Tuesday, February 14, 2012


I recently returned from Robert Liberace's workshop at the Scottsdale Art School.  It was an invaluable experience per usual in Rob's classroom, but the school itself is quite impressive as well. The high caliber of teachers they attract is really something. We started off the week drawing and moved into painting mid-week. Below are a few images of my work, mostly in progress, because all my materials and work are still being shipped back to Georgia. I'll post final versions when they arrive.


After a hard day's work/fun, we did find some time to get out and explore the outdoors. Pictured are Robert, Kym, and me headed up Camelback mountain to watch the sunset. 

Monday, February 13, 2012


Here is a small study, 5"x7", where I tested how much red I could put into the painting.  It's framed in a cool greenish black frame, so it helps to balance all the warmth in the portrait.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Carlo with his flowers

When I first saw Carlo at the farmer's market, a number of possibilities for paintings and drawings came to mind and I continue to pursue them. I am enjoying the continuity of the subject while finding ways to present him in a new light. Zinnias are what I came home with most from his stand and they provided a wonderfully colorful backdrop to set Carlo against. The painting became as much a still life as a portrait.