Tag Archives: oil sketch

Friday Figures-Icons of Change

Ms. Magazine founder and icon of feminist activism, Gloria Steinem, will be the keynote speaker at the Choices 2013 fundraising dinner and art auction on September 21 at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City. The event … Continue reading

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Friday Figures- The Cycle of Life Needs a Rack, Too

Our arts-friendly town has become very bike-friendly of late. So, the Norman Public Arts Board with co-sponsor Fowler Volkswagon held a bike rack design contest and got  over 200 submissions. I’m very proud and honored that two of my designs were included … Continue reading

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Friday Figures: Ouch.

It was my fault. I was allowed to suggest a pose today, and said, How about this one? As the session progressed, the model’s muscles twitched and her toes curled. I felt her eyes on me, and felt twinges, too- … Continue reading

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Friday Figures- Brother, can you paradigm (shift)?

She had been working on this picture for so long that she had felt her style shifting as different areas of the painting neared completion, and now that it was almost finished, the sections began to merge ungraciously, with rattling … Continue reading

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Friday Figures: Learning From a New Master

Mitsuno Reedy has long been a shining star in the art firmament of Oklahoma; her portraits are in hot demand at the top government and corporate level and her paintings hang in the State Capitol’s permanent collection. Clearly, she is doing … Continue reading

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Friday Figures- A Model’s Moods

I hardly ever start painting right off the bat. A three hour work session broken into 20 to 25 minute blocks allows time to figure out composition and shadows, to slow down and see. The first time block, for me, … Continue reading

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Friday Figures- 3 Nudes

  Not a lot I can add to this, but I do want to mention that two of my oil-wash on paper figure sketches will be included in an upcoming show, Biting The Apple, at the IAO Gallery in Oklahoma … Continue reading

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