it was
a happy accident on a first try!
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