September 25, 2010

Soccer out in Centreville MD

Very hot out on the Eastern shore of the Chesapeake Bay, where I got a quick sketch in of the soccer field and farm as the teams were setting up. Wind -- which did nothing to cool off the field -- came up in big easel-tipping gusts.

September 19, 2010

The Fencer

I haven't picked up a paintbrush for weeks.

Today my daughter posed for me, just 20 minutes, but enough for me to sketch in a large portrait of her in fencing costume, holding her mask and saber. Unbelievable happiness was the result. I have been thinking about painting her and other fencers, their graceful poses, their masked faces, the swift movement when they go from "ready..." to "fence!" Just a start!