Tag: Chaffee Art Center

Attitude 16"x20" acrylic

I am back from traveling and ready to paint!  This is a demo for a beginners class at the Chaffee Art Center.   Everyone had a good time and some really nice paintings came out of it.  I focused on creating the design using geometric shapes and how to create varying brushwork.  When I do these…

Color Coordinated 8"x8" acrylic #324

I painted this on stretched canvas with acrylics and I already know that I want to paint it again with oils on panel. It is for a fundraiser for the Chaffee Art Center and they wanted it on canvas, but I really do prefer panels and oils. I liked how everything seemed color coordinated and…

Kate ink #245

This is a quick sketch of my friend and fellow artist Kate. I didn't like the pose the model was holding so I did her instead. She is making a funny, serious look with her mouth as she studies her work.  

15 minute pose II oil 8×10" #238

This is another quick pose. I see there is a glare on the photo. I don't usually paint on canvas board which is what this is. I, like so many other daily painters, like gesso board or a similar slick surface. There is something to be said about trying different effects, surfaces, colors, brushes, etc.…

15 minute pose oil 8"x10"

on Thurs. evenings I do drawings and sometimes quick oil sketches with a model with a few other artists….there are things I like about this but I didn't really have time to get the values in the way I wanted to

Under Cover 5"x7" oil #156

The model struck a reclining pose and we set up for a 1/2 hour session. A couple of minutes into it I noticed she was twitching all over. I thought she was going to have a seizure but it turned out she was just freezing cold, so we covered her up and took a break.…

Samara the Teething Garden Fairy 8"x10" watercolor

This is the second (and last) painting I did in Robert O'Brien's workshop this weekend. It was a watercolor landscape workshop, so I don't know what I was thinking when I chose this image to paint, but it is all about shapes, right? I really like watercolor and it requires me to exercise a huge…