September 4, 2016

Knowing Frida

Filed under: PAINTINGS,Portraits — Colby @ 7:10 pm

This is my tribute to Frida, of the phenomenal Swedish pop group, Abba. It’s from the video for “Knowing Me, Knowing You,” which is on their Arrival album.

Knowing Frida

Watercolor pencils and wash on watercolor paper, 10″ x 14″

May 8, 2016

Moms

Filed under: DRAWINGS,PAINTINGS,Portraits — Colby @ 12:02 pm

For mother’s day: a collage of drawings and paintings I have done over the years of my favorite moms.

Moms

Top (L-R): my paternal grandmother (digital drawing); my maternal grandmother (pencil); my Mom, young (chalk and charcoal), older (color pencil).

Center: My daughter (acrylic); my daughter (pencil); my daughter-in-law (color pencil).

Bottom: My precious wife (pencil, water soluble pencils, pencil).

November 22, 2015

Girl in Color 3

Filed under: PAINTINGS,Portraits — Colby @ 4:45 pm

Even though I love watercolor art I haven’t used that media in decades, maybe since college. I decided to give it a try. I looked in the cabinet and found a typical, school art class tray of Crayola watercolors; 8 colors. The box has my son’s name on it. I’m not sure if it’s from his high school days or junior high.

Girl in Color 3

Watercolor on watercolor paper, 9″ x 10″

November 8, 2015

Glasses

Filed under: DRAWINGS,PAINTINGS,Portraits — Colby @ 3:09 pm

One of the basic coordination skills to learn early in life – putting on glasses.

Glasses

Water soluble color pencils, wash, on paper, 8″ x 10″

August 16, 2015

Girl in Green

Filed under: PAINTINGS,Portraits — Colby @ 10:38 am

I had been working on a different painting. It was going poorly. So poorly, in fact, that I did something I haven’t done in years. I gave up. Most of the time I’m committed enough to work through problems. Not this time. I didn’t think it was salvageable. But I needed to paint SOMETHING! So, I experimented with this.

Girl In Green

Acrylic on canvas, 16″ X 20″

April 20, 2015

Rock Steps

Filed under: PAINTINGS — Colby @ 8:26 am

I had the pleasure of visiting Holliday Park in Indianapolis and wandered around in the woods on the nature trails stopping briefly to take a photo of some rock steps on the trail. Here they are converted to an acrylic painting.

Rock Steps

Acrylic painting on canvas, 18″ X 36″

October 20, 2014

Washing Hair

Filed under: PAINTINGS,Portraits — Colby @ 10:57 am

Archives:
An oldie. Trying to paint simply and simply paint with limited colors.

Washing Hair

Acrylic on canvas, 24″ X 36″

October 6, 2014

Spoon

Filed under: PAINTINGS,Portraits — Colby @ 12:06 am

Spoon

Water soluble color pencil and wash on paper, 9″ X 8″

September 7, 2014

Fair Share

Filed under: PAINTINGS,Portraits — Colby @ 10:43 pm

There’s always enough cotton candy at the State Fair for two little girls to share.

Fair Share

Acrylic on canvas, 16″ X 20″

May 8, 2014

Brandy

Filed under: DRAWINGS,PAINTINGS,Portraits — Colby @ 10:23 am

This is my rendition of Brandy Herbert, a friend of mine from high school.  She’s a music guru,  producing sessions for other songwriters/singers or playing on recording sessions for others  as a guest artist or “hired-gun.” She still does a couple of guest-concerts a year and is playing with about 4 different bands and projects in various jazz-venues around Colorado.

She toured with the original Platters, was lead guitarist for the Bobbie Gentry Show tour and has played alongside a bunch of our musical heroes including Jimmy Reed, Chuck Berry, Jimmy Clanton, the Shangri-La’s, Teresa Brewer, Lionel Hampton, Burl Ives, Nancy Wilson and many, many more.

But, more important, she’s my friend.

Brandy

Water soluble pencil and wash on paper, 7 ½” X 10″