Sunday, January 9, 2011

Saturday, January 8, 2011

In Memory of Margie Milas

This quotation is from a wonderful woman who among other achievements, helped make Olin College of Engineering a reality. These gentle, pithy words were the inspiration for the building of Olin. Mrs. Margie Milas just passed away, and the world will miss her presence. Our sympathy goes out to Larry, her husband (Olin's Founding Chairman of the Board of Trustees), their three children, and their grandchildren.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Painting Water 2

This is the second painting I did in Doug Oliver's workshop. "Breaker" acrylic on canvas. 20x16

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Painting Water 1

I recently had the opportunity to take a workshop with Doug Oliver. Over the course of three days, Doug demonstrated and taught his method of painting water with acrylics. He works quickly, with many layers of paint as he draws out the light and shapes and motion of his subject. It was fascinating to see him work. Doug is a generous teacher, excellent artist, and a man of warmth and compassion. It was a good three days. Here is the waterfall painting I did under his watchful eye. "Secret Falls" acrylic on canvas, 20x16.
Click here to view Doug's work.