Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Friday, June 25, 2010

Johnny Newby

Here's Johnny. When I went to his shop he was changing the oil on his Harley. He told me that bike has over 200,000 miles on it. If you've never met him, you should. A little eccentric, and very intelligent. He wears the cap all the time, hardly ever see him without it.

Approximately 20" x 15", charcoal on distressed Canford Dread Gray paper.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Riley Guffey

Here's one of my grandfather, Riley Guffey. From a photograph taken about 19 years ago.

About 19" x 13", charcoal on Canson Mi-Teintes Sand colored paper

Monday, June 21, 2010

Dooley

Need a yard mowed? Tree trimmed? Dooley's your man.

20" x 15", charcoal

Friday, June 18, 2010

Herman

I talked with Herman a little today, and asked if I could take his picture. He knows me, but doesn't know my name. He drinks a lot, and can usually be found sitting on a bench on the shady side of the courthouse in the middle of our small town. Of course, the shade changes as the day progesses, so Herman moves around a little. He can also be seen walking through town and across the bridge over the Cumberland River, carrying his .22 rifle. Does some rabbit and squirrel hunting.

I showed him the digital pic on my camera, and he said, "There's Ol' Dad!" I think he'll get a kick out the drawing.

Herman, 15" x 20", charcoal

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Self Portrait Demonstration

Started this one last night, and took a few pics along the way to show my process. I meant to take more but I get to concentrating and forget. ;)   15" x 20", charcoal

The first pic is a quick 10 minute block-in using pan pastels and a small palette knife/trowel with soft tip as an applicator.



The next pic shows about 30 minutes work with an eraser, trying to find the forms.



Next is the first application with charcoal pencil. I rubbed down with a paper towel. About 30 more minutes.

Here's where I'm at now. This is after white was used, and again rubbed down to get the values closer together. This was about 45 minutes.



The process is about refining with each step. I see things now that need fixing. So each time I go back in, re-draw, brush or rub down, it gets more correct. At least that is the hope.
Worked on it about another hour tonight. I'm including the finish and a detail shot.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Charcoal self portrait

Playing with some new charcoal toys tonight. This was really fun. I'll have to really take my time and see what I can do with this stuff. This sketch was about 2 hours tonight. Also adding a detail shot.

14" x 19", charcoal



Self-Portrait - June 9, 2010

9" x 12", oil

Friday, June 4, 2010

Weathered

Here's today early painting. Started before work with about a 15 minute sketch, finished at lunch.

"Weathered"
"9 x 12", oil