Mission Statement

This is a blog in which I intend to reach my goal to draw/paint a thousand faces! Welcome, and come along for the journey!

Friday, December 30, 2011

The Last Faces Of 2011

Just a few more faces before the old year ends, and the new one begins! These aren't finished pieces, but all I've been able to squeeze in over a busy holiday season.
Faces #516-#520
This face below is larger than life size, at what I would say is almost twice the average size of a head. I like to occasionally work at different scales to keep "fluid" .
Well there you have it: my faces for the end of the year! I hope everyone has a safe and happy New Year!

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Shells, Shoes, And A Collection Of Ordinary Objects

I am working on a new collection of pieces that revolve around ordinary objects. These are not still lifes, and the backgrounds are more graphic and abstract. The first two in the collection are done. Both are 11" by 14". But I think I will crop the one with the shoes (shown both cropped and un-cropped). Still deciding about that. I wish they had photographed a little better. I may try taking a few pics of them in natural light tomorrow.
Christmas is really coming up fast, and I am nowhere close to getting done all I have to accomplish. So much to do. But I will try to post again soon! Until next time, take care!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Daytona Beach: A Visual Playground

I was trying to describe what it is like here, for my blogger friend Libby. I am sure that people who have never visited Daytona Beach, imagine the ocean and the beach...
Maybe they even imagine boats on our many waterways and the ocean.
But it is so much more. You can enjoy, all year round, a helicopter ride, go horseback riding, take a ride on a ferris wheel at our boardwalk, go skydiving in our county seat, and many other things. It really is a playground, with all there is to do here. But it is also a visual playground. 
We have a brightly colored lighthouse in Ponce inlet.

Then there's the Boardwalk...

The Band Shell...

Beach Street (Downtown)

So many brightly colored shops downtown...
Or if you are beach side, there are dozens and dozens of shops in many colors and shapes. And there is the colorful "Ocean Walk"...
A stunning bed and breakfast...

It is this artist's inspiration and paradise!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Not Yet...

Although I have made some progress on this piece, it is still not finished nor have I had a chance to work on some of the great ideas I have had. An upper respiratory infection, and the holiday craziness has derailed my creative efforts. You may end up seeing pictures of holiday cookies, breads, and cakes posted here instead of faces in the days ahead! That's December for you! Take care until next time!

Friday, December 2, 2011

I'll Be Glad When...

I'll be glad when I'm finished with this piece! While I do like it, I'm wanting to move on. I must have gotten at least three new ideas for other pieces I want to do in the course of working on this one. Of those ideas, only one involved faces. I may just jump in and start on some of those other ideas before this piece is finished. I'll be sure to share! 
Until next time, take care!