Friday, June 25, 2010

Barclay - Gifted to a friend

Two things I don't paint are landscapes and animals - however, Barclay is a special friend who lives on the same floor in my building. He's a grand pal and often joins us for wine on the terrace. He loves toast and he doesn't make any noise. He's got so much hair I wonder sometimes if he can see me at all. If I had a dog, I'd have one like Barclay!

20" X 20" Acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas

Friday, June 11, 2010

Girl with Braids

I haven't just sat down and drawn in a very long time. I've been thinking about polishing off those rusty skills. I obviously didn't get seriously detailed here but I did get a great deal of satisfaction in putting pencil to paper and seeing what kind of results I could get after so many years. This all came about when I was looking for something and came across my old drawing tablet. Perhaps I'll do some more. It's certainly a lot easier and faster than pulling out the easel and paints (and clean up is a breeze)....

Monday, June 7, 2010

John Gottlieb Bracchi

This is a charming and wonderful man from Santiago Chile. He was our tour guide on Saint Patrick's Day in Chile this year. It was a fabulous tour that made Chile one of my favorite places in the world. Not only is he a great guide but he's a charming and delightful host! He got into the spirit of the day and we had an amazing exerience in Chile as a result.

9" X 12" Acrylic and Arches 140# cold press

Sunday, June 6, 2010

After The Tears

This is a little girl at a school I visited in the delta region outside Buenos Aires Argentina. Some of the children were frightened when we entered their classroom. One small boy became quite upset. This child managed to regain her composure and offered a thin smile. She was so brave and just darling. I couldn't resist capturing that little face.

9" 12" Acrylic on Strathmore 140# cold press paper