Wednesday, March 17, 2010


Romeo__Decision__9x12 pastel pencil on archival paper__from my sketchbook
I mentioned a while ago that when Romeo sees me looking at him (or aiming a camera) he jumps up and gets in my face. So it's hard to sketch him from life sometimes. If I have the right angle and he doesn't SEE me studying him, I can get away with it. In this sketch, he obviously knows I am looking at him, so his "decision" is whether to jump up "now" or after I am finished sketching him....Guess what he decided?
Below is an invitation I have been meaning to send....I wish I had mentioned it sooner for my Texas friends...It's the last big exhibit of my Last Year on the Farm paintings. About 100 selected paintings will be on display for a month in Marble Falls, TX....the reception is THIS SATURDAY, but the show hangs till April 18. I will speak a little bit on Saturday and on April 18, too and tell a little bit about the farm...PLEASE COME! I would love for you to see all these plein air paintings, and hear what you think of my farm....


Marilyn said...

So enjoy these beautifully articulated drawings of Romeo. And I know exactly what you mean about sketching them from life, part of the fun and a great exercise in capturing the fleeting moment. Looking forward to your show in Marble Falls!

James Parker said...

I was over at Marble Falls Thursday viewing Marilyn Nasky's Demo at Highland Art Guild, and moseyed down to JSpace and peeked thru the window at your pre-assembly of works. Looking forward to your exhibition. And...I have mentioned and linked your site to today's blog (March 20) on jamesparkerart.