Saturday, September 16, 2017

Portrait Sketching Again

Conte crayon sketch on newsprint.  Reference from
"Man Wearing Turban" ©Kay M Dewar - 9 x 12 inches

Friday, September 15, 2017

Another Pretty Day!

We are very lucky here in the Pacific NW to be enjoying some lovely seasonal transition weather.  The sun is out and the temperatures are moderate--just as I like it.  The painting that I'm posting today is "Windowsill Bottles."  It is 9x12 inches and is oil on canvas board.  I enjoy looking at these bottles which live most of the time on my east-facing windowsill so the morning light shines through them.
Windowsill Bottles  ©Kay M Dewar - 9 x 12 inches - oil

Monday, September 11, 2017

Another Floral in Oil

This piece which is titled Sunflowers in Blue Vase is another floral study in oil.  The arrangement was a table decoration for a gathering of a group of friends at my home and it seemed to need to be used again.  Therefore, it became another "art object."  Sunflowers are such a cheery flower and paired with the cobalt blue vase, they made a good still life subject.  This is 8 x 10 on a canvas panel.  It is available through my page at Daily Paintworks
Sunflowers in Blue Vase ©Kay M Dewar - 8 x 10" - oil on panel 

Friday, September 8, 2017

September 2017 - Back to the Easel

The summer got away from me with various activities -- some fun and some just plain needed to be done.  I have worked on some artwork, but didn't get any posting done.

I'm posting an oil painting of a favorite rose that I see from my living room window.  Its thorns make trimming difficult, but the blooms are so beautiful.  The color of the flowers changes somewhat from spring to fall.  They are currently a lovely coral color.

This painting is for sale at my Daily Paintworks site.

Coral Rose ©Kay M Dewar - oil on 6 x 6 panel - unframed

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Spring is Here

We are having a pretty weekend.  Sunshine this morning is very encouraging.  And tomorrow is promised to be a lovely Easter.  I finished this drawing a couple of days ago and have decided that I like it.  I include a torso on this one.  I really need to work on drawing figures.  I'm calling this one The Fisherman and it is conte crayon on newsprint.
The Fisherman - conte crayon on newsprint - ©Kay M Dewar

Thursday, April 6, 2017

....and even more sketches

I'm still borrowing from family albums to practice the portrait sketching techniques which I learned in Ned Mueller's workshop in February.  I've also downloaded some free images from an internet photo site to use for practice.

Rob at Bat - conte crayon on newsprint

Young Girl (Rachel) - conte crayon on white drawing paper

Older Man - conte crayon on newsprint

Young Man - conte on newsprint

Monday, March 20, 2017

Continuing with Portrait Sketches

Using the same procedure that I learned from Ned Mueller (conte crayon on newsprint), I've been continuing to sketch faces.  Since I don't have live models, I've been working from family photos.  I am posting three of these images here.  They are all grandchildren of ours:  Rachel, Paige and Mackenzie.
Makenzie - age 2

Paige - age 8


I've also been adding to my Daily Paintworks gallery so if you click on the Daily Paintworks slideshow on the right side of the page, you will see a few more additions.