Friday, February 17, 2012

Practice, practice, and more practice

Lately the job I was doing and a lingering cold have completely destroyed whatever schedule I was trying to keep on this blog. But since the job has ended and the cold is finally not getting any worse, maybe I can get back to posting again on a regular basis.

For now I'm just going to stick up what I've been working on the past couple of weeks. Inspired by friend Norman Mallory, I tried doing a watercolor portrait. Actually, I started this thing four or five years back and it just sat on the shelf unfinished. I finally pulled it back out and jumped in and finished it up. The big thing I apparently learned in that time was start working with a lot bigger brushes.

There are some new kitty paintings. I never get tired of drawing my feline friends. And they charge so little for modeling fees.

There are also a couple of pieces in progress. Here are the pencilled versions of portraits of Jon Hamm and the original Saint, George Sanders, who also was the first actor to play Raymond Chandler's Philip Marlowe. Of course he wasn't called Marlowe, but Gay Falcon, in the l940's "The Falcon Takes Over", the initial adaptation of "Farewell, My Lovely. There's also a version of the two pieces at there present stage.

1 comment:

  1. As always the sheer variety of subjects and scenery in your art never ceases to amaze. I'm a huge George Sanders fan going back to films such as Foreign Correspondent and Man Hunt. The above piece truly does him right. Splendid work, Mike.