Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Three... Five... Seven (and "The Large Project" Workshop)

"Three... Five... Seven"  (pastel, 30x24 inches) $2815 unframed for a limited time

I had this done weeks ago, but the Rodeo delayed my finish of the video speed-demo I wanted to post with it. Finally got that done, and here it is! Eleven minutes from start to finish (sped up 16x and with the boring bits clipped out.)

This painting and video were intentionally completed in time for my newest workshop "The Large Project" coming up in just 3 weeks in Ulysses, Kansas. There are still a few spaces available, and it's not too late to register!
Click on the flyer for a closer look, or visit my workshop page for more info!

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Portraits at the San Antonio Rodeo

Double quick-sketch portrait (conte pencil and pastel, 12x15)

I know!! I haven't posted in a LONG time!

Well, January was way too short a month to take "off", trying to catch up with paperwork and taxes (which I still haven't done, lol) and now it's the middle of February and the San Antonio Rodeo! Can you believe I've been sketching portraits there since 1994?! How time flies!

I especially wanted to post this portrait because I drew this girl four years ago, AND took a photo of it! I do get various people back to be drawn year after year, but it's memorable for me to get someone whom I felt I drew well enough to want to photograph the portrait...

quick-sketch portrait 2012
Now she's married and had her portrait with her husband. Here they are with their portrait from yesterday!

The rodeo continues through February 28. You can find me on the floor of the Freeman Coliseum, right down the stairs from the front entrance.

For more rodeo info, see their website at www.sarodeo.com.