Monday, July 11, 2016

More Daily Painting & Urban Sketching in July

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I must apologize. I have been incredibly busy with a number of deadlines and art projects on the go. I will try to post when I can in July but, for now, here is a small sample of some of the pieces that I have been working on.

"Mom" (acrylic 6x6)

My mother (above) passed away on June 30, 1981 and I miss her every day still. She would have been 80 years old on July 7. 2016. She has been on my mind a lot. I love her smile in this portrait. I always loved her smile.

"Rangoon Restaurant" (acrylic 6x6)
I plan to keep up with my urban sketches in my sketchbook but to also practice doing one quick 6 x 6 acrylic each day in under 2 hours. And to stop sharp - which is REALLY hard. (See my tweet of a Dave Coverly cartoon here

More samples
So the paintings here are NOT polished gems but they are samples of my daily practice pieces. Like a musician practices by playing scales - I am playing with subject matter, composition, colour schemes, getting the values right etc. I like to place a bunch of 6x6 samples down and ask my family which one they like best. They all have different favourites!

More samples.
My blog posts will be quite scant for July and August. It's much quicker and easier for me to post my daily sketches and paintings using my mobile apps for my Instagram and/or twitter accounts. You can follow me there at or

Have a great summer!