Saturday, April 25, 2015

Blue DeSoto, Knightsen

"Blue DeSoto, Knightsen", acrylic on canvas, 12" x 12"

Here is the rare, endangered DeSoto, lurking in its natural habitat and ready to pounce on unsuspecting passers-by.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Hugo NoNo

Brooding (Hugo NoNo)
At our figure group in Brentwood this week our model was actor Thomas Lazur in character as his alter ego, Hugo NoNo.  With street-worn clothes, props and dramatic poses, Hugo brought to life a modern hedge-wizard and municipal transit warlock (his own words.)  It was a fun challenge to draw this intensely creative individual.
Seated Pose
Seated Pose (detail)
Down and Out
Down and Out (detail)
Standing Pose

Standing Pose (detail)

Choking Himself

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Los Vaqueros Spring

"Los Vaqueros Spring", acrylic on canvas, 8" x 24"
Started this painting with friends a few weeks ago at Los Vaqueros Watershed Park when the Spring terrain was aglow with vibrant greens.  With summer around the corner these hills will soon be turning to gold.

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Chase the Wind

"Chase the Wind", acrylic on canvas, 12" x 16"
Started this painting with friends along Old Sand Creek Road a few weeks ago.  After a while it got so windy we all packed it in (tough to paint when your easel wants to fly like a kite!)  Finished it up in my studio this weekend working from memory and imagination.  I wanted to capture the feeling of that lovely, crisp spring day, with a pattern of wind-waves in the meadow and a sky full of mares' tails.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Bo Vixxen

"Bo as a Mermaid", charcoal and pastel

"Angel Bo", charcoal and pastel
"Ready to Fly", charcoal and pastel

Our model at the Brentwood figure group this week was the lovely Bo Vixxen.  For the first poses she donned a sparkly outfit and feathered wings to become a burlesque angel.  Then she morphed into a gorgeous mermaid with a slinky tail.  Such a joy to draw this beautiful woman!