PORTRAITS OF MY WORLD
The Slide Show Presentation
…is a view of how I see the world around me, and how I paint it. I am presenting this as a slide show tonight, in Palm Desert, CA. at the Southwest Community Church. Many people have said they wished they could attend. So I decided to include evryone in the presentation. Sit back, you don’t have to travel, and just enjoy. Thanks for attending.
The “Wet” Painting Art Studio. Small and efficient, where I paint with oil paints, acrylic paints, watercolor, pastel and anything else that comes to my hand. You can see that I keep a large collection of acrylic paints – heavy and fluid – from many different manufacturers. I paint on top of the giclee prints with these acrylic paints. The finished painting is called a “digital original.” By combining traditional painting methods and digital painting, there are never two paintings that are alike.
The Digital Painting Art Studio – No mess – Nothing Wet – No Odors – NO CLEANUP… The joy of painting with digital paints. The art studio space is very small, I have 2 monitors (which you can see). I use one to put my reference on (what I am going to paint from…my model) and I paint on the other. My studios are compact and efficient, which really is the reason for my productivity. I’ve had 6,000 square foot loft studios, to 1,500 square foot north lighted studios, but these two rooms have kept me working. And they are available at any hour of the day or night. No travel time required to get to the art studio.
The Slide Show presentation also covered all of the areas of art that I am currently showing online and at the street fair.
- Canvas Wall Art Mission – Architecture
- Ceramic Tile Coasters
- Custom Note Cards and Invitations
- Paintings from Your Photos
- Pet Portraits from Your Photos
And then some art pieces that aren’t on the Website yet…
Commissioned OIL PAINTINGS – Diptych Fuscia is 96″ x60″ I used ladders to paint these two piece. Most of my original oil paintings start at 48″ x60″ and go up in size. The scale is my favorite LARGE. But in recent years, I have done some pretty intimate small paintings. I see the world up-close and personal, and that is the way I want to present it. So now, I just do close-ups in smaller sizes.
My favorite thing is to draw. I love drawing from the live model. This series of women hiding behind their exotic hats, were drawings done from life, and were 32″ x40″. There were 12 drawing in the series, and I am proud to say that they all are in wonderful private collections around the world.
As I explain in every presentation, I painted by number until I was 28 years old. I Could Not Draw. Then I went to art school, and learned that drawing is a craft that can be learned. “When you learn to see – you learn to draw.” I did. I now explain… once you learn the craft, what you do with it is your talent … your art.
I hope you have enjoyed this mini-tour of my studio – gallery – and art. I’ve definitely enjoyed putting it together.