Category Archives: figure painting

The Difference Between Painting and Drawing

People ask me if I sketch in with pencil or charcoal before I begin.   No, I don’t.  So much of painting requires restatement in the process, why start out fumbling from the beginning?  I try to say what I mean from the very beginning. Think about the process of painting as opposed to drawing.  Rendering […]

A Second Smattering on Painting Technique

The Beginning I was painting at Halcyon Coffee here in Austin on Monday.  The barristra was very interested, and asked me if I did an underpainting.  This made me stop and think about the actual process of the oil sketch.  I said, “well, no, not really”. I fumbled around for an explanation since I am […]

A Smattering on Painting Technique and Questions

This post was originally one of my first, in a series on technique.  The post, “The Difference Between Drawing and Painting” has had over 1100 views since I posted it.  I’m a slow learner, but I think maybe some of you out there would like to see more of my thoughts on technique.  Please, please […]

A Quick Oil Sketch of Two Girls Gossiping at Epoch Coffee

Detail of a Painting from the Studio

It measure 16″x20″, which is a large painting for me.  It has a very, RED wall.  I did a series in 2004 or interiors with red walls and dogs.  Why do we love red? I won’t be able to paint people in public until after my show, so bear with me until then.  I will […]

My Second Painting for the Upcoming Show

It still needs touch-up and clean-up.  I’ll do that when it dries.  The first one needs clean-up and corrections, too. I’m having a difficult time juggling painting for the show, and doing my painting in public.  Hope that ya’ll will bear with me.  I plan on painting live tomorrow.  Then, I will have to take […]

A Studio Painting from the “Shattered” Series

I’ll explain myself tomorrow regarding this painting.

I Painted These Lovers Under a Rusted Moon

I know that it is very “poster-like”, but that is how it came together.  I painted this couple at Spider House.  They were so in love.  It made me happy.  The end.

I Painted Chris on his Kurtzweil Machine at Little City

I had never seen a Kurtzweil Machine before.  I met Chris at Little City.  He told me that it was “a small, simple computer for the blind”.  Chris says that he does “soul-mapping”.  He was there for only a few minutes, waiting for a “to go” coffee at the counter.

I Painted the Barista at Pacha’s Coffee

I painted the barista  at Pacha’s Coffee.  I have never painted here before, although Pacha’s is in walking distance from my home.  He had on thermal longjohns with an elaborate silk-screened skeleton that he had printed on himself.  It was the same skeletal image in black, green, and red – so he had to run […]