This is the beginning of an 11" x 14" oil on stretched canvas using a black and white photo from the '40s as the reference. Dottie was the wife of Pee Wee and is now about 83 years old.
This is the painting my student Wanda finished today. She hasn't painted in over 20 years and is now re-initiated into the Order of the Artist. She was covered in paint by the end of the day, but she did a great job on this, her re-entry painting. Wonderful, Wanda!
Dianne Mize has graciously bestowed a lovely award upon me- Arte y Pico
It appears this award originated with a blogger named Eseya from Paraguay whose desire it was to award bloggers who inspire her and whose work she admires. The domino effect set in and now it's said to be one of highest honors among bloggers. Thank you, Dianne! And so I give the Arte y Pico Award to the following five bloggers:
Carol Marine Carol is a talented daily painter who is generous with her process and encouragement of other painters. She inspires me every day.
Karin Jurick Karin is a shining star in the artist's sky who shows what's possible with incredibly hard work and persistence . I'm over the moon with admiration for her.
Frank Gardner Frank is a wonderful painter who is also very generous in sharing his process and experience with the rest of us.
Colin Page Colin's paintings light me up on the inside. I have instant happiness and joy each time I see his work.
Kathryn Law Kathy is undergoing a perception transformation and is terrifically generous in sharing her thoughts and paintings as she goes. I look forward to each new painting.
Some of these painters may not have the time or inclination to keep this award circulating, but they are the ones I watch most carefully as I find my own way along this artist's path. I'm very grateful they share their work via their blogs.