Saturday, June 25, 2016


24x34 oil on canvas
Ahh summer. No one loves summer like a teacher. Summer's when I get to paint full time and paint when I have good energy. The only multitasking I need to do is laundry, etc.  Kind of ironic that my first painting is of children. The standing figure is one of my now former students. Next year he'll go on to the middle school. The picture is few years old and finally I got around to painting it. Here's a bit of my process. First I gridded the photo and drew with pencil and painted a thin coat of gesso over that. I blocked in with acrylic and then tackled one section at a time in oil. I listened to a few books on tape while painting and the last book was one from the Outlander series and I am so hooked!
Thanks for looking.