Saturday, April 26, 2014

The Figure

The art gallery that I am a member of, Gallery 9 in Los Altos, is having a group member show in the month of June.  The theme for the show is "The Figure".  If you have been following this blog you will note that I have not painted many figures and you will also note that I have never painted a female figure.  So, I went for it...and here's the result...
My goal was to produce a piece that resembled World War II pinup art.  There is a famous pinup artists from that period with the last name Vargas.  Google Vargas for a nice show of pinup artistry.  

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

1000 Island Lake

On a backpack trip with my daughter Megan a couple of summers ago we hiked up to 1000 Island Lake in the eastern Sierras.  One day I took a photo of the lake just prior to an afternoon rain shower.  I like the reflected clouds and the sense of peace that you experience when you have a place to yourself.

Here's my interpretation....